Some guys put head gaskets on dry, some use a thin coat of Copper Coat head gasket spray. It’s in the “ oil and tires” realm.
Advice on head bolts is grease on threads and the washers. (Both sides, I think) Don’t forget to clean out the bolt threads as well. A pocket of grease in the bottom can throw your torque off and possibly do other damage. ( think hydrolocked) I use a wire brush and brake cleaner and air pressure.
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77 WING, 1200 engine with 77 heads, cams, gl1100 foot pegs, Magna V65 front end, 764A carbs, [-gone Suzuki M109 monoshock--, replaced with gl1100 shocks] gl 1200 swing arm, gl1500 final drive, wheel and rear brakes Valkyrie seat, Meanstreak tank, Sportster pipes, Power Arc ignition off crank.
77 Wing. black
83 Wing, in pieces
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