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Old 04-21-2013, 12:17 PM   #4625
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Location: Camarillo, CA
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Originally Posted by Sock Monkey View Post
I've been told they now use re-usable rubber gaskets on the valve covers (the old paper ones were a misery to deal with because they were installed w/ sealant and were destroyed when removed, then you got to enjoy scraping the gasket bits and sealant off the mating surfaces....yay), so it really should be a 5 min task to pop it off, verify what it has, then pop it back on. Easy peasy.
That is correct, the later ones have a rubber re-usable valve cover gasket.

Here's the procedure and how it looks.

Originally Posted by Sock Monkey View Post
Either way, an early "congrats!" on the impending purchase. I've been going through bikes at the rate of about one every 18-24 months, looking for the one that really seems to fit me and what I'm looking for, and pushing 1 year into my Stelvio ownership I don't find myself lusting after something else. Of course this fall when the '14 KTM 1190 comes to the States I may get a wandering eye again, but for now the Stelvio is a keeper.

Thanks. I am really looking forward to finding a 2013, closing the deal, and completing the search for my next "10 year bike" I started more than 2 years ago. I'm not into swapping bikes every couple years.
13 MG Stelvio NTX, 09 Duc Sport Classic, 02 Speed Triple
13 Husky Terra 650, 00 Suzi DRZ400-S
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