clutch cover removal

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by guitardude, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. guitardude

    guitardude Member

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    Hello, do I need to replace the gasket on the clutch release cover? I am removing it and changing to a longer cable for some new 18" bars. Thanks for the input.
     
  2. Safehaven

    Safehaven Active Member

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    The gasket costs about 3-5€ if I remember correctly.
    Since it didn't break the bank and for my own peace of mind, I replaced it when changing out the clutch cable.

    Happy wrenching!

    p.s. welcome to the forum!
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Better safe than having a leak on the road:D
     
  4. wildey

    wildey Active Member

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    Best practice is anytime you remove something that had a gasket it should be replaced with a new gasket
     
  5. Troy1225

    Troy1225 Active Member

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    If you're talking about the cover on the side of the transmission where the clutch cable goes in, then yes, I would replace it.
    If you're talking about the derby cover over the clutch basket, then no. On the 2008 RK the derby cover gasket is rubber and I reuse mine.
     
  6. jody7734

    jody7734 Active Member

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    In my experinece they expand when they get hot or contact oil and can very difficult if not impossible to reinstall if they pop out of the grove when the cover is off. They are cheap and your dealer will have them in stock most of the time, cheap price to pay for sanity.