Gasket Sealant Recommendations
I recently installed the eagle mike doohickey and torsion spring. I have been using permatex #2 non hardening sealant for many years on automotive stuff and some motorcycles with good success, but it has failed to prevent leaking of the left side inner case of this KLR650. I spread a thin coat of it on both sides of the gasket before installing. The surfaces look good, not scratched and they cleaned up nicely. They may be slightly warped??? I don't know why it didn't seal.
I found metal gaskets sealed with red RTV when I removed the cases. Somebody else probably had the same problem ??
I will need to take it apart again, put in a new gasket and seal it with something that will work. I am hesitant to use RTV/Silicon where there is engine oil. Silicon has been known to break of small pieces inside the case and clog up the oil system in other bikes.
Any suggestions and/or opinions on what has worked for others or the best sealant / gasket maker to use on the left side cases would be much appreciated. Since my go-to #2 has failed me I'm left with a seemingly endless list of product options, dozens from permatex alone.