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Blown head gasket

What should I be aware of when replacing the head gaskets on the front and rear cylinders on a 1988 RR 250 M? ie. tightening bolts

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Replacing o-rings order of reassembly things to look for compression test, etc.,I'm hoping you have a proper repair manual for the bike - 'cause that's a hefty undertaking you're into. Other than that, I can't help you as I have no experience with these bikes.,,,

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