re- Sunday ride

JOHN SOLIDAY johnsoliday at
Mon Jan 19 17:32:44 PST 2009

Gaskets that have no serious pressure behind them can be re-used.  I clean them with a non-hardening cleanser, believe or not, carb cleaner will make them harder and they might leak.  I wash them off with dish detergent in the sink, let them dry.  I put a light coating of Permatex Blue (the oil and gas resistant) silicon seal and you're good to go.  In proper disclosure though, if you can afford it new gaskets are usually a no-brainer but this is my experience.
John> Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 16:19:26 -0800> From: dwaynedaniels at> Subject: Re: re- Sunday ride> To: masonjs at; gpzlist at; schnowz at> > You should be able to reuse those gaskets as long as they are not shrunk to the point of being below the metal surface and/or they aren't dry-rotted.> > --- On Mon, 1/19/09, schnowz <schnowz at> wrote:> > From: schnowz <schnowz at>> Subject: Re: re- Sunday ride> To: "The Masons" <masonjs at>, gpzlist at> Date: Monday, January 19, 2009, 7:09 PM> > Jim, It could be too late, I didn't plan on laying it up and it hasn't> > been idling smoothly for over a year, so I'm gonna have to clean the> carb's > in the Spring.. Not to sure if there are other issues but they need cleaning > first.> I did put some Techron in the gas a few weeks back, and theres probably > some still in the gas albeit in diluted form.> So can you normally re- use the float bowl gaskets?> > Pete> > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "The Masons" <masonjs at>> To: "schnowz" <schnowz at>; <gpzlist at>> Sent: Monday, January 19, 2009 5:56 PM> Subject: Re: re- Sunday ride> > > > If you're that worried Pete, put some stabil in your tank, then drain> your > > carbs. I think you need either a 3mm or 4 mm hex key for the drain > > screws. As I recall I brazed one onto a 12" piece of 1/4" rod> that I put a > > 90 degree bend in the other end, you need a long wrench to reach the far > > carb.> > Before you try to start the bike again remember to prime your carbs or > > you'll drain your battery trying to fill them.> >> >> > Jim> > > 

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