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  • Cheerio box gasket. Seriously.

    Working on red bike... Set the valves... Noticed the gasket on crankcase cover looked weird. Removed and found this. The PO used a Cheerio cereal box to cut out a gasket and then a shit ton of Grey gasket maker. WTF is wrong with people??
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    LET'S RIDE

  • #2
    By golly I've heard of some shade tree/redneck fixes before....but never a Cheerios box for a gasket. Have to file that under the "when I'm desperate for gasket material...".

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    • #3
      “gasket of champions”

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      • #4
        https://www.cheerios.ca/products/ban...4aAu1SEALw_wcB

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        • roadiemort
          roadiemort commented
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          Could you narrow down which box was used, lol.

      • #5
        Good thing they didn't use a Wheaties box, it might have transformed itself into a diaphragm.

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        • #6
          I used an album cover once. It was The Partridge Family-Family Album. No great loss. Didn't leak though, did your Cheerio's box leak? Looks like someone used Yamabond on it. That is some great shit. I used some to seal the cases on my 1958 Sportster and it actually did.

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          • Bikerron
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            It was The Partridge Family-Family Album.

            Hahaha!

        • #7
          Gotta admit, though, nice job on cutting that gasket.

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          • #8
            A lot cheaper than the gasket paper from the local parts store AND you get a snack

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            • #9
              Hey, that's the standard gasket material when replacing a raw water pump impeller.
              It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

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              • #10
                I’ll admit I’ve hammered out more gaskets that I care to remember. I see no harm. They work great. I’ll admit he did go a bit overboard with the sealant. I noticed it came off in one piece, too. That’s a plus.

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                • #11
                  Would have been Much better off using just permatex ulra Gray sealant.... That stuff is the best I've used.... Truly don't "need" a gasket if you use that stuff correctly. The paper was soaked through with oil... If it just had yamabind it would have been fine... Paper just gets wet and drips.
                  LET'S RIDE

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                  • #12
                    When I make gaskets, I use Lucky Charms.

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                    • #13
                      Dude must have really wanted to get back in the wind. Hmmm...wait for the part to arrive while the sun beckons, or grab a spoon and roll on? Where’s the milk?

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                      • #14
                        I would do that to my lawnmower...but never to my Roadie!
                        "It's not the destination...it's the ride"

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                        • #15
                          you can buy rolls at local store(not cheerios), ive made my own B4 too

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                          • #16
                            Probably didn't need the sealer

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