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This weekend I am going to install an engine guard, and since the right-side exhaust pipe has to come off for that I am also going to replace the discolored pipe with another one that I got last year. The dealer has the crush gaskets in stock, but they are pretty expensive, $9 for the manifold gasket and $17 for the muffler gasket. Do the gaskets from Harley mentioned in the Verses work for OEM pipes too?
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This weekend I am going to install an engine guard, and since the right-side exhaust pipe has to come off for that I am also going to replace the discolored pipe with another one that I got last year. The dealer has the crush gaskets in stock, but they are pretty expensive, $9 for the manifold gasket and $17 for the muffler gasket. Do the gaskets from Harley mentioned in the Verses work for OEM pipes too?
Yep, they work great! And they're easy to come by.

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Is the same model of gasket used at both the pipe/manifold connection and the muffler/pipe connection?
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Is the same model of gasket used at both the pipe/manifold connection and the muffler/pipe connection?
Wow, as many times as I've pulled my exhaust pipes on and off - and the mufflers - I've not seen any gaskets between the mufflers and the premuffler pipes. Someone else want to jump in? Did I miss a gasket in all this?

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I just picked up the HD gaskets over lunch. They are definitely not the same as the one between the pipe and muffler. These are a thin ring. I had not seen them before as I have not had the pipes off before. The one at the muffler is about an inch long and looks like thick aluminum foil. when I switched out my mufflers I reused the ones that were with the exhaust system I bought used. The ones that were on my bikle were stuck and could only be cut off. I think those were the ones the Kaw Dealer wanted $17 for. I am going to see if I can re-re-use the one on the right side before I pick up a new one.
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Ahhh....I guess that I'm not going to be able to take the engine guard off of your hands huh? Good luck with the install.

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Hey Cindy !! Yeah there is a gasket that goes around the pipe and fits into the goat belly.It's more like an asbestos sleeve and costs around $15.00.

Heck ya can de-goat for about $25.00 and be done with it.
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Hey Cindy !! Yeah there is a gasket that goes around the pipe and fits into the goat belly.It's more like an asbestos sleeve and costs around $15.00.

Heck ya can de-goat for about $25.00 and be done with it.
Missing a gasket's better 'n blowin' one! I wouldn't have thought that was actually called a gasket, but, maybe "asbestos sleeve." Huh. WHo knew? I have them. On both bikes. I mean, all three. Just didn't recognize it as such.

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When I put my H pipe in I used high temp rtv and foil tape no leak at the muffler yet. The hardley gaskets are different but work perfectly as they are woven and compress for a good seal. One of the few things Hardly has that is better.

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