Hey, my head gasket is leaking a little bit anyone know how to fix it. I have tightened the head bolts down to 15lbs. still leaks a little. If I keep riding with it leaking anyway will it hurt the bike?
yeah that was me, how can i keep it clean? i tried dusting it with a paintbrush...augidog said:yup, just give it a tweak after every ride during break-in, the first 20 miles i got about a full turn on mine, no problems at all since then. also, that spark plug doesn't like to stay in there, make sure you have it tight enough, you'll feel the washer give just a bit then snug up, you'll be all set.
EDIT: figured i put this here for anyone else who wanders along...dax was mentioning to someone about keeping that head and jug clean. for real, on an air-cooled engine you need those metal fins to remain as clean as possible to dissipate heat properly.
after 40 miles, tight & right!!