Gasket Sets


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exmoorengineer
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Gasket Sets

Post by exmoorengineer » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:19 pm



I am looking for the best quality gasket set for my GL1000. I have used NE brand before, but not impressed with their quality. I've heard Vesrah are good. Any sugestions.



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Fred Camper
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Re: Gasket Sets

Post by Fred Camper » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:13 pm

saw this posted at NGWClub.com;
If you're just going to replace individual gaskets/o-rings as needed, Partzilla.com is fast and most of the time, cheapest for OEM.

Athena gaskets sets are good except for the head gaskets, they are for temporary use only. For head gaskets only OEM will do. (OEM is a tla for Original Equipment Manufacturer aka Honda)

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Re: Gasket Sets

Post by exmoorengineer » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:33 pm

HI Fred
Thanks for the advice. It seems original is best after all. Thanks again.

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Re: Gasket Sets

Post by DaveO430 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:09 pm

I bought a set of Vesra gaskets for an 1100. They are very good, look like OEM. The set contained every gasket on the engine for a pretty good price.

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Re: Gasket Sets

Post by exmoorengineer » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:17 am

I heard Vesrah were good quality ,and being one of the more expensive sets, you expect them to be like OEM. It seems the only problem found in non OEM sets are the head gaskets. It appears the consensus of opinion is that using Honda head gaskets is the way to go, as some non OEM don't last the test of time. It's a toss up which way to go, so thanks for your advice,it's very welcome.



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