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compressed head gasket thickness 12 Nov 2018 14:05 #793729

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I'm trying to determine the static compression on my kz750 twin. I have all the figures i need except the compressed head gasket thickness. Everything i have found says "consult manufacturer" for these numbers. My plan right now is to throw in a gasket, compress it and then measure the thickness of the copper rings that are embedded in it. Is this a good way to get this number?
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compressed head gasket thickness 12 Nov 2018 14:41 #793730

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I don't know if that will work but another way is to put the head on and torque it up without the gasket. Measure from some point below the head to a point on the head. Then pull the head and install the gasket. Torque it up and measure again.
I ride Z1's. I have a couple of '75's, plus an '80 KZ1000LTD.

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compressed head gasket thickness 12 Nov 2018 16:13 #793739

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I have a new KZ400 gasket and a used one also.
I measured them about a week ago. The new one is .062
and the used one is .050.


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2002 ZRX1200R
81 GPz1100
79 KZ1000st daily ride
79 KZ1000mk2 prodject
78 KZ650sr
78 KZ650b
81 KZ750e
80 KZ750ltd
77 KZ400/440 cafe project
76 KZ400/440 Fuel Injected

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