Did I blow a gasket or worse?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Chuck lew1973, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. I recently got on my bike to go for a ride and oil and air started spitting on my leg from the upper part of my motor. It would not start so I put it away. Is this an easy fix? Is it just a matter of changing a seal? Or do I need a new head?

  2. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    Probably just a head gasket, this means taking the head off and then taking the gasket off.

    It's an easy fix or should be a easy fix:)
  3. Neufcruz

    Neufcruz Member

    Just noticed the same thing on mine.
    Not sure exactly where from but for sure from arounpd the exhaust mount. Would this gave any effect on how it runs?

  4. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    Many of the stock heads aren't truly flat at their mating surface and so they need to be lathed or you can DIY with sandpaper on glass.
    I prefer to use my own head gasket that I cut out from gasket material. The aluminum gasket is meant to be thrown away every time the head is taken off because it only conforms to irregularities one time.
  5. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    1st post sounds like head gasket, 2nd sounds like exhaust gasket - for either, clean and re-torque
  6. Neufcruz

    Neufcruz Member

    I'm going to pull head and check everything, re-gasket all, re-torque all.