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post #261 of 387 (permalink) Old 05-13-2016, 07:06 PM
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this is why I suggested dropping the heads at a machine shop for boiling and clean-up, cking flat surface etc.
Back to you perfect the next day!
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post #262 of 387 (permalink) Old 05-13-2016, 07:10 PM
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im gong to harbor frieght to buy a die grinder with a 120 grit bristle brush for a clean job. ill update soon

I hope you're joking.

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Dont make me get a quote from the machine shop ken!
By the time the OP has carb sprayed, gnarled and wire brushed and still not removed all the gasket,,now he needs glass and more sandpaper (hope he buys wet/dry)...
in materials alone you would break even, and not damage anything!

Getting all the parts off and back together is fine for a noob DIY,
letting a pro do the specialty cleaning and measuring stuff = reasonable even by skinflints standards
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post #264 of 387 (permalink) Old 05-13-2016, 07:31 PM
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Do you have any pictures of todays progress to post?

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Cmon C-W This IS our social life and your progress makes us feel better about ourselves!
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I hope you're joking.
nope, im not, its a special plastic brush specialized just for this made by 3m. I am waiting for it to come in the mail. however, i might get it clean with gasket remover and a plastic square knife, if this works then there will be no need for the brush.

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Do you have any pictures of todays progress to post?
unfortunately i dont, today was a very sad day as i realized i need supplies too late. i pulled one of the gaskets off one of the heads and the residue was just stuck on there. I absolutely couldnt get it off without damaging the mating surface. I walked to all the local auto parts store but none had anything that can help me. another day wasted tomorrow i will purchase gasket remover and the plastic square knife and hopefully that works, if it doesnt, i will wait for the brush to come in the mail.
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Cmon C-W This IS our social life and your progress makes us feel better about ourselves!
hahaha well im glad to hear, like i said, im here to help you help me. if theres anything else i can do to make that easier just let me know.
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hahaha well im glad to hear, like i said, im here to help you help me. if theres anything else i can do to make that easier just let me know.

Yeah, start taking pictures of what you "are" doing.

You'll be amazed at how much it helps.

I think your ready for the sand paper but I can't see.

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I walked to all the local auto parts store but none had anything that can help me. another day wasted
WOW!
Our local auto parts stores don't have online inventory so I checked the local WalyWorld (nothing) but Cambodiantire shows 4 cans of Permatex gasket remover on isle 6.

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Well I have heard enough. I was just going to read this link but now I have to say something. Ken, send those heads out to a machine shop and have those decks machined. After reading everything you have done to these heads to remove the old gaskets I can almost promise you, you will have a head gasket leak again after you put it back together. I know it will cost you a couple of bucks but it WILL be money well spent. You need a perfectly flat smooth surface on those head decks. With what you have done I can almost say with certainly you will not have that. Also while you have them at the machine shop now would be the time to have the valves and valve seats redone. It might be 200,000 miles before you ever have the heads off again so now is the time. I love the fact that you are willing to get dirty and work on your own bike. Having said that there are some things you need to let the pros do. If you have coolant in your oil or vice versa you can almost bet that the bike ran hot at some point. Aluminum heads like to warp under these circumstances. You can't see it or feel it as it might not show up until the heads are torqued back up again. This is not the place you want to skimp on a top end rebuild.
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Actually seems like gasket remover is hard to find these days.
I did find this though.


I'm not completely convinced, but it got my attention.
One thing to note is that 3M makes a white disc that they actually recommend over the yellow this guy uses.

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