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post #11 of 13 Old 08-20-2019, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by SoakedKarma View Post
extra sealing is done at those two points as well as one other stud on 1st gen..
I wouldn't enlarge.. if it doesn't seal properly fault is makers..
once modified you earn the blame for failure.....

do you have remnants of old gasket to compare?
true. Ill probably just put it on as normal. I threw it away but am trying to find it in my trash can haha. Good idea. Thanks
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post #12 of 13 Old 08-29-2019, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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So the company I purchased it from contacted Honda about it. Honda updated the head gaskets because the old ones contained asbestos. With those updates, they made two of the holes smaller, and you dispose of two of the dowel pins.
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post #13 of 13 Old 08-29-2019, 08:08 PM
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Thanks for getting to the bottom of this. Gonna tag this so others can find it.

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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