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mickh13

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mickh13 says:

Gasket making

I need to replace a leaking rocker cover gasket on my DR200 and am going to have a bash at making my own,Any top tips on this subject will be gratefully received as it's my first time.Cheers.

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fogie

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fogie says:

gasket

It won't be expensive for a proper gasket........ However, you did ask, so, any motor factors will sell you sheets of gasket paper, in varying thicknesses. They will also sell you (very cheaply) a set of hole punches. Smear a little grease or oil on the face of the valve cover, and press said cover onto a piece of gasket paper...... now you will have an imprint of the gasket to cut out.... tap out the holes first, with your new hole punches and a hammer. (do this on a piece of flat timber).Dead easy, but as I said, a new gasket won't be expensive, if you can get one.  :wink:

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

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mick,are you talking paper or rubber gaskets?

Rocker/valve cover gaskets can be rubber because it`s a servicible item.

When i was a lad car ones were made of cork.

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Suzuki DR200 year??

Hi Mickh13

All good advice,but if am right i don't think this engine has either a paper or rubber rocker box gasket(face to face seal)i think its just sealed with gasket goo(Suzuki bond,or what i use if no manufactures sealer about Threebond)but any high temperature liquid gasket sealer will do,could also be leaking from the camshaft end seal?think in English money they would be about £3.Good Look

KCMC:tongue: 

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mickh13

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mickh13 says:

gaskets

Cheers for the answers lads,all good stuff.The bike is a 1996 and the leak appears to be at the front,just left of center.I won't be investigating til' i have 3 weeks holiday in december to allow time for nasty discoveries[as can happen sometimes!]Mick.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

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or no gasket i use RTV silicone,on clean surfaces coating the fixed outer edge and leave for a hour then assemble finger tight for 24 hours then tighten cross ways using your little finger.(in other words not too tight)

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