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Old 01-19-2008, 09:08 AM
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The stuff I used was gasket material from work that was laying around. I don't think you'll have a probley melting any thick rubber though. Try it and report back your findings.

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Old 01-19-2008, 01:18 PM
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I have strange noises when I ride. They aren't engine noise or chain noise exactly maybe this will help whatever it is. And like my wife says when i ask her what the car sounds like when it "Sounds Funny", I cant describe it either.
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You are going to find that these bike will make strange noises. They WERE built in china and are complaining in chinese.
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Remove the right hand side cover and grease the gears with some white lithium grease, or high temp. wheel bearing grease.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:17 AM
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Remove the right hand side cover and grease the gears with some white lithium grease, or high temp. wheel bearing grease.
Indeed - one of the things I did while waiting for the rain to stop. Mine was BONE dry. I used some synthetic racing grease. GREAT TIP for the new engine!
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When you first get your engine take the time to make good gaskets use the kits gasket as a pattern and use your home made ones. mostly the side covers,intake and exhaust will be the ones to make here's an example.

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Here's how I get the nice holes. you can cheat by using the right size tubing and sharping the end. Most important I think is the wood block using the end grain this will make the best backup. another tool for holes is a leather punch. You all will come up with other ideas I'm sure so share them.
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Get good gasket material I go to a shop that makes oil field industrial gaskets and these guys let me have scraps. The picture shows examples the high temp material will work good on the head and exhaust believe it or not.
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Old 01-20-2008, 04:44 PM
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something else that makes a nice round hole for your gaskets is a brass bullet shell.
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and a hole punch for paper like notebook paper. Course they are all one size.
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