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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 11:36 AM
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post #22 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 09:25 PM
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That would be a rare occurence...
i see how that's not likely at all now. i just finished rebuilding a clutch (with mostly new parts) for the first time, and there looks to be like plenty of work ahead of me.
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Nobody has mentioned Hylomar for gasket sealing? I assuming British bikes would love this stuff. I heard it was formulated by Rolls-Royce and I used it on my primary cover. Anybody else use Hylomar?


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ok, the primary cover is off. i've ordered a new clutch cover and adjuster, because the one i've got i've realized is a bit mangled. are there any other high wear parts i should replace while i'm in here so i can do it right the first time (i.e. drive rubber, rebound rubber, etc)?

i'll need a new primary gasket when putting this back together, what sort of sealer (if any) am i to use when putting the case back on? the previous owner replaced the clutch discs, i'll check the ones that are in there, and clean and scuff if necessary, but it sounded like this was done recently.

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Hi Tm,
I using wellseal which is a similar non drying sealant. You are correct, blue hylomar was fomulated for RR (in the 1950s/60s I think) I've used it in the past and have always found it worked well provided your sealing surfaces are well prepared and flat.
I think the main thing is not to use gasket sealant like RTV/Instant Gasket etc. (although they have their uses) you have a good possibilty of blocking your oilways/pump etc. if you were to use too much.
Anyone else out there got any opinions/tips for which sealant to use?

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Hylomar is great stuff too,really good for any rubber O rings or works on paper or composite gaskets too...I just happen to use GasGaCinch because thats what I have(I also like the cutie on the label with the blown up skirt).I spray copper gaskets with the copper gasket sealer spray after annealing.Crush washers I just anneal and dont seal.Gasket maker RTV type stuff ...I havent used it yet but its great for sealing case pieces together in lieu of a paper gasket,a little goes a long way.
So I guess the answer is different sealers for different uses...some of each depending on what you need to seal.

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Regardless of what sealant you use be sure to prep the surfaces before applying. For the outer covers I like to use my Black & Decker jitterbug type sander with fine grit paper. Don't grind away just light even passes to clean and true the surface. Brake cleaner or whatever to final clean.


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I've been grinding into 1st pretty good. Took 10 minutes to find this thread, 10 minutes to adjust and fix the problem.

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Just wanted to chime in. I was sent here from a thread I started and BINGO! Clutch issue fixed and smiles all around! 3+ years later this thread is a gift that keeps on giving!

On a side note: I did not have the correct offset wrench for the job but I was able to use a 9/16 deep well socket turned by vicegrips while I held the screw in place with a screwdriver inserted in the drive end. Worked like a charm. (70' TR6R)
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