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Old 02-23-2017, 06:34 PM
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Replacing right crankcase cover

Can someone please help me out, i recently had a leak from a pretty deep scratch on my crankcase cover (right side) i went ahead and ordered the new crank case cover and when doing so a technician told me he recommended i get the gasket seal as well but i dont wanna spend more money than i have to, so my question is can i use seal maker tube when placing the new cover on? Will it give me any trouble ?
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:16 PM
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I understand about saving money, but an OEM gasket is $16. My guess is a tube of gasket goo is going to cost close to that.
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Daniel Arevalo View Post
Can someone please help me out, i recently had a leak from a pretty deep scratch on my crankcase cover (right side) i went ahead and ordered the new crank case cover and when doing so a technician told me he recommended i get the gasket seal as well but i dont wanna spend more money than i have to, so my question is can i use seal maker tube when placing the new cover on? Will it give me any trouble ?
Buy the gasket, or be ready to spend the time and money to do the job a second time
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:05 PM
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Yeah its a pay small now or pay big later. I am frugal to the extreme but would only do the RTV method roadside to get a bike home to do it right.
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:09 PM
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I agree. I use anaerobic sealants regularly but if there is a gasket for the application, I'd use it.
If you feel like trying it, buy a tube of Hondabond and have a go. Worse case is you have to take the cover back off and put a gasket on.
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Actually, worse case would be oil dripping out and coating the edge of the rear tire. Or maybe globs of sealant floating in the oil.

Either way, why jury rig a job that could be done factory spec for so cheap? Its just wrong.
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Old 02-24-2017, 05:21 AM
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Meh, some CBR's do not use gaskets on the stator cover and call for Hondabond... Not a huge gamble IMO. YMMV.
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Some CBRs? How many VTRs? I think zero.

I've owned almost a dozen cbrs, all with gaskets, but this is a different bike.
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