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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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I am removing the cat from my 2013 street glide header pipes. Do I need to replace the gaskets,bike has 1012 miles?
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Its cheap, so yea I would and of course you really should any time you take the pipes off.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 04:30 PM
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Ya I have always been told to replace them every time. Don't risk a leak and damage.
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Gaskets and slip-on clamps, BOTH do not get re-used.

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I agree with all. For the price of replacements not to mention the fact that the have been compressed and formed based the initial torque of factory assembly. You may want to consider the screaming eagle gasket which is a flat profile versus the forgiving tapered stock one. Just be sure to torque the gasket to spec.

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Gaskets and slip-on clamps, BOTH do not get re-used.
The slip on clamps can be reused, though Harley says no. I recently had to swap my slip ons several times trying to find a problem and worried about this, but 4 swaps later they are still sealing up good. I'll replace them in the winter when I gut the cat.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 07:17 PM
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Gaskets and clamps can both get reused. The trick is knowing what to look for. If the gasket isn't distorted or damaged or squashed it will reseal. I reuse them all the time. When they get crappy is when you see the graphite material starting to diminish and more mesh is showing.

Clamps are reusable too. As long as the hourglass shaped block isn't seized on the splines you're fine. If it seizes the nut will tighten but the clamp will still be loose. I just bought 2 today at $7 each. They do get worn and ratty.

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