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Which Gaskets - generally speaking
« on: February 12, 2020, 06:42:06 PM »

I really couldn't find any threads where this has been talked about.....what is the consensus when it comes to replacement gaskets?  Stick with H-D or go aftermarket?  if aftermarket, what brands/suppliers are recommended?   I'm talking about outer/inner primary cover, transmission, timing cover, rockers, etc.     



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Re: Which Gaskets - generally speaking
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 06:58:22 PM »

its actually a good question. ...

i have no idea, and i know in '07 '08 there was lots of problems with head and base gaskets that has seemingly gone away. no real idea what changed
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Re: Which Gaskets - generally speaking
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 07:33:19 PM »

You’ll probably get lots of opinions (Cometic and S&S seem to be very popular) but I have always stuck with H-D gaskets, mainly due to the convenience of having a dealership near my work, and I have never had any problems.
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Re: Which Gaskets - generally speaking
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 09:11:56 PM »

We always use Cometic.

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Re: Which Gaskets - generally speaking
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 07:55:15 PM »

FWIW. The Cometic water cooled head gaskets can also be used on the NON-WATERCOOLED engines with no problems.
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Re: Which Gaskets - generally speaking
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 09:09:02 AM »

Any thoughts on James gaskets?   

Also, anyone have any inside track on who is the gasket supplier to H-D?     
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Re: Which Gaskets - generally speaking
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 01:27:56 PM »

We use Cometic and sometimes James.  Only Harley gasket used is upper and lower rocker box gaskets.
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Re: Which Gaskets - generally speaking
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 03:01:13 PM »

I always use either Harley or Cometic.

James is good also.
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Re: Which Gaskets - generally speaking
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2020, 10:34:48 PM »

We use Cometic and sometimes James.  Only Harley gasket used is upper and lower rocker box gaskets.

Agree. I've had cometic rocker cover gaskets not work so well. harley only for the rockers. I don't use James much. Cometic or Harley for me. For head gaskets Cometic MLS.
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Re: Which Gaskets - generally speaking
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2020, 02:30:22 PM »

You end up using a mix of everything if you do enough engine combinations

Cyco head gaskets get mixed in often
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