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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-02-2012, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Alternative to exhaust pipe gaskets??

Over the course of removing my stock exhaust multiple times for maintenance or repairs, the pipe gaskets have literally fallen apart. I got sticker shock when the online parts house I normally order from wanted over $12 each.

Is there a cheaper alternative that would work as well or do I just need to bite the bullet?

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From what I've read, you can use either Kawa and HD exhaust gaskets, but forum members have noted that the Kawa gaskets are better, even on HDs!

I used RonAyers.com recently and paid $4.44 per gasket, totaling $8.88 + shipping.

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The Harley crush gasket that fits our bike is a Screamin' EagleŽ Performance Exhaust Gasket Kit #17048-98.

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Power Sports Plus has them for $4.38 each plus $1.75 for shipping:

http://www.powersportsplus.com/parts...1060-1119.html



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Are you talking about the header gasket that fits against the cylinder, or the gaskets that between the header pipe and goats belly and muffler?

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Are you talking about the header gasket that fits against the cylinder, or the gaskets that between the header pipe and goats belly and muffler?
My apologies, I should have been more clear. I am referencing the 4 gaskets between the GB and the exhaust pipes/mufflers. They remind me of pieces of cardboard tubing, though I'm sure they're made of heat resistant material.

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Those are more expensive .I got some exhaust tape with a kit I bought to bypass the GB ,it sucks.I would look on the sites the previous posters linked to and search for the factory style ,I think this is one occasion you can't beat the OEM type,just shop around and see if you can find it cheaper.




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Harley has the header pipe to muff gaskets too, cheaper than Kawi. I got em for $2 each. Gotta reference Evo pipes though. Same size as ours.



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