Does this seal look okay?
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Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:39 pm quote
Does the green seal in this photo look okay?? I it appears to extend abit further (a millimeter or two) at some points on the seam than others... at some points itís flush. Thanks again.



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Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:49 pm quote
I would say that is normal. Is there anything indicating that the gasket was compromised in any way, or is it just the irregularities of what is exposed that has gotten your attention?
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Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:37 pm quote
Looks OK to me.
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Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:59 pm quote
Greetings:

Gaskets are mass-produced with a die-cutter to match approximately the facing surfaces of the castings they seal. Sometimes they don't match precisely. Sticky-outie is good. I worry more when I CAN'T see the gasket than when I can.
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Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:47 pm quote
Me too. Once the metal surfaces are adequately covered, the mm or two of irregularity is superfluous.
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Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:48 pm quote
Looks good. Very good.
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Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:17 pm quote
Thanks everyone. I have no reason believe the seal was compromised.... except for perhaps me scraping it from the exterior with a totally mangled oil filter that was extremely difficult to remove and must have been installed by Hercules (or the Italian demi-god equivalent).
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Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:11 am quote
Yes, as the guys are saying, that gasket is perfect.
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Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:31 am quote
... too perfect ...
I would be suspicious for the opposite reason.
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Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:46 am quote
But it's a near brand new bike. A new bike that has been standing so gaskets don't get dirty. Even my own GTS in it's 5th year still has gaskets on the engine that look almost new. So I don't see any reason to be suspicious.
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Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:20 pm quote
Stromrider wrote:
But it's a near brand new bike. A new bike that has been standing so gaskets don't get dirty. Even my own GTS in it's 5th year still has gaskets on the engine that look almost new. So I don't see any reason to be suspicious.
Correct, the bike is from 2018 and has 3 miles on it, so the seal has not been replaced.
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Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:22 pm quote
So clean! Yes.
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