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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Pipes and Crush Gaskets (Harley p/n)

There has been a lot of discussion about Kaw vs. Harley exhaust crush gaskets lately.
I just discovered the Harley p/n is contained in the Vulcan Verses exhaust section.

Link here:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1144

Short quote from above link:
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If you add aftermarket pipes you need to replace your header ( crush ) gaskets.
The Harley crush gasket that fits our bike is HD #17048-98.

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Honestly, I have used both & I find kawi's to be better. The harley ones seem to be a woven mesh of steel where kawi's are made solid. I vote kawis!

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Yeah Kanuck, no argument from me. I thought the general consensus here a year or so ago was that Ma Kaws gaskets were larger diameter and easier to install for a good seal, and that was the advice I passed along on several threads.

Then I think it was KM who commented that he found Harley crush gaskets better and provided the H-D part number. I have never used either one, so have decided to refrain from offering an opinion on which to use. I started this thread simply to provide the Harley part number in an easy to find title on the forum, for those who want it.

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Purchased May 16, 2008
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 07:21 PM
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I had no issues with the Kawi gaskets which I used after engine removal. I have not tried the HD gasket and so cannot tell if they are any better.
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