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Have any of you purchased chrome valve covers from Sabre Cycle? I recently received mine and have come to find that the old gaskets do not fit and appear to be too large for the new covers. Any advice?

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This is common with some chrome covers, the chrome thickens the edges where the gasket fits. Soften the gaskets in hot water or with a hairdrier and they will fit easier
 

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Be nice if they would send new gaskets with the valve covers.
 

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Saber Cycle watch out..
 

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Ya get what you pay for, as the saying goes.

Shall I just tell you what SC will tell you when you call them for support. Don't think you want to hear it...
 

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RB wrote:
Saber Cycle watch out..
x2 . . . . they are bad news. Never again.
 

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Yeah I've bought a few things from them, nothing that is important to the functioning of the bike. I sent the old covers out to be plated and I thought I'd use these in the mean time.

Do you think I can get by with some silicone gasket maker for awhile?
 

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sounds messy, but why not? you're only sealing the oil in, thickness isn't critical. hopefully globs don't go inside to clog oil passages.
 

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Order them from Mother Honda. They will and can do this, but you will have the same problem.Use some gasket sealer in spots to hold the gaskets in placs. I would not put sealant on all of it, because if you ever have to pull it to re-adjust the valves (Which you will) you will have to buy more gaskets, so PLEASE, just put it in spots when you are putting it on. Same with the long Timing cover gasket, but much, much less, or you will contaminate the belts, and they will break easier. No Oil, water, cleaning solvent, etc, should never touch any of the timing belts, nor clean the inside cover on the inside of the timing cover.
Hope this is worth its 2 cents,
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