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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing valve cover gasket

I haven't started taking the bike apart yet, but it looks like the valve cover can be removed from the top. Is it as simple as it looks - remove tank, remove airbox, change valve cover gasket? Are there any complications I should be aware of?

PS What's a good place to order a new gasket online? My local dealer hasn't been great getting MV parts in stock...
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Yes it can be done from the top. Try Pro-Italia for parts.

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use a light film of silicone seal all the way around the gasket top and bottom.......i know what the book says

put sealer on the cover bolts too

do your self a favor and do it my way.......unless you like resealing it

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Great! Thanks for the tips guys.
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On the fiche it looks like there are other gaskets involved as well:

http://issuu.com/desmoworks/docs/mv_...owFlipBtn=true

P.76 - #18 and #20. Should these be replaced as well or are they durable enough to be reused?

Also, these parts are for the 750 motor, Pro Italia don't seem to have a fiche for the 910. Are they compatible?
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On an F4 taking the throttle bodies off makes it real easy and doesn't take long either !!




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big gasket p#800087756 1 req
o-rings p#8A0025082 8 req

from a hard copy of the 910 Brutale parts book

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750 and 910 are same parts...all first generation F4 motors are same gaskets. It is a tight squeeze. Take off the throttle bodies as Ade suggested. Also my help to remove radiator mounts so it can move forward a bit on the hoses.

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When removing the cam cover, the throttle cables have to come off and the pipe leading to the coolant reservoir can make it a bit tight.

Just make sure you cover everything such as the frame with paper tape (specially the intake track, as not to drop dirt or objects down there by accident) as it is tight slipping the cover out and it can scratch the frame.
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