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    Junior Member mattzuki's Avatar
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    I changed the oil and filter out on my new to me 1989 smurf(intro-ed here) last Saturday.

    Rode it pretty good off road then noticed a leak that appears to be coming from the cam sprocket cover on the cylinder head.

    So I am trying to decide how far to go with this.

    "Don't fix what isn't broke" vs "ounce of prevention..." kind of dilemma.



    I am thinking I will go with a Athena Complete Engine Gasket Kit from bike bandit, and just replace the one leak-er now and have the others ready to go when problem encountered.



    So questions-

    Does this seem like a reasonable strategy or should I just bite the bullet and replace them all?



    Does anyone have experience with this particular gasket kit or any other to share?

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    Mine did that so I replaced it and the leaked stopped. Its just a simple o-ring. My tappet covers leaked as well and new o-rings solved the issue. I wouldn't replace all the gaskets, I'd just do the ones that leak.
    If you can't find it, grind it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman View Post
    Mine did that so I replaced it and the leaked stopped. Its just a simple o-ring. My tappet covers leaked as well and new o-rings solved the issue. I wouldn't replace all the gaskets, I'd just do the ones that leak.




    Rainmans' right!....why do everything,unless you REALLY want too?.

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    The o-ring is Yamaha part number 93211-05471-00. Price is 4.94. Add 1.75 for shipping. You're under 7 bucks total and you have genuine Yamaha parts.



    The parts fiche.You want part number 13.

    http://www.powersportsplus.com/parts...EAD/parts.html



    The specific part detail

    http://www.powersportsplus.com/parts...-05471-00.html

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    Thanks for the advice. Want ride it more than work on it. I am just going with the single O-ring for now. Went with powersports too good price and cheap shipping.

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    When I'm restoring a bike, I order at least weekly from them. They can sometimes take a few days to receive the parts from the manufacturer and then get them shipped to you, but they have a real good system where you can watch your order and see the parts arrive and get added to the roster before shipping. I only use OEM parts when possible and no one can beat them for pricing and service.

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    I have a 1990. It hasn't nickeled and dimed me, but I have found things that break or leak or both. I just replace them as needed. An older bike with few miles is still an older bike. Gaskets dry up, o-rings leak, bearings lose grease, etc.



    Theres even times I'll order some parts only to find out that after replacing those parts something else leaks/squeaks/breaks and I'll have to replace it too. Don't let it discourage you.
    If you can't find it, grind it

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