August 19, 2006Replacing the Outer primary gasket on a 93 DWG (the other bike in my Gallery). What a pain in the ass keeping the gasket on the inner while I tried to install the outer cover. After an hour of cussing I went to Home Depot and bought an 36" 1/4-20 threaded rod. I cut out a dozen 3" studs and mounted them in the bolt holes on the Inner. Slipped the gasket on and "seated" it to the Inner. Put the cover on and removed the threaded studs one at a time and installed the cover bolts. I threw the studs in a baggy for the next time. Turned a multi hour ordeal into a 15 minute job.
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August 20, 2006That was a good idea, but is a lot of work. I always put the bike on a lift so it's level and the gasket stays put long enough to start a couple bolts.
If you have to work with the bike on the jiffy stand, another way you could do it is to stick two bolts through the cover and put a piece of tape on the cover to hold them in place.
Then put the gasket on the cover and carefully mate the cover to the inner-primary. Start two other bolts to secure the gasket, then remove the tape and thread those two and the rest in.
As a last resort, you could use dabs of grease to hold the gasket on, but I like to put my primary gaskets on completely dry.
August 21, 2006Well if you cant use the alignment pins to hold it then try this:
Put all screws threw the cover and put the gasket on the outer cover. then put the outer cover up near the inner primary and screw it together.
August 21, 2006The last reply above, doesn't seem to factor in the reply above it which talks about the bike being level on a jack versus on the kick stand. I believe the last reco (while leaned over on kickstand) should work if small pieces of masking tape or other used to temporarily hold cover screws in their holes while aligning the whole deal