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PostSubject: GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket   GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 20, 2023 9:52 am

Hi everyone,

I bringing back this subject. I had a thread years ago, but couldn't find it.
It's about the valve cover gaskets for the 1100.
As I believe you all know, the original ones blow-up now and then without a warning, leaving you with soaked trousers and boots...If it happens during a long journey it's a pain...
Since long years ago I started using silicon gaskets from REAL GASKETS. It was a great improvement. They don't blow and can be reused multiple times.
There's a downside, however:
1- I could only find them in the USA, so I pay more for the freight than for the gaskets
2- Tighten them is a dilema...A little too tight and they crack when the engine heats up and the metal parts expand, a little too loose and the bolts tend to unscrew along time.

So, I would like to know from you (specially for the ones living in Europe) if someone has found a good alternative for the original gaskets.

Thanks a lot

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket   GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 20, 2023 10:04 am

I think the metal gaskets made by Valpolini are perfect for our GRiSO.  If you live in Europe you can buy them straight from Valpolini (here: link to Valpolini site).
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket   GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 20, 2023 10:25 am

Hi bioman.
They look good...Thanks. I'm gona give it a try.
I registred on the site, but still I'm not being able to see the price of these things...
Do you know how this works?
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket   GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 20, 2023 10:29 am

Ok, I got it.
I have to send a request for quotation.
Just did.
Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket   GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 20, 2023 12:41 pm

Yup, the Valpolini gaskets completely eliminate the issue and last pretty much forever.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket   GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 20, 2023 11:26 pm

Happy user of Valpolini gaskets...
Reused the several times
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket   GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket Icon_minitime1Tue Nov 21, 2023 12:23 am

Thanks for the feedback guys.
I haver already ordered tem.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket   GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket Icon_minitime1Tue Nov 21, 2023 1:48 am

Hello Matias, I had the same problem a few times, especially on the left side valve cover and I solved it myself with thicker gasket paper and a good gasket paste.
The gaskets that I made have more than 8 years, have been removed for valve maintenance a few times and are still sealing fine, no need for expensive stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket   GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket Icon_minitime1Tue Nov 21, 2023 2:00 am

Hi cse!
I will give Valpolini's a go...
They are not that expensive (7€ each, incl. IVA), i just don't know yet how much the post costs will be...
I think I will take the opportunity to get some other small bits from them (like the rubber bushings for the oil cooler) and dilute the post costs a little bit...
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket   GRiSO 1100 - Valve cover gasket Icon_minitime1Tue Nov 21, 2023 2:14 am

I use the green ones from the earlier 1100s, these I have used 7 or more times no issue. The originals (also fitted to the 2v Sport, Breva, Norge Engine) are so this you can almost see through them.
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