Engine gaskets


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PStoddart
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Engine gaskets

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I am the original owner of a 1986 GL1200i.
Its leaking fluids this winter. (I'm a frost bitten Canadian boy) A gasket set from the dealer is no longer available. I have never used anything but factory gasket sets in any of the motorcycles that I have worked on.
I have to use an aftermarket set. There are several different makers out there.
What is the best/better marker out there?
I wan/t to get my baby on the road soon!
Thanks



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Re: Engine gaskets

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PStoddart wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:21 pm
I am the original owner of a 1986 GL1200i.
Its leaking fluids this winter. (I'm a frost bitten Canadian boy) A gasket set from the dealer is no longer available. I have never used anything but factory gasket sets in any of the motorcycles that I have worked on.
I have to use an aftermarket set. There are several different makers out there.
What is the best/better marker out there?
I wan/t to get my baby on the road soon!
Thanks
Don't go buying gaskets yet! It's very common for these bikes to leak a bit when they are left in very cold weather. Once the weather has warmed up, take it for a ride and see if the leaks continue. I'm willing to bet the leaks will fix themselves at that point.

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WingAdmin is right.Happened to me on the 83, same deal. Healed up own his own. Just in case though Babbits online and partszillow maybe more have your gaskets.12251-MG9-306. I panicked to soon as I have a new set of head gaskets in the parts bin purchased four years ago for this problem.
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PStoddart
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Thanks to you both
I hope so
It started to leak late last fall. Now the puddle is worse under the bike.
Come on spring!!
Thanks again



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