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i need to replace my exhaust gaskets (the ones that go into the head) what do i need,as there are 2 types on ebay,copper and like an asbestos one
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The asbestos ones are the ones I use.
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Personal choice I suppose .. Just make sure fitment spec on add states your model and year... The fibre type washers seem to come in 2 sizes. A deep one and a shallower one but both need a bit of a tap to get them home from you tube vids i'v watched ...

Try Wemoto or hog parts here in UK..
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Get the Screamin Eagle ones from the dealer, if you can. Much easier to get in & sealed properly, IMHO. The stock bits are a PITA.
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Asbestos; what's the worse that could happen!

Neither the stock ones nor the SEs are copper or asbestos, so I'm not sure what you're looking at.

I always use the SE ones, # 17048-98 (this is a set of two).
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get the screamin eagle ones from the dealer, if you can. Much easier to get in & sealed properly, imho. The stock bits are a pita.
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These work very well
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I agree with George, those copper ones are really easy to install and seal extremely well, and squish intrusion into the exhaust gas flow is eliminated.
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