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Tips to Replace Your Motorcycle Engine Gasket

In the life of every motorcycle, there comes a time when you have to hang up your helmet and perform some maintenance to keep your machine running in top form.  Replacing worn gaskets protects your precious engine components by creating and maintaining tight seals that keep the moving parts clean.  The next time you’re faced with replacing the engine gaskets in your vintage or new bike, take along … [Read more...]

Engine Gaskets for Vintage Motorcycles at Gasket King

In the 1953 film “The Wild One” Marlon Brando rode a Triumph Thunderbird into the beating hearts of teenage girls everywhere, and helped motorcycles make the jump from racing and military vehicles to classic popular culture icons. In “Easy Rider” Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper rode custom-built choppers into cinematic history, igniting a desire in the hearts of your Americans everywhere to take to … [Read more...]

Are All Custom Gaskets Created Equal?

For most of us, a gasket is just a gasket. The belief that there is little to no difference in mass-produced or custom gaskets leads consumers to shop price over quality.  As riders become more familiar with their motorcycles and gain experience performing maintenance and repairs, it becomes clear that all custom gaskets are not created equal. Materials, manufacturing processes, product safety and … [Read more...]

Should I Use Any Kind of Sealant?

Gaskets are mechanical pieces made of composite fiber, rubber or other material that are engineered to seal the junction between two surfaces in an engine. They are designed to expand and contract with temperature and pressure variations throughout the life of the engine.  Methods for handling and installing gaskets and performing other motorcycle maintenance seem to be as individual as riders … [Read more...]

Five Things You Should Know About Composite Fiber

Composite fiber is a material comprised of two or more materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties. When combined, the new material has different properties than its individual components. This method of custom-creating materials according to their individual properties has as many applications in manufacturing and industry. Composite fiber has been used in the … [Read more...]

Top Five Signs it is Time to Rebuild Your Engine

Over the miles covered and hours spent riding, passionate motorcyclists develop a relationship with their bikes. They learn how their machine takes curves and how quickly it picks up in the higher RPMs. Avid riders are meticulous in performing regular maintenance to keep their engines running in top condition, but even the best maintained bikes on the road eventually need more than an oil change … [Read more...]

Changing Your Vintage Motorcycle Gaskets

Motorcycles are so much more than just fuel-efficient transportation. For the avid rider, motorcycling is a passion that can last a lifetime. It may start with a ride on a friend’s bike, or the need for a frugal way to make your commute, but it can be just enough to get you hooked for life. From high-performance racing bikes, to sleek street bikes, rugged dirt bikes, and luxury touring bikes, … [Read more...]

What Temperature Does to Your Gaskets

Gaskets are used in a number of industries, mainly automotive, aerospace, marine, Industrial, aviation and electronics. Their main purpose is to create a tight seal between two parts and prevents any leakage of fluid or gas. Gaskets are designed to prevent leakage in different temperature and pressure changes and must be made of material that is more pliable than the parts being joined. The … [Read more...]

Why Do You Need to Use a Torque Wrench?

A torque wrench is a must-have tool for auto and motorcycle repair. A torque wrench is used where the tightness of screws and bolts is critical. You need a torque wrench to accurately tighten nuts and bolts and apply the target load for a specific amount of stress on a gasket so they do not leak, stretch, break or come loose. Many car and motorcycle parts are using aluminum and softer metals … [Read more...]

What is a Gasket Blowout and How do you Avoid it?

In an engine, gaskets are used in many locations to improve the seal between components. They are designed to prevent the fuel air mixture from leaving the cylinder during combustion and power strokes of the piston and to keep oil from leaving the crankcase. In some cases there may be a small leak, called an equipment leak. When the leak becomes large, it is referred to as a gross leak or a … [Read more...]