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Help me out here with your experience with valve adjustment if you would guys . I am going to adjust my valves later on this week , and bought a new set of cover gaskets , dowel gaskets and bolt pattern gaskets . I didn't purchase fuel tank banjo bolt w / gaskets and timing & crank hole gaskets . Will I need those ? I am waiting on a set of plugs and fork fluid at the moment . Thanks for the advise. One more thing are you using NAPA RTV sealant as well ?

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Usually you can reuse the valve cover and dowel gaskets unless they're stiff from age and heat, or damaged.
Same for the timing hole and flywheel bolt plug O-rings.
Currently I'm using ThreeBond 1194 gasket adhesive, but I've used Yamabond #4 for years.
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I just did mine two weeks ago. I bought new gaskets, and when I took the old ones out of the valve cover, they were just as soft as the new ones. So I didn't need to spend that money, but I'm glad I got the dowel pin seals.
Timing & crank hole o-ring plugs were fine, I reused them.
I used napa black rtv sealant for the new cover gaskets. And I guess a little dab on the halfround part of the gasket.
If yours are ok, just leave them in if there sound. Clean the half round rubber, and put sealant on the top side of it and especially in the crevice.


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Thanks guys , that's what I thought. I didn't think I would need the new gaskets , but just in case . I don't want to have her apart and find out I need them . You know how it is pulling off a cover gently and 1 tears . then its DAMN . How about the Banjo Bolt and crush washers on the fuel tank , any issues ?

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I took mine all apart before I bought my supplies, because I thought I'd need shims. And I did.
So I bought bango bolt crush washers. I had already reused my crush washers once in the past, so I didn't want to take any chances on fuel leaks.
I took that opportunity to include 5 oil plug crush washers to my order...

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What site do you get the valve cover gaskets from?
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never reuse banjo bolt crush washers.
you can buy an assortment pack at any auto part store for around four bucks

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What site do you get the valve cover gaskets from?
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Thank you! I just got this bike and it needs alot of love.
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.....because I thought I'd need shims. And I did.
Just curious, and it's not an absolute indicator of valve lash condition by any means, but what's your mileage, please?

I figure my valves haven't been adjusted in......sixteen years!

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