Primary Gasket???

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by 89 FXRS, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. 89 FXRS

    89 FXRS Active Member

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    There are at least two types of primary gasket material that harley uses - one is the straight fiber and the other is metal sandwiched between fiber - was wondering which one was better, any feedback would be appreciated
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Any time you can get the new improved metal -rubber coated gaskets I would use them, they make a better seal and have better expansion rates IMO
     
  3. Dswartz

    Dswartz Active Member

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    I agree with Jack. Although the metal ones are more expensive they last longer. I have actually been known to reuse them. I have used my current gasket three times and it still doesn't leak.
     
  4. brownfoxx1

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    you might check and see if your primary is flat before you put it together.
    see if it will rock when placed on a piece of glass.