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So I'm trying to put my gen cover back on the bike. And I'm having huge amounts of trouble getting my gasket to stay on the bike/in place. I've tried putting it on the cover and then putting it on the bike, long story short it's frustrating, any tips?

also the guy at the parts store told me there was no sealant or anything you needed to apply to the gasket or cover.... this right?
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Indian Head Shalac by permatex. Just put a few spots of it and let it get tacky

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So I'm trying to put my gen cover back on the bike. And I'm having huge amounts of trouble getting my gasket to stay on the bike/in place. I've tried putting it on the cover and then putting it on the bike, long story short it's frustrating, any tips?

also the guy at the parts store told me there was no sealant or anything you needed to apply to the gasket or cover.... this right?
I had mine off the other day to repair an oil leak at the rubber grommet, started out by leaning the bike to the right against some padding on the wall.

I was able to re-use the gasket but I put on a thin layer of blue hylomar gasket dressing on the entire gasket and put a layer of RTV on the grommet.

Ensured both dowel pins were in place and idler shaft and gear etc. were all installed correctly, cover slid into place with no problems.



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Some grease would work too.
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Awesome! In the interest of saving me some time and money (i'm a starving student) I've got some some motormaster white grease? Would that work?

Anyways thanks for the help fellas!
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White grease is not as thick and sticky, but it should still work.
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