I picked up a new Michelin front bib yesterday. Noticed a pretty good price increase compared to my last one. Still totally worth it, but it’s interesting to see which items are affected by prod. cost, materials, inflation, or any number of other factors currently.I've done LOTS of bib mousses but this Michelin was by far the hardest ever. I even used almost two tubes of lube.
Yeah. It still runs ok and has ok compression but it cooked the o-rings a little brittle in the head. (I think it was leaking around the coolant pipe hose clamp on the head). So if I've got it on torn down, I'll almost always do a piston too.New piston in the TX?
I have no issues with tusk gaskets. I don't think you can buy a bad brand name piston these days. So long as you match the bore size and you have your jetting good I think you're good to go.I've had good luck with the Vertex "kits" I always replace the wrist pin bearing and I've even used several Tusk Gasket kits without any leaks or issues. So I'll keep doing what has proven to be effective.