I put the actual head gasket on dry, since that’s what the manual calls for. Everything else, including the base gasket, side cover gaskets, and even the case halves themselves; I use ultra black rtv. It’s highly oil resistant and sticky. If you order Suzukabond from a dealer, it’s pretty much the same stuff and it’s what the factory uses. I had gouges much like yours on the top of the case and never had a leak.
Yeah, just put a thin coat on the top and bottom of the base gasket, not on the actual engine parts. It takes very little. Anything more than looking like you painted the gasket black will just squeeze out, break off, and be floating around in the oil.
94mm bbk, +4 stroker, Hot Cams, Vertex piston, FMF Power Bomb header and Power Core can, KW black diamond valves/dual springs, FCR39, K&N, Elka long-travel LT fronts and rear, Houser +3, +3/4 LT A-arms, American Star pro xs chromoly tie rods, Dyna non-programable, Tusk +3 axle.
Last edited by jetmech25; 10-09-2019 at 10:20 PM.