I've always read that you can't mix and match case halves, but have never actually tried it (it's not worth the risk of it going bad after all that work and money). I don't use paper gasket anywhere on my 900RR. The head gasket and valvecover gasket are the only gaskets on my engine and it's totally leak free (I'm actually kinda anal about leaks). Try some Hondabond, I bet it will seal. That stuff is best sealer I've ever used.