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I'm going to be replacing my clutch soon The manual recommends hondabond. My question is on the package it says it turns to a rubber-like substance in 16 hours but fully cures in 3 days the question is how long do you have to let the motorcycle set before you can run it? I don't want any oil leaks.
 

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I know guys who have rode right after putting it back together with no leaks after. I would just let it sit overnight. But, that's me. I think they use it on cars too. Main think is surface prep and correct application
 

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This might be worth a watch:
Wow!
Never had the clutch case off on my bike.
I would have thought that Honda used a paper gasket, but no... just Honda bond. No doubt it is a cost down measure.
Long as it don't leak one less part to buy is ok by me.

I'm sure any non hardening form-a-gasket compound will be fine.
I would use Honda bond since it's what was used to put the engine together in the first place. But that's just me.
 

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I used Ultra Black as well. I put a thin bead on the cover before starting to put the clutch together. Once ready, about 15 to 20minutes, I installed the cover, hand tight. Installed the exhaust and then torqued everything down. Filled with oil and rode. Never leaked a drop.
 

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This might be worth a watch:
Wow!
Never had the clutch case off on my bike.
I would have thought that Honda used a paper gasket, but no... just Honda bond. No doubt it is a cost down measure.
Long as it don't leak one less part to buy is ok by me.

I'm sure any non hardening form-a-gasket compound will be fine.
I would use Honda bond since it's what was used to put the engine together in the first place. But that's just me.
Just a comment on the video....he does use the torque wrench incorrectly for the high torque settings. Not a biggie to me but there is a better way to do this.:)
 

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Just a comment on the video....he does use the torque wrench incorrectly for the high torque settings. Not a biggie to me but there is a better way to do this.:)
Are you speaking about him pulling upward on the wrench? Or, not supporting the TW head? Or both?
My guess; He's not a mechanic or did that so he didn't have to move the camera...
 
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