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Question Posted By: ILRooster on 5-20-2011

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Make of Bike: Harley-Davidson
Model of Bike FXDB
Year of Bike 2007
Engine Size 96CI
Other info on Bike
What's your question? Copper Exhaust Gaskets??
Details: Has anyone used copper exhaust gaskets to replace the stock wire-mesh gaskets when installing aftermarket pipes? I've got V&H pipes on my bike, did the install with new wire-mesh gaskets, and cannot get a good seal...constant leak from the front header. Just wondering, I've seen some have used the copper and say they do the job. Any feedback?

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  1. I've used a James copper mesh type with VH 2-1 heade, no problem on my twin cam. By: Guest on: 5-20-2011

  2. Ok, so answered my own question. Ordered the gaskets from J&P, $8.99 per set. They are solid copper rings, about 1/8" thick, and fit between the head of the pipe and the exhaust port. When I put them together, I immediately noticed a difference in the seal. no gap, was able to tighten and torque to spec, unlike using the stock wire-mesh gaskets. Noticeable increase in response, no exhaust leak, better air-flow, and no reversion. Rode the bike about 1000 miles this weekend after the install, and have to say, I'm happy with the outcome. By: ILRooster on: 5-24-2011

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