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    Quote Originally Posted by PBRStreetgang View Post
    Not sure how I'm going to accomplish the torque specs when I put it back together, but it might be two grunts & done.
    Don't worry about the torque............. Your idea will work just fine.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBinNC View Post
    Yes, you can do one head/cylinder and leave the other alone. Do remove the head first, and measure the bore to see if it has indeed been bored to 1200. 883 bore is 3", and 1200 bore is 3.5", so a ruler is all you need. The head gaskets are different for the two bore sizes, plus the head gaskets are available in different thicknesses, and you want to match what's there as near as you can.

    Jim
    Don't know about you, but this looks like 3 inches to me. Order the 883 kit, I believe.

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    They sell a “specialty” Allen tool for the manifold but you pretty much recreated it anyways. tight is good like you mentioned, you just want all bolts equal tightness so it sits flat

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    Thanks all. I'm trying to order gaskets today. I wanted to give Lowbrow my business, but they only carry James gaskets for a 1200 Sportster.

    My bike : 1991 883 Sportster Deluxe

    I found some Cometic gaskets on Amazon :

    https://www.amazon.com/Cometic-Gaske...s%2C141&sr=8-3

    I wanted to ask the group if there were any strong opinions either way? James and/or Cometic? Any input is appreciated. Thank you.

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    Those Cometic MLS head gaskets pictured are the best there are. That set would be a good pick, if you are not going to a dealership and picking up individual gaskets. Shame to spend that much to do one head.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBinNC View Post
    Those Cometic MLS head gaskets pictured are the best there are. That set would be a good pick, if you are not going to a dealership and picking up individual gaskets. Shame to spend that much to do one head.

    Jim
    Geeze, in the era of the internet, I thought this was my only option. I didn't even think about contacting a HD dealership. I have a call into the local shop now for a price. Thanks for the advice.

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    Lordy, all excited to get a deal at the HD shop. They had a kit for two cylinders : $117, but the guy priced out what it would cost to just get the gaskets for one cylinder. Half price, right? How about $111.53.

    I just bought the Cometic gaskets. Done.

    And now we have extras for next time...

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    I guess they don't call 'em a stealership for nuttin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBRStreetgang View Post
    They had a kit for two cylinders : $117, but the guy priced out what it would cost to just get the gaskets for one cylinder. Half price, right? How about $111.53.

    Damn it................

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    Ok, so how clean is clean? I got a bottle of simple green, but i'm guessing it needs to be better than this before we reassemble? Base gasket area looks good, but head gasket area is still pretty mungy. Can I use 0000 steel wool? What's the trick?

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    Thank you.

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    Sure you can use 0000 SW..... I'd go rougher than that......

    Be sure and clean up the cylinders............

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    I think we might be getting close. Steel wool was helpful, for sure.

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    ^^^^^^^ That looks damn nice......^^^^^^

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    Ok, little bit of a delay with the holiday, but today we are rich in gaskets!

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    I'm happy with how clean the cylinder is, but I still need to get the cylinder head and rocker box bits cleaned up. To help facilitate, I moved everything from the garage into the basement. It's not insanely cold here yet, but having them close by helps me motivate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBRStreetgang View Post
    Ok, little bit of a delay with the holiday, but today we are rich in gaskets!

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    This is small, but anybody notice something interesting with the gasket kit? Maybe this is something Cometic always does, but I was a little surprised.

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    The sticker?????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    The sticker?????????
    Nope, if you look closely at the gasket picture included in the 883 top-end kit are two Evo big-twin base gaskets :

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    Not sure if this was a screw-up or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBRStreetgang View Post
    Nope, if you look closely at the gasket picture included in the 883 top-end kit are two Evo big-twin base gaskets :


    Not sure if this was a screw-up or what?
    LOL Hell you said it was small.......... Those aren't small........... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBRStreetgang View Post
    Nope, if you look closely at the gasket picture included in the 883 top-end kit are two Evo big-twin base gaskets :

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    Not sure if this was a screw-up or what?
    Aren't those also later years Sporty base gaskets????????

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    Ok, I think I'm feeling alright about these mating surfaces. Let me know if you think otherwise...

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    I still need to work on the base gasket area on the bike. Oh, and the top of the piston, but unless I hear otherwise, I'm going to leave it be rather than risk getting crud into the engine compartment.
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