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Has anyone ever used HondaBond or a similar product on a clutch cover gasket. My buddy bought a ebay Tusk gasket and put it on and it leaked right away he said. He did tell me that with a flashlight he could see a little bubbling from the very top of the gasket. But only slightly. I did tell him to buy OEM but he didnt listen. It was 30 bucks, and hell for that price i wouldnt have bought one either! 

 

Anyway just wondering about the sealant. The manual did not specify to use any.....but it........also told me to torque em' to 87 ft-lb........so that was a lie. Ive been riding and repairing bikes for awhile and havnt used sealant on that particular component. Any experience would be awesome. 

 

Doing this tomorrow regardless. Ill post my results.

 

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Using a sealant is just a cure for the symptoms, not the disease. The best thing is to buy a new OEM gasket.

 

I found this right here in the TT store:

 

https://www.thumpertalk.com/shop/oem.php?manufacturer=3∂=11061-0259

 

Also:

No! 87 ft/lbs?

Inch pounds!

As my physics professors would say, "watch your units!"

Edited by CincoBoy

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Also.

 

Used the HondaBond 4. Cleaned everything and reused everything. Didnt leak. My buddy said it was definitely leaking well beyond full warm-up before. So.....thanks again CincoBoy for that link.

 

I don't utilize the offers on this sight nearly enough and its a dam shame.   


2010 Kx450f

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Also.

 

The manual does stat the correct torque spec for the clutch cover bolts in a different section.

But under the clutch section, its in the text, 87 ft-lb dammit.

I just checked and you are absolutely correct. Page 6-8 does indeed say 87 ft*lb, however on page 6-3 (right after the exploded view), it says 87 in*lb.

 

There is only one bolt that even approaches 87 ft*lb, and that's the rear axle bolt at 81 ft*lb.

 

Just let him know that for future reference every time it says "87" it's referring to in*lb. I think almost every crank case and engine cover bolt is 87 in*lb (edit: almost every bolt with an 8mm head is 87 in*lb).

Edited by CincoBoy

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I just checked 

Haha. Good form. 

 

I really just think its cool when I find that stuff. My Ltr450 manual has section of Japanese writing. Same with one of my 426 manuals. Just cool and funny.

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