Gasket sealant to use? & bike year?


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Shammon
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Gasket sealant to use? & bike year?

Post by Shammon » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:21 am



Hi. Im rebuilding a GL1000. Initaly planned several years to do but I am working on it more now.I need advice regarding using gasket sealant on the many gaskets on the engine. Workshop book states to not use any gasket sealant on the head gaskets. Is this a good idea? Also what type if any sealant should I use on the rest, rear cover, water pump etc if any?





My bike log book (V5 in UK) states its a 1979 but I think its a 1977, the body panels and other parts match a 1977 model I think.
Can any one confirm its correct model year please?










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Re: Gasket sealant to use? & bike year?

Post by dingdong » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:12 am

That vin number is from 1977.
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Re: Gasket sealant to use? & bike year?

Post by SnoBrdr » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:13 am

Shammon wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:21 am
Hi. Im rebuilding a GL1000. Initaly planned several years to do but I am working on it more now.I need advice regarding using gasket sealant on the many gaskets on the engine. Workshop book states to not use any gasket sealant on the head gaskets. Is this a good idea? Also what type if any sealant should I use on the rest, rear cover, water pump etc if any?

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My bike log book (V5 in UK) states its a 1979 but I think its a 1977, the body panels and other parts match a 1977 model I think.
Can any one confirm its correct model year please?

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Don't use sealant, use a good gasket set instead.

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