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Discussion in 'Tech Tips' started by GreyImport, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

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    Hole punch set finally came

    Perfect holes for the bolts and locating pins

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    I have made a lot of gaskets by sitting the gasket material on the item and tapping gently on the edges with a small hammer so that the sharp edge of the item cuts through the gasket. With a small ball peen hammer I was able to create the bolt holes too.

    I don't know if that technique is frowned on by professionals, but that is the way my father used to do it and I have made a lot of gaskets that way over the last 50 years for car, motor bike and lawnmower motors.

    I like your technique too. I may try that next time to see what works best for me.
     
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    I have a friend who has a a laser cutter , he just puts the item he wants to make a gasket for onto a flatbed scanner , makes an image file and sends it to a laser cutter

    The cool thing is that he has a nicely cut gasket in less than 10 mins , but the setup costs are much higher
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    I like both of your ways @GreyImport and @Allan , old school
     
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    Fortunately I have access to a lot of fun stuff through my job. I do the scanner/laser cutter thing too and it works great. I’ve done enough of them that I’m pretty quick but the CAD work still takes me more than 10 minutes.
     
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    This is such a good skill to have to hand - especially when a minor maintenance job becomes a major hassle because the gasket tore on disassembly and it's several weeks wait for a replacement from the dealer
     
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    That is one cool laser machine , i'm with the rest of you doing it the old school way with a ball pein hammer.
    If you had new gasket's in your spare part's box that where N.LA. , he could scan them and make multiple spares ?.
    That would very useful for us for the future to keep our bike's going , just one less hassle looking for gasket's.
     
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