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Race kit head gasket availability (09-12)

Are these available anymore? Willing to purchase internationally if necessary.
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Factory race parts are gone all years even for the newer models.

I think there are some aftermarket head gaskets though.
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Woof. Acquired an engine that has one, but the last 200 lb. gorrilla that put the plugs in decided cross-threading them would be a good idea, so the head has to come off. Don't know what thickness it is yet, but wanted to replace it with the same. It has the kit cams, so a standard gasket would be less than optimal.
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Skim the head is your only option really. I have heard of some people peeling a standard gasket in half but I cant say I'd try it.
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Skim the head is your only option really. I have heard of some people peeling a standard gasket in half but I cant say I'd try it.
Same, also would not disassemble a multi-layer gasket. They're usually embossed differently between layers to aid in sealing. Ugh.

Milling the head won't do anything for quench unfortunately, and I'm guessing it's already been milled. It's an otherwise nicely done engine.
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i'm in the same boat . subscribing in hope that someone has a brilliant solution

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i'm on bikebandit.com currently and it looks like for 2012 they have race head gasket down to .50 available still.. not sure how accurate that is

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Plot twist, the head gasket is indeed a deconstructed stock gasket. I was looking for the thickness stamp (there was none), and noticed it was actually two layers. I pulled them apart and could see evidence that the rivet heads had been ground off. I measured the middle layer of an old gasket I had and it came in at 0.15mm, effectively making this a 0.55mm gasket.

So, it seems it may be feasible to run a thinner gasket this way after all. That said, I may have a source on genuine race kit gaskets, but shipping to the US will be 55 EUR. To be continued...
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If it’s of any help world of triumph UK have some 60s available and world of triumph Germany have the 55s for the -12, I ordered one of each about 2 weeks ago, I’m assuming you’ve located some from one of the two but just incase one of them does shipping cheaper thought it’d be worth mentioning, 55€ is quite a lot though

Edit, also looking at both these kit gaskets they are both just two layers, it might be a kit gasket you have there

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Thanks for the tip, I'll see if I can find a better deal on shipping from one of them. Was planning on getting at least two of each.

I'm still fairly certain this was a stock piece. The fact that the gasket didn't have a thickness stamp and these grind marks where the rivets would be were a tip off.
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