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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Old gasket clean-up

Whatís the best way to clean off old gasket residue?

My í86 VN750 is getting her 3rd stator.
This is the first one that Iíve installed.

The previous owner installed an after market stator.
It lasted a month and was replaced under warrenty.
A year later I buy the bike and the stator goes out in three days.
Given this history and the info Iíve gathered from this very helpful site,
Iím a little gun shy about the current crop of new stators available.

On Ebay I found a case with stator and pick-ups installed.
The stator appears to be original and measures OK with an ohm meter.

Although this Ebay case is alittle rough on the outside, Iím leaning toward using it rather than trying to move the stator from one case to another.

Opinions and help with the gasket cleanup please.

Thanks
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 01:25 PM
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i recomend getting the stator rewound by tpe-usa.com though it will take them 2 to 3 weeks its a great stator ...


to clean gasket material i use a scraper then a brass brush on my drill ... brass being softer then aluminum it wont gouge the cases



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There is a spray material that is excellent for removing old gaskets. But I can't remember the name of it at the moment. Check with an auto parts store; they should have it.

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i have used WD-40 and/or PB blaster. let it soak in, then a scaper VERY GENTLY!!. Followed up with some 800 grit sandpaper i had. turned out great for me!
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i use a wire wheel on a drill, or a "Gasket Scraper" (looks like a putty knife, but a little thicker and has a sharper blade), or for the really tough gaskets, I use a digrander with a "Flapper Wheel".
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Gasket scraper and Roloc Scotch Brite on a mini angle grinder has work great for years.


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Gasket scraper and Roloc Scotch Brite on a mini angle grinder has work great for years.
that is what i was referring to as a "Flapper Wheel"... couldn't remember the proper name...lol
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