Thread: VF3 Gasket tip
08-15-2006, 07:40 PM #1
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VF3 Gasket tip
If you need a gasket for the VF3 setup, and dont have the individual gaskets handy, Use this one from Yamaha, # 60t-13556-00. You can lay the adapter plate over the gasket and trim out the squares, or , you can just slap it on
if you need the outer gasket for the VF3. If you have a 1200 engine, you will also need to cut out 6 holes for the carbs
Last edited by swamped; 09-21-2006 at 10:30 PM.
08-15-2006, 07:54 PM #2
Awesome information !!!
I am moving thread to the How-To-Section.
08-16-2006, 02:40 AM #3
Also Randy at Watcon sent me some a while ago. I didn't even have to trim them for the inside. They were exactly the right size for front and rear.
01-04-2007, 11:07 AM #4
Hey guys, just got the gaskets in today.
This is perfect ! Thanks for starting this How-To tip Swamped !
* The only thing you need to do is cut out holes for the carb mounting bolts (6). You can use a leather hole punch or a regular paper hole punch.
* Remember to buy 2. One for the top of the plate and the one for the bottom.
Last edited by RX951; 01-04-2007 at 11:10 AM.
01-04-2007, 11:11 AM #5
Gonna pull my reeds here soon and this will make life a lot easier than cutting my own!
thanks for the tip!
01-04-2007, 11:19 AM #6
Now for the bottom of the plate where it meets the case, you'll need an exacto-knife to cut out the squares for the VF3's to poke thru. No biggie, takes about 1-2 minutes with a sharp new blade.
* Apply pressure on the plate, mark with a sharpie, make sure the holes stay aligned while you are marking them. Also mark your carb mounting bolts while you have the plate on top.
* Remove the plate.
* I would now use a ruler to make sure you keep your cuts straight !
* Its now a 1-peice gasket !
Last edited by RX951; 01-04-2007 at 11:22 AM.
01-04-2007, 11:24 AM #7
I was a little worried about that grey raised sealing bead... it will peel right off if started with a sharp blade (I did it on an old gasket)
01-04-2007, 10:42 PM #8
I made my own then I saw the post by Swamped about using these "Hot tip" I considered using the purchased paper VF-III gaskets for the rear or my own that I made. I had the same thought about the sealant. What a huge time saver these are though.
01-16-2007, 05:29 PM #9
* marked opening with a sharpie
* cut opening out with a razor blade
* peeled sealing bead off with fingernail
* placed center carb bolts in holes to "align" gasket prior to cutting
* cut holes with a paper hole puncher
01-16-2007, 05:32 PM #10
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