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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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