My 1981 PA50II started running all messed up, runs fine on the stand but loses power when ridden.
I found an air leak either between the case/reed block or reed block/intake, too close to tell. I took it all apart and cleaned all the surfaces and put it back together and still have an air leak.
The o-rings as well as the square rubber gasket on the bottom of the reed block seem pretty squished, like flush to their adjacent flat metal surfaces. They're clearly not doing their job.
I can't find these gaskets for sale from the usual suspects.
What's the consensus on using a silicone gasket maker like Ultra Grey Moto or something else in this application?
Leaving the crappy gaskets in place and applying a skim coat of silicone?
Thanks for any help.