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i got a vesrah gasket kit, and it included two copper rings, which are labeled has "exhaust gasket" when i took apart my bike i didnt find gaskets like this anywhere. was i missing them? where do they go? sorry if its a dumb question.
 

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They go between the head pipes and the head. They crush flat when you tighten them down.
 

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Yes, as said above. You may not have noticed them because they have a tendency to stay crushed inside the exhaust port. Make sure you remove the old gasket before installing the new one.
 

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thats what i thought but i didnt know about the crushing flat part, thanks for the quick response
 

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thrilhou said:
Yes, as said above. You may not have noticed them because they have a tendency to stay crushed inside the exhaust port. Make sure you remove the old gasket before installing the new one.
That's true. I almost didn't notice them. It was only the copper gaskets in the kit that made me inspect further. As thrilhou said, they were crushed to the port.
 

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I know it’s an old thread,but i’ll ask here as a follow up to avoid opening a new one..
Basically,a year and a half ago our member Alan F. sent me 2 copper rings (among other stuff) as a gift..well appreciated..so i’m going to change them and while off the bike clean/paint/protect all the exhaust parts,especially the power chaimber as it got rusty..
Questions: first-the rings are flat on one side,and with seam on the other...does the seam face the pipes or the head? Logic implies flat on cyl head but not sure...
Second- is there any point to try to clean inside the chamber and mufflers’ carbon deposits with some sodium hydroxide or something chemical?thanks folks god bless
 
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