Replacing my valve case gaskets 1997 GL1500


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Replacing my valve case gaskets 1997 GL1500

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Hi everyone, I hope the Christmas holidays have been good...
My question is:
do I put a bit of oil on the new rubber qaskets, put nothing, or put something else to help seal
The gaskets?

Thank you in advance 🙂🙌🥂
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Re: Replacing my valve case gaskets 1997 GL1500

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While I haven't replaced them on my wing, all of the other engines I have replaced the v/c gaskets on I wanted them totally dry and the head surface wiped off with solvent. When I didn't they tended to seep oil.
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Understood, thank you!🙂🥂
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Re: Replacing my valve case gaskets 1997 GL1500

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None at all - you want the case surface, cover and the gaskets all dry and clean.
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Thank you and by the way, I have seen serval of your video's on YouTube. Super informative :D :D


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