No progress on the exhaust until the spring melt. By then my brother's junk steel pile will be accessible to see where he threw the muffler... I sure hope we find it and it's still in salvageable condition.
Any tips on pressure testing? This video is pretty good too:Kawasaki wants you to use Kawasaki Bond. We always used Kawasaki Bond and never had any issues, but Hondabond is probably a similar product.
Permatex website says their RTV Clear is "Not recommended for engine gaskets". The Black stuff may be ok.
The only thing I have ever applied to a base gasket is a thin film of high temperature grease in the hopes that it would be easier to remove the next time. Same thing for the side cases. However if side case gasket surface is damaged, then I would look to use Kawasaki Bond there as well.
Yeah good point. I'm still thinking how I'm going to rig up some type of hand pump pressure gauge apparatus like the scooter guy had suggested. I'll see what I have lying around.I have to say I have never done this on a rebuild, but the only caution I have is keep pressure low, or you will blow out those brand new seals.