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  • Offline Led Zed 70   us

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    Re: Bit of a rant....
    Reply #10 on: Sep 20, 2021, 03.43 pm
    Sep 20, 2021, 03.43 pm
    Thatís how I did mine when I changed clutch springs. I heard they could be reused on this forum and they were correct. Maybe if itís old and high mileage or has been on/off a couple times may need new one but mine was like new condition and reused with no issues. No gasket sealer.
    Last Edit: Sep 20, 2021, 03.44 pm by Led Zed 70

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    Re: Bit of a rant....
    Reply #11 on: Sep 20, 2021, 03.52 pm
    Sep 20, 2021, 03.52 pm
    *Originally Posted by Cruzian3 [+]
    No sealer before and I'm assuming no sealer after.

    Service manual calls for two smears of sealant where the gasket straddles the crankcase joints. There is potential for a machining mismatch there.
    I reused the gasket too but did as the manual instructed with regard to the sealant.
    Last Edit: Sep 20, 2021, 03.53 pm by Cazzy_R
    Tighten it 'til it strips then back it off half a turn.

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    Re: Bit of a rant....
    Reply #12 on: Sep 20, 2021, 03.59 pm
    Sep 20, 2021, 03.59 pm
    Right.  I suppose you can always reuse something as to not waste .. but it's the cost vs. functional value that helps in my decision making.  I might put some thought into it if gaskets were expensive or hard to come by and same for sealer.   Perhaps the frequency of clutch jobs might also be a factor.

    Same train of thought for those 5 cent washers for oil changes. 

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    Re: Bit of a rant....
    Reply #13 on: Sep 20, 2021, 06.11 pm
    Sep 20, 2021, 06.11 pm
    *Originally Posted by Cruzian3 [+]
    No sealer before and I'm assuming no sealer after.
    My gasket was peeled a little in a couple of places so I put a thin smear of non-hardening gasket sealer.
    I did the same on a recent clutch inspection on another bike. I reused the gasket even though I had bought another for replacement. The factory doesn't use a sealer. I use a thin coating of Hylomar.