complete engine gasket set compatability fiasco SORTED

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NOSHER
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complete engine gasket set compatability fiasco SORTED

Post by NOSHER » Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:04 pm

hi fellas--ok after a crank rebuild your looking to buy A complete engine gasket set for reassembly---so first place is EBAY? THERE ARE 13 SELLERS ON EBAY LISTING A COMPLETE ENGINE GASKET SET TO FIT BOTH KR1 AND KR1S FROM THE SAME MANUFACTURER---NE AND ONE FROM A GERMAN COMPANY HENDLER.
THe Hendler set was supplied from a company showing the NE brand in the listing---the magneto gasket had excess material between bolt hole did not fit kr1 --the clutch cover gasket had a bolt hole missing only six only fitted kr1s and the water pump housing gasket was non existant.Got a full refund.
Bought anothe NE full gasket set different supplier---same thing ---advertises fits kr1 and kr1s and does NOT and once again no water pump gasket present.
i took this issue up with a well know manufacturer of kr gaskets, sent him one old rubberised clutch cover gasket and made a waterpumpgasket from a yes you guessed kelloggs cornflake box and posted to them as templates. i also bought the magneto gasket that they sold for the kr1 cut sections out and adhesion fitted back and sent that to them.10 days later i received a message thanking me for pointing out the errors in their kr listing--they did a slight retooling and sent samples to me for fitment check---EACH ONE A PERFECT FIT NO EXCESS MATERIAL NO HOLE MISALIGNMENT--job done.and to thank me for helping them sort this description issue they posted me 6 of each gaskets as a thank you 18 in all.and they changed the listings wordings so you now get what is advertised unlike the other companies i contacted who still sell the same "fits all" gasket sets (beware if you still got a kr1 like me.)
SO IF YOU WANT GASKETS THAT FIT A KR1-------SHOWE PERFORMANCE ON EBAY ASK FOR KAI.
YOU GET MORE POKES WITH TWOSTROKES !!

KRI
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Re: complete engine gasket set compatability fiasco SORTED

Post by c&c » Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:18 pm

Fair play to you..
I"ll take the wine,you can have the bread.

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Re: complete engine gasket set compatability fiasco SORTED

Post by Paul250B » Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:32 pm

Gasket guru for all the paper gaskets

https://www.gasketguru.co.uk/

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Re: complete engine gasket set compatability fiasco SORTED

Post by NOSHER » Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:24 pm

Ordered yet another full engine gasket set off ebay supplier swore on someones life it was for a kr1---magneto gasket again too big------- clutch cover gasket only has six holes(kr1s) and again the waterpump housing gasket is mia.

Luckily I have the gaskets made by SHOWE for me to replace the ones that ONLY FIT KR1S so no problem when I get the crank back from P.J ENG after them replacing the bearings I damaged on the rebuilt crank when assembling the crank halves(don`t even ask) so then I can assemble the lot with a full gasket set that fits.
YOU GET MORE POKES WITH TWOSTROKES !!

KRI
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CBR400RR NC23
vfr400 nc30

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