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Difference between 85 and 88 XR600 Head gasket

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Have had my old 85 XR600R pulled apart because it was blowing a lot of smoke when it was cold. Turns out the rings are done and there is wear on the cylinder sleeve.

I have found a 98mm piston kit with rings and I have someone that is boring out the existing cylinder to match. The problem that I have is the availability of the 85 to 87 head gasket. The internet is awash with 88 to 00 versions though.

Can anyone tell me what the difference is? They look the same in all the pictures that I can find, but I do not have an example handy of the later model gasket to put them side by side.

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52 minutes ago, S.O.A.N.Z said:

Thanks mate. Still want to see if I can find a pre cut 98mm one. Although that could be modified to work. MIght just have to bite the bullet and get the stock one.

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