a lot of curvature in your clone's cover that Honda Rebel cover doesn't have
side indentations not existent on yours as well not surprised you had problem
Glad it worked out for you..
Thanks man. That is because yours is the first gen from the 80s, guessing from the signature. Mine is an early (late 2000s) chinese copy based on the second generation. That gasket I fitted is second gen OEM.
I'm very lucky that this is an early copy because the later chinese copies have a radiator/coolant system and balance shaft and other gizmos built in, very little is cross-compatible