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Alright, I got the 05 basegasket for my 02 cr250.....does anyone else have a problem getting it over the dowel pins ?  I don't want to keep trying and bend the gasket but damn....this is the first 05 base that ive used and not having much luck...anyone have any suggestions ?

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Alright, I got the 05 basegasket for my 02 cr250.....does anyone else have a problem getting it over the dowel pins ?  I don't want to keep trying and bend the gasket but damn....this is the first 05 base that ive used and not having much luck...anyone have any suggestions ?

 

My guess is either your dowels are in the wrong place or you are trying to put the base gasket on wrong.  On a side note, make sure you use Hondabond or yamabond on the case seams or you will get a massive air leak there.  Metal base gaskets don't seal up the seams like the paper ones.  I learned that lesson on my last rebuild, now every gasket kit I use with a metal base gasket will get hondabond on the case seam.

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Alright, I got the 05 basegasket for my 02 cr250.....does anyone else have a problem getting it over the dowel pins ?  I don't want to keep trying and bend the gasket but damn....this is the first 05 base that ive used and not having much luck...anyone have any suggestions ?

Mine fit perfect.

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My guess is either your dowels are in the wrong place or you are trying to put the base gasket on wrong.  On a side note, make sure you use Hondabond or yamabond on the case seams or you will get a massive air leak there.  Metal base gaskets don't seal up the seams like the paper ones.  I learned that lesson on my last rebuild, now every gasket kit I use with a metal base gasket will get hondabond on the case seam.

I'm married to Hondabond on my current CR. When I went to do my first top-end ever, my buddy came to help and for some reason I thought he knew what he was doing. We loosened the studs and started pulling to no avail. I said "maybe there's a fourth stud behind this RC thing?" to which he replied "no, I don't think so, I think it's just stuck." So we pried a little before realizing I was right. Needless to say, I replaced the jug but the base of my case has a few knicks which always scare me. So I have hillbilly rigged setup.. bugs me so bad, yet no one has the slightest clue it's setup like that. I run the '05 gasket with Hondabond with no problems that I know of, tho.

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I'm married to Hondabond on my current CR. When I went to do my first top-end ever, my buddy came to help and for some reason I thought he knew what he was doing. We loosened the studs and started pulling to no avail. I said "maybe there's a fourth stud behind this RC thing?" to which he replied "no, I don't think so, I think it's just stuck." So we pried a little before realizing I was right. Needless to say, I replaced the jug but the base of my case has a few knicks which always scare me. So I have hillbilly rigged setup.. bugs me so bad, yet no one has the slightest clue it's setup like that. I run the '05 gasket with Hondabond with no problems that I know of, tho.

 

I would use hondabond on any nick that the case has on it, it is good insurance.  I had never used it before but I had never tested for leaks before either.  Now that I have a leak tester, it is obvious that using hondabond is essential to sealing up your motor.

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I would use hondabond on any nick that the case has on it, it is good insurance.  I had never used it before but I had never tested for leaks before either.  Now that I have a leak tester, it is obvious that using hondabond is essential to sealing up your motor.

Yeah I will always use it from now on. I don't have any leak symptoms, so I can usually ride carefree. 

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