Blown Head Gasket on an "83 Aspencade


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rogmerrill
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Blown Head Gasket on an "83 Aspencade

Post by rogmerrill » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:10 am



My 1983 Aspencade just blew a head gasket. I'm getting old and have been riding under 1,000 miles a year, so the cost of a new head gasket is more than I want to spend. The bike is fine otherwise. There are a number of products out there that claim they can seal a blown head gasket. Does any one have experience with them?



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Re: Blown Head Gasket on an "83 Aspencade

Post by OldguyGlen » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:35 pm

I am unfamiliar with any product that will fix a blown head gasket. I would be skeptical of any that made such a claim.
Gasket is cheap. This can be an at-home diy project. Can you speculate what made it blow? It's not really a common problem with wings.

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Re: Blown Head Gasket on an "83 Aspencade

Post by Johnyy Smoke » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:26 pm

Only way to fix it is to redo (both) head gaskets. Don't waste money on a quick fix.
If you do it yourself, it should run about $200 ish for parts, all told.
Lots of info here for such a project. Regards, Johnny

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Re: Blown Head Gasket on an "83 Aspencade

Post by rogmerrill » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:49 am

Thanks for all the feedback. I'm 75 and took it to my local dealer yesterday before the snowstorm last night. 50 years ago, probably 30 years ago,I would have done it myself.



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