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    What is the best Head gasket to use

    I have a 2000 Gp1200R with a stage 2, what is the best head gasket I can used for replacing my head gasket...


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    Which heads do you have? I have a modified stock head and just use the OEM gaskets from the dealer. If its a stock head I would get the newer style gasket like for 05 and up. Better cooling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by porksword View Post
    Which heads do you have? I have a modified stock head and just use the OEM gaskets from the dealer. If its a stock head I would get the newer style gasket like for 05 and up. Better cooling.
    "wrong porksword "a 05gasket won't fit a 1200 bore motor!!!

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    My bad! I had the 1300 on the brain for some reason.

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    I have a Riva 41CC head which gasket should I been using, and If I need to bump up the compression which layer should I be takeing out???

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    Don't take layers out of your head gasket until you know your squish. What compression are you running.

    .040 is a good minimum squish number

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    How do I measure the squish? I running about 145 thru out... But when I change out the head gasket which one should I be using, Should I just get one for my boat for a 00GPR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed796 View Post
    How do I measure the squish? I running about 145 thru out... But when I change out the head gasket which one should I be using, Should I just get one for my boat for a 00GPR
    Get a 6" piece of non resin core solder

    Take out spark plugs

    Bring any cyl piston all the way to the top

    Now lower that piston 1/2' or so (if you go down further there is a chance of catching a port with the solder)

    Stick the solder in till you feel it hit the cyl wall (bend solder as needed)

    Turn motor over by hand till piston comes up and then goes back down

    Take out solder and measure squished part of solder with a mic or caliper

    allcool

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    I've heard that's a crude way to measure squish clearance, if you do do it that way you need to have the solder wire pointing toward/running in the direction of the piston pin and be directly centered over it. Actually two pieces of solder (one running each direction) would yield more accurate #'s in measurement. This is because the cylinder will rock in the bore a bit giving false measurements. Lowell Horning is the person who told me this.

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    Thank for the tip I will just do that for a better reading

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