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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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a question for those with Hogslayers...

My bird's at the dealership. I'm having the header pipes and my new hogslayers ceramic coated black. Service guy called me saying that they need to order 4 gaskets (2 small and 2 larger ones) to replace the ones between the header pipes and the new hogs. He said that they are wire mesh and when they removed them to take off the stock exhaust, they became frayed and will look like sh*t if they re-use them. He said the hogs didn't come with new header gaskets (I didn't look in the box as they were delivered direct to the dealer) Now I wait for the new gaskets to come in. Does this sound right? I did my homework on the Hogslayers ( I thought) and didn't see this one coming...
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I watched the install video provided by BC and it says to, "carefully remove the pipes from the CAT as the gaskets will be re-used". That tells me no gaskets are provided with the hogslayers and they expect you to be able to use what's there.
Perhaps your pipes didn't come off as cleanly as they're supposed to.
I'm thinking of getting the hogslayers myself and will look forward to hearing how this works out and how long the delay will be. I guess one solution is to order gaskets up front so they're on hand when you install.
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Cars or motorcycles I've never had pipes come with gaskets.
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Yes I watched the install video a few times too and just thought (as mentioned in the video) that the stock gaskets could be re-used. Better to have new ones I suppose. Hopefully they don't take too long to arrive. Pre-ordering your gaskets definitely seems like a good idea now...OGB I'll let you know how long it takes for them to arrive. Cheers!
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Agreed - however they are apparently needed for this install and BC does provide heat shields, clamps etc. which are also "extras". Apparently in BC's experience the gaskets remain intact and can be re-used without problems. In this case the dealer implies the gaskets are serviceable but cometically unacceptable.
I wonder if the tech doing the work was not aware that care was required to retain the gaskets, and there was an "O#$%" moment and frantic digging in the trash heap when he/she realized they were needed?!
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Mine didn't come with extra gaskets. I was able to re-use the existing with no problems at all. Perhaps a gorilla handed tech worked on yours. Like a lot of things on bikes, you have to be careful when taking things off as to not "f" something up.

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and I wait...and I wait...for these freakin' gaskets to arrive... The kicker is the service dept. told the ceramic coating company that there's no rush because of the wait on the gaskets! I found this out when I called for an ETA on the ceramic coating job! I asked the guys at the ceramic coating company to please get that done asap. (originally I had it all worked out to be completely done and back on the bike in a few days) I'm really looking forward to getting my 'bird back...When I do I'll tell you how I really feel...
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I agree with the other Daryl above. I installed my own Hogslayers and had no trouble sliding the old pipes out and the new ones in. The video was very clear on how to be careful taking the CAT box out. I would be very frank with your dealer - if THEY messed up YOUR gaskets then it is on THEM to get YOU new gaskets. Let the service manager yell at the tech that made the mistake and then the next Tbird in will get done right the first time. Don't let them charge you for it - if they made a mistake it's on them - you should in no way have to pay for their mistake - it's part of the price of doing business and they should understand that.

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if they have removed your header pipes you must have new gaskets of them where they meet the head, they are a crush type so one the headers have been removed they will leak i re fitted, as for the other two at the other end they can breakup when removed, i had to replace mine when i changed them .

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When I removed my pipes, the gaskets stayed stuck with the silencers. Without some kind of puller or tool, its almost impossible to get them out of the pipes without destroying them.

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