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    Sealant on cylinder base gaskets?

    Okay, it's midnight and I just now have a chance to work on the 780.

    I'm scouring my Clymer's manual, SBT install instructions.....everywhere and nothing is mentioned about using a sealant on the cylinder base gaskets. The Clymer's only says " if new base gasket has sealant on one side, place the sealant side face up". I have some Permatex High Tack in a can with a brush. Is this okay to use, or should the blue - paper gaskets be applied dry?

    Same thing for the carb to intake gaskets, should those have high tack or should they be dry? I have used the high tack on the carbs before without issue, but it does make removing the gaskets a bear!!!!!

    Thanks.

    KJ


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    A little grease will usually do the job.

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    I use copper spray on all my gaskets. I like something on all fibre gaskets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    A little grease will usually do the job.
    What kind of grease do you mean? Wheel bearing grease or what?

    KJ

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    I personally use a little white lithium grease.
    After the cylinder is torqued I can see the even ring around the outer edges of the cylinder and I know there's no sealer blocking any passages (for the guys that like silicone).

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    Cool, that's usually the best water.

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