I'm finally at the stage where I can reassemble the top end of my '75 GL1000 with a Vesrah VG-159 gasket set, but given all the previous discussion about head gaskets, I thought I would ask if there's anything critical I should know before putting the head gaskets on.
I DO have some copper spray, as I've seen recommended in this forum, but I've also seen threads where some have installed them 'dry' - - for the record, I checked Randakks and the gasket set through them was Out Of Stock, so I went with the Vesrah, which seems to have high marks in here as well. Which is the best way to go?
So far I have religiously cleaned both head surfaces, and they are silver and smooth to the touch with no material left on them, but they are not shaved. Both heads lay flat on a piece of glass and do not appear to be warped anywhere, which is good; I put in new valve oil seals, and all appears to be fine with the heads as I get ready to button them up and put them on, but I want to check in here before I put them on. Any advice...?