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    Head Gasket

    I am looking to run only 2 layers of head gasket on my GP1200R. I am starting with a brand new gasket. Should I put anything (coating) between the 2 layers, or just bolt them up?

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    just apply a thin layer of grease and torque it down.

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    Not to get off the topic NeVerMind started, but what does the grease do? Is it for sealing?
    I did the 2 gasket layers with copper spray with good results - no water leaks and good compression

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    Is this just a cheap way to add some more compression? What is the benefit of the 2 layer gasket instead of the 3? Any idea what the gain is if its compression?

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    I think I have seen on here that some people run one gasket

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhoad
    I did the 2 gasket layers with copper spray with good results - no water leaks and good compression
    I did 2 layers with the copper and I was getting a BAD leak. I am not 100% sure it is the head gasket, but I am going back to not using the copper spray.


    Also, the 2 layer gasket thing is a compression increaser.

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    I put mine on dry , it seals very well .

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    [QUOTE=dhoad]Not to get off the topic NeVerMind started, but what does the grease do? Is it for sealing?

    Yes it helps it seal.

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    You guys ever try 5200 on a head gasket?

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    how much of a compression increase are we talking?

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