It is around 2:15 on this beautiful sunny warm Sunday afternoon. Am I out riding and enjoying it? No, I am stuck here scraping and cutting to get the base gaskets off this old Panhead. I have been fighting it for over an hour so far. Foot shifter linkinkage in the way is no help. Gasket remover helps, but not much. So guys, when you are putting you engine together save yourself some future grief and never use a hardening gasket sealer. You can bet when these cylinders go back on I will be using Yamabond sealer. Contrary to reports of its demise I just bought two tubes from my local Yamaha dealer yesterday.