Join Date: Mar 2019
Model: Shadow Ace Deluxe VT750CDD
Got the new (used) valve cover on. Here's what I found, the gasket can actually be used with no sealant on it, the problem is reinstalling would cause the gasket to fall off if not adhered, key word "adhered", Honda Bond is an adhesive which holds the gasket firmly to the cover so you can contort it to get it back on. Without it, the gasket would not survive the install, it would just fall off (rocker arm bolts difficult to get over). There is also a smaller gasket inside the edge gasket (spark plug hole), without it being firmly secured you could never be sure if it fell off or not. I reused the old gasket as it was still pliable and undamaged, just had to remove the old Honda Bond with some alcohol, stuff looked like rubber cement to me. I applied the adhesive to cover and placed gasket, allowed to dry overnight, now held firmly in place. See photos, also the manual says to remove the carbs to do this, I don't have that problem so I can't tell you if you need to do that or not. Maybe it's easier on other models, but of course, not mine. Found a used rear cover for $24, maybe swap next or keep for a spare, rear chrome not peeling, still looks good.
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Last edited by Tellmymother; 05-15-2019 at 12:54 PM.
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