cylinder head cover gasket question?
I have an old 1968 Honda CL350 and took off the original cylinder head cover gasket, which appeared to be formed over the cam chain to prevent oil from leaking up into the cylinder head space.
While looking at replacement gaskets online, I noticed that none of the cylinder head cover gaskets are made to cover the cam chain – they just have a space cut to fit around it (not over it like on the original gasket). Both my book and shop manual for the bike don’t mention any cylinder head cover gasket at all (nor do they picture them in engine disassembly photos).
I have a gasket kit at home to make my own, didn’t know the consequences of letting oil possibly splash up from the cam chain, so I thought I’d ask one of you knowledgeable motorcycle people on here.
This is just a quick fix for my bike so I can ride it before it gets too cold. Please help!