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    Buying final gear gaskets in bulk

    And th And the good news is that I can follow those directions, no matter how ham fisted I might ordinarily be!
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    Buying final gear gaskets in bulk

    I’ll look around on Amazon, thanks!
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    Buying final gear gaskets in bulk

    Good to know, thanks. I have 3 torque wrenches, each with a limited range. I somehow intuited that a torque wrench isn’t necessarily accurate at the low end. I don’t doubt what you’re saying, but it begs the question why the people who wrote the owners manual would advocate for torque...
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    Buying final gear gaskets in bulk

    Btw, I probably don’t express my gratitude as often as I should. I’m always grateful to the forum members for their input. You all make me think about my approach every time. I think this forum meets my ideal of how people are supposed to help each other, and I think that’s great! I just wish...
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    Buying final gear gaskets in bulk

    i think that the way the seller conveyed the ad was a little misleading. They’re not $7.20 each…they’re $7.20 for a package of 20 copper crush washers for the motor oil drain plugs. But yours sounds like the better deal, regardless…particularly if it’s for the final gear drain plug.
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    Buying final gear gaskets in bulk

    Regarding the gaskets for the final gear, it’s the rolled metal that I think I may have been focused on too much. Always nice to get your input, Eric. (And as you might have possibly surmised from my past posts, I’m too detail focused and ultra cautious to over tighten anything. I use torque...
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    Buying final gear gaskets in bulk

    Yeah, I thought about that as well. I DO keep cars and bikes until the wheels fall off, but you make a good point just by thinking more about the math. I’ll likely keep the bike at least until 100,000 miles…maybe longer if she keeps on running strong and not nickel and dime-ing me to death...
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    Buying final gear gaskets in bulk

    I guess there is some benefit to NOT following the directions on the owners manual! Please don’t think I’m being flippant, either. I guess what I’m trying to say is that you may have a greater benefit of experience to know that the gaskets last longer than what the manual indicates.
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    Buying final gear gaskets in bulk

    Hi All - I recognize that there are multiple posts of oil changes (ad nauseum), but my question specifically deals with buying the final gear gaskets are in bulk over the Internet, if that’s possible. For what it’s worth, I’ve already found a link to buy the gasket for the motor oil drain plug...
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    Replacing clutch lever

    I appreciate all the feedback. I feel like my inexperience a time to get in the way of my shade tree “mechaniking”, but airing it out on the forum with you more experienced folks certainly helps!
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    Replacing clutch lever

    Hey Chris - I’ve been ok. Dealing with some musculoskeletal issues that seem to run in my family’s DNA, but I’m (hopefully) on the other side of it! Moved a little further south in the OC, so that was the event of the late summer and early 2021. My wife and I have the new house mostly dialed...
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    Replacing clutch lever

    Thank you. Maybe this whole deal was much ado about nothing, in that case.
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    Replacing clutch lever

    Hope you’ll pardon my naïveté, but in layman’s terms, are you saying that even if you have your bike on center stand, engine running in 1st gear with wheel spinning in the air, if you squeeze the clutch lever, the wheel will continue spinning? And will there also be drag with engine off, bike...
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    Replacing clutch lever

    What makes no sense to me is that even with the original lever, I still can’t get the clutch to disengage. I KNOW I’m putting in the push rod correctly into the brass bushing, because I can see it rotating when I squeeze the lever, so it has to be in the bushing slot. Moreover, even when I take...
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    Replacing clutch lever

    hmmm....if that’s the case, I might have an epoxy sort of produce to make the hole less shallow. Still, though, I shouldn't have to modify anything.
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