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    Senior Member rmoore2112's Avatar
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    Is it nomal to use gasket sealer on the float bowl gasket? I opened up my carb for the first time (I have had the bike about 1 month) to do some cleaning, and found gasket goop.



    I didn't notice any of the gaskets looking like this in the carb cleaning threads.




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    Quote Originally Posted by rdm2112 View Post
    Is it nomal to use gasket sealer on the float bowl gasket? I opened up my carb for the first time (I have had the bike about 1 month) to do some cleaning, and found gasket goop.



    I didn't notice any of the gaskets looking like this in the carb cleaning threads.





    Nope, not normal. If it's leaking, get a new gasket.

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    No. it isn't normal, nor is it a real good idea, as the goop frags will eventually find their way into a fuel passage. It more likely was`a quick field repair or someone's attempt to avoid buying a new gasket since they were selling the bike..



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    I have learned that it is much cheaper in the long run to make your own gaskets.
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    Clean up the mess and install a new gasket, no goop.



    Making a new gasket is really not an practical option since the stock gasket is more like a cross between a gasket and an o-ring than anything else.




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    You're right about that particular gasket. I made all new ones for my bw the other day. There are certain gaskets that will have to be purchased, but not all of them. It just depends...
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    I have better things to do with my time than sit around making $5 gaskets. You'll figure it out once you have a grandchild.




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    bikebandit.com $5.95 i think.

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    You may be right. I dont have any kids and riding and working on my bikes is my hobby. My perspective may change when I get married and have kids... but we'll see
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmStateCrawler View Post
    You may be right. I dont have any kids and riding and working on my bikes is my hobby. My perspective may change when I get married and have kids... but we'll see
    You get a warm feeling when you make something with your own two hands and it works the way you intended. You can also pass that knowledge down to your kids. You don't want to lose that. Mind you I don't know how you would make one of those finicky little carb bowl gaskets.

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