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I am replacing the muffler tonight on my '84 Aspencade. The shop just called to tell me that the exhaust pipe-to-muffler gaskets have arrived.

Any words of wisdom on the subject?
 

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If the shop is talking about the gaskets that fill the joint gap from the header pipes to the mufflers, they are carbon / graphite sleevesthat the header pipes slide into and the mufflers slide over... These sleeves take up the space between the two sections and seal them so there are no exhaust fumes or noise at the joints.. It's common practice to replace them when swapping mufflers on the GL1200's for a safe, tight fit.
 

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Those are, in fact, the gaskets I ordered. It was a fair assumption that the old gaskets could not be reused.
 

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mjpliv, if I'm not too late, here's a tip; make sure that everything is very loose before sliding the muffler over the new gaskets. Those gaskets are extremely fragile and will break easily. If you can, have a helper handy and use a jack to take the weight off the muffler as they are very heavy.

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