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PO put some gasket maker on the contact point between the cover and case where the foot peg stud sticks out. Should i slap some gasket maker on there or i can browse my gasket kit to see if there is something that will work. I havent found a good diagram for the primary cover/gaskets in the manual
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no one with proper primary cover diagram with all the gaskets/washers/o-rings? Also, seeing a lot about not putting in cam shims. Seems pretty mixed bag on for/against. Any reason i should put them back in?
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I experimented with cam shims some years ago then left them out.
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ok, i will leave the shims out and see what happens. slightly more noise maybe? I found the shifter stud gasket in the overhaul kit so thats good. Unfortunately cant put the cover back on as i noticed the clutch cable is frayed on the part that resides inside the primary. May opt for hydraulic conversion if i have to buy stuff. guess i will work on the cam side now
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hydraulic clutch (plus left hand master cylinder) vs. standard clutch cable; sounds expensive. a barnett standard clutch cable is not that much money and will last ages.
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i already have the master cylinder for the hand control, so would either need to buy a hydraulic clutch conv or new clutch lever setup/ cable. leaning toward hydraulic setup
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