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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Where to buy head gasket in USA or Aussie???

Hey guys.

My 2001 R1 is getting closer to being up and running again, and I just need a few more bits and pieces.

I want to get a slimmer than stock head gasket, and Im wondering where the best place is to get one?
My local yamaha Dealer can only locate stock head gaskets.

I dont mind buying from aussie or the USA, and I'm wondering where you guys recommend if I want a good quality head gasket at a fair price?

I have seen a few on Ebay but not sure if they are any good or not, I will post a link
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290424369703...84.m1436.l2649

If I go with the ebay, would you recommend the .25mm or the .50mm one? Im thinking thinner would be best, but open to persuasion either way if you have a reason for your particular preference?

thanks for any advice/direction!!!

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Looks like the only choice available besides stock, I would go for it, 100% positive feed back with lots of sales. I'd get the .25 as well. Might want to wait for an R1 specific engine guru to chime in.

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You could try Ken Colvin here in Vic, he was/is the Wiseco distributer here.
I got a head gasket and a copper base gasket from him for my CB900 build a while ago. The guy knows his stuff.
If you want I can give him a call for you and see what he has or can get for you?.

Here's his contact details either way.
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Ping Woodzee here on the forum. I know he has 02/03 head gaskets. I believe they may fit your year as well, so may be worth a check.

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thank guys, I will try those people and go from there!

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