This product was added to our catalog on Monday 06 November, 2017.
Cometic Head Gasket Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa (99-17) Std. Studs
Fits standard studs. .030 Thickness. Requires no sealants.
MLS (Multi-Layer Steel) Head Gaskets provide maximum sealing performance for today’s high output engines and require no sealants. MLS gaskets are ideal for both aluminum heads to aluminum blocks and aluminum heads to cast iron blocks. They can withstand the shearing force created by the two materials. MLS gaskets have increased strength because they are comprised of multiple layers of stainless steel; which also creates the ability to rebound and resist corrosion. The outer layers are embossed and coated on both sides with Viton (a flouroelastomer rubber based material that is heat resistant to 250 C/ 482 F. Viton is designed to meet the demands of a variety of harsh sealing environments, load conditions, and surface finishes. The center or shim layer is uncoated stainless steel, which can be varied to accommodate multiple thickness requirements. MLS head gaskets reduce bore distortion and withstand extreme cylinder pressures.
MLS head gaskets can not be used with motors setup with o-rings or receiver grooves around the cylinder bores? MLS head gaskets require smooth, flat and true head and deck surfaces to seal. Most of the time with o-ring setups the wire and groove fail where our gasket’s combustion seal is located; therefore, the wire will hold the gasket and not allow proper compression while the receiver grooves allow combustion gases to escape.
A surface finish of 50 RA (roughness average) or finer is recommended for a proper gasket seal. Anything rougher may conflict with the gasket design. When using MLS head gaskets always refer to the manufacturer of the fastener to determine accurate torque values. Appropriate torque is critical when installing new gaskets of any kind.