Exhaust gasket removal/replacement


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jimbest
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Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100

Exhaust gasket removal/replacement

Postby jimbest » Mon May 10, 2010 11:04 pm



Can someone tell me how to dig out the old exhaust gaskets out of the heads for replacement on a GL1100



colemadad
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Re: Exhaust gasket removal/replacement

Postby colemadad » Tue May 11, 2010 8:22 am

I haven't removed them from my Interstate yet, but if you mean the copper/brass crush gaskets I've removed them form other bikes by carefully prying with a screw drive or a pick of some sort. Never had any problems - carefully is the key word.

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thrasherg
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Re: Exhaust gasket removal/replacement

Postby thrasherg » Tue May 11, 2010 9:09 am

I use the same technique as colemadad, the larger the end of the screwdriver (meaning wider) the less damage you might do to the exhaust tract, but just carefully pry them out, then remove any loose carbon. Put a small amount of grease on the new one and put it back in, the grease holds it in place until you get the exhaust on..

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jimbest
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Re: Exhaust gasket removal/replacement

Postby jimbest » Tue May 11, 2010 12:02 pm

Thank you...I will try that one.

rartmayer
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Re: Exhaust gasket removal/replacement

Postby rartmayer » Tue May 11, 2010 12:16 pm

I have had the same success with the screwdriver. To hold them in place while re-installing the exhaust, i just very slightly make them oval and they stay in just fine.




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