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Offline Led Zed 70

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Re: Bit of a rant....
Reply #10 on: September 20, 2021, 03:43:41 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: September 20, 2021, 03:44:31 PM by Led Zed 70

Offline Cazzy_R

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Re: Bit of a rant....
Reply #11 on: September 20, 2021, 03:52:15 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: September 20, 2021, 03:53:18 PM by Cazzy_R
Tighten it 'til it strips then back it off half a turn.

Offline Cruzian3

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Re: Bit of a rant....
Reply #12 on: September 20, 2021, 03:59:05 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. 

Offline zed9

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Re: Bit of a rant....
Reply #13 on: September 20, 2021, 06:11:20 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.