I’ve needed to replace the front head gasket three times in the past eight years on my 45. Now after a fresh rebuild of the engine and only 1500 miles on it I need to replace it again. This time the leak appears to be coming from the head bolt nearest the front of the engine. During the rebuild I decided to try using the paper gaskets instead of the cooper ones hoping that they may last longer, they didn’t. I’ve checked and double checked the heads for flatness each time this has happened and have never found an issue.
My question is why does this keep happening? Could it be my riding style? I rarely beat on it but do ride it with enthusiasm because it’s more fun that way. It’s driving me nuts to keep finding a mess all over the front fender. Any thoughts?