I just grabbed my 954 manual, and it says the same thing.
It does list generic torque values in the front section.
5mm head = 3.6 lb-ft
6mm head = 7 lb-ft
8mm head = 16 lb-ft
10mm head = 25 lb-ft
12mm head = 40 lb-ft
I'd bet they're 8mm.
I haven't had a chance to look at the manual myself, but the page above looks authentic (no gasket). As strange as it may seem, just because a gasket is used on an assembly line during assembly to minimize time spent, it may not necessarily be needed in a replacement, where a mechanic has the time to run a bead of permatex (or whatever)
chances are, theres no gasket, most of the hard parts on bikes, case halves, etc etc, a gasket would have to be set at a very precise thickness, and over time, would probably deteriorate, causing clearance issues, so mfgr's just machine the gasket surfaces, and use an anaerobic sealer (stuff that sets up without the presence of oxygen) if you wind up happening to use this stuff.. it doesnt take much at all... the more you use, the more that gets squeezed out when the bolts are torqued down, if it squeezes out to the outside... thats ok... but when you start getting globs of that shtuff inside the engine case, you will run into problems. it can come loose and plug up the oil pickup... then you're in a world of $hit... a very thin coating is all that is required.
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