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312RR 1078F4 valve cover gasket replace job with pics

Hi Guys! I've riden the bike for a bit over 30.000kms in the last couple of years.
This is an update on my fabulous bike that i have riden mostly on 2 way roads, not the best condition sometimes but average 150km an hour. beetheen 6ish and 8000rpms I guess.. total of 10 top end runs at least done and oil plus filter changes at every 4k to 5k kms or at least once a year.
Done a couple of fork fluid changes, coolant and hydraulics. The bike has always run strong but has also had oil leaks at the top end and I would always see drops of oil in the water pump and the clutch cylinders.
I had replaced the oil seals orings and retainers on the pump...
Now it is time for a new valve cover gasket!
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I will start updating the process every two or three days with pictures provided by the mechanic. any ideas or sugestions are welcome appreciated and will also be shared!!
This is an activity I have been waiting for a long time. I have been saving the money for months! one has to be real passionate of this bike to be able to keep it in top shape down here in the south hehe
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I had also taken the oportunity to replace the radiator blades!
Go ahead and install the new blades and while at it:
clean the entire bike!

(a new set of metalic blades are about to get on a plane from Miami to Uruguay, gotta stay awake and go get grandma from the airporta)
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Any advise or restoration sugestions are appreciated!
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how do you guys clean this parts?
I was thinking of using some sort of fuel or something and a toothbrush..?
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polishing the hellshields, is that a good idea? they are aluminum right? I don't have pictures of those and they are 200km away from me (i'm in montevideo, UY and the bike is in TF)
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the drops i'd see every 200km or so
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Any advise or restoration sugestions are appreciated!
Lots of questions,metal polish for the exhaust.I use a product called Bluemagic,there are many brands on the market.


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Lots of questions,metal polish for the exhaust.I use a product called Bluemagic,there are many brands on the market.
Ok, great!
I'm not sure what theese pipes are coated with and I don't want to do any damage to them.

I've got some stuff called "Classic Cloth" wich is a series of rags impregnated with some soft chemicals. Will try that next weekend. Thanks!
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This result looks good and probably less abrasive.


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