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Ok. Finally got back to TN and my Jackpot yesterday. I talked to Big City Thunder and ordered my baffles. After pulling the pipes completely off I noticed that i didn't see any exhaust gaskets. At first i thought there just wasn't any and then common sense struck me and knew that there had to be. So my question is it necessary to remove gaskets, clean them up, then use some sort of gasket sealer when i'm ready to put the pipes back on? OR am i comletely wrong and i can leave the gaskets as is and just tighten down the pipes when i get my baffles in. I am assuming the ladder is the wrong choice but never hurts to ask. 07 JP with vic swept pipes.

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You probably have the hard gasket which are crap. Have a good look in there you'll see them. Goto the vic dealer and pickup some of the older style the are designed to crush and seal way better. You can pick em up online from Lloyds or any of the other vendors should have em. Maybe dealer might be cheaper.

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You need to find the old ones and take them out... then you need to install new ones. The 'crush' gasket is only good for ONE crush. do not use sealer or anything even remotely similar.

Once the pipes go through a couple of heat cycles, re-torque the header connections. You may need to do this 2 or 3 times until the gaskets crush all the way down. Take it easy they only get like 18 ft-lbs.

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Go to the auto parts store and get two Felpro gaskets p/n 60569 $3.99 each.
Take flat blade screwdriver and run around gasket area just to scrap out old carbon. Don't get carried away just a medium scraping and no gouging.
Put some anti seize on studs and nuts. Not need for any gasket sealer

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Thanks for the responses. Hopefully my baffles will be here tomorrow.

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ok so i found the gaskets and as u can see there is some gasket sealer on them. the orange rubber crap all over them. hence the reason i asked about the sealer. It took a minute to clean that stuff off but im off to get the gaskets now.
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They go in dry, those are hard crappy ones. They leak they suck, you'll waste time tightening them over and over. Get the pre 2003 oem gaskets which are what Lloyds and all the others sell. Just shop by price, I picked up 60569 Felpro today to try, 3.50 each.

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Ok. I know this has been touched on many times but I figured i would give my two cents anyway. I finished installing the baffles and my JP sounds SO much better!!! I had my baffles out before and my bike sounded like crap. I don't know about other peoples but mine sounded like crap on decel. Like a semi engine braking. If you like attention then have at it. Maybe it's just the swept pipes. Kudos to big city. I would not recommend taking the pipes off if you don't have to. I ony did it so I could clean up areas that i couldn't get to before. It wasn't necessarily hard to put back together but outer chrome piece was just annoying. It was hard getting to the bolts to tighten them back down. Forget about a torque wrench. there was only enough room for an open end wrench so everything was hand tightened. Hopefully no leaks but i'm sure i will figure that out tomorrow when there's no rain. As much as i like the swepts now i cant wait to get rid of them. On a side note though, I haven't started my bike since November and my baby fired right up. No battery tender needed.

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