After a massive week designing, produing and photo graphing we are having a list-a-thon! Over the weekend we are pushing forward listing all the new gaskets we have been producing over the last few weeks
Currently we are sitting on 931 individual gasket which are live on our website, we currently have a backlog of another 102 in the system which are waiting to be photo graphed and a further 75 waiting to be machined.
We are steadly listing Yamaha TZ 125 250 350 and Honda RS 125 and 250. We still have a few gaps in our product line up which we will fill over the coming weeks.
Finally, this week we have had 4 different production enquiries for copper head gaskets.
One of the more interesting situations that we came across are Kawasaki KR1 head gaskets. We have spoken to 2 different customers this week with exactly the same issue on Kawasaki KR1 / KR1S pattern head gaskets supplied from the far east. These pattern head gaskets are extermely prone to failure at high revs causing either the water jacket to be pressurized or water leaking into the cylinder causing poor running. As Kawasaki have discontinued the original head gasket which was a single ply viton cover gasket this has begun to cause issues for KR1 owners. In a future post I will go through a few of the issues and solutions we have seen and found over the years. Our current solution is a copper head gasket we are currrently producing. We are awaiting long term feedback from our customers but do expect that with correct fitting and application of permatex copper spray-a-gasket that our solution is far more reliable than the poor after market ones which are currently on offer.
Another customer has contacted us for a small production run of YZ 250 1980 - 1981 copper head gaskets, while these are still available from the guys at CMSNL the price is starting to get a little too rich for most people. We have produced a small batch of 50 gaskets in 0.5mm /0.7mm and 0.9mm which are available on the website. Over the next few weeks we are pretty much covering all 1970 and early 1980's motorcross copper head gasket. As per usual, we are using premium C101 copper sourced from germany and perfectly machined by us!!!