complete engine gasket set GL1000


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complete engine gasket set GL1000

Postby twostrokes48 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:16 am



OK, have been looking around for complete gasket set for the GL1000, as it is being torn down again to do engine properly this time. Seems no one has original honda set, so there are a number of different mfg sets out there, anyone want to chime in on what set they feel is the best to buy?,(by quality not price), or where anyone knows I could get original Honda set? Appreciate it.



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Re: complete engine gasket set GL1000

Postby aussiegold » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:57 am

i have had no problems with the Vesrah sets. some think it is best to use Honda head gaskets and i cannot figure why.
Vesrah is an excellent aftermarket manufacturer.
ps
the Honda manual says to use a sealer on the head gasket. i use copper spray. although ,as an experiment i did fit some dry once. that was 3 years ago and no problems.
its all in the prep. :D

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Re: complete engine gasket set GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:36 am

My understanding is that Honda still sells head gaskets and many aftermarket head gaskets are too thin and cause issues. So do buy the Honda head gaskets. But for the other seals, Vesrah is fine for those.

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Re: complete engine gasket set GL1000

Postby aussiegold » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:58 am

hmmm, what fred says here is repeated ad nauseum on other GL sites. i have not seen ANY evidence to prove that aftermarket head gaskets are no good. one fellow on NGW has actually put forward the theory that some aftermarket head gaskets are too THICK. with some pics to show it. i have not found this at all with VESRAH.
what is more likely , is some one failing to prepare the surfaces correctly the first time, causing a leak. then doing it a second time with the Honda gaskets. and believe me, if you are doing it twice, the second time is done with a bit more care.
this topic also reminds me of a great many more " old wives tales " regarding these old wings. :)

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Re: complete engine gasket set GL1000

Postby twostrokes48 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:16 am

Thanks for the response....just wanted to verify someone had used aftermarket and had no problems. And this is the 2nd time this motor has been out in the past 2 months. It was pulled originally to put in clutch, and few other things and go through it. Wasn't checked out before putting it back in and still had problems. So now it is out and being hopefully looked at and rebuilt correctly. Engine internals are really hard to find I'm finding out too. Thanks again for the input.

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Re: complete engine gasket set GL1000

Postby flash2002 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:29 am

When I change head gaskets, I have the heads resurface to make sure they are strait. While the heads are off, I change the valve seals at the same time.

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Re: complete engine gasket set GL1000

Postby twostrokes48 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:11 am

Thanks for the info, I will pass that along to my mech.




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