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Quick and easy question, title said it all.

Brand new 2013 vulcan classic 900, ordered V&H pipes. Do I really need to replace the gaskets like everyone says when you add aftermarket exhaust?

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Each pipe is made just a little different. For a couple bucks per, why not change them? To not change them and find out that you should have can delay the excitement of the first ride with the pipes.
 

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+1 on changing the gaskets. Even though your bike is new, the gaskets have been compressed and you would run the risk of a leak reusing.
 

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Each pipe is made just a little different. For a couple bucks per, why not change them? To not change them and find out that you should have can delay the excitement of the first ride with the pipes.
Consensus leans towards replacing them. Better to be safe then sorry. That's what I like about this forum...keeps me from being complacent.
 

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IMHO for a few dollars (I think it was less than $10.00) I changed mine when I put my pipes on.
 

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If you don't use new gaskets and u have a problem, the first thing folk will ask u is "did u use new gaskets?" Better now than later.


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agreed...cost is very minimal $8 and some change.
 

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I have the V&H Twin slashed. Preventative maintenance, I spent $8 dollars on new gaskets. You should too.
 

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Gaskets were flawless so I didn't replace them.

Why new pipes? For sound and performance. And I guess looks too...

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I have a BAK and fuel pak on the way so we will see how much of a difference the pipes really make!

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I search around for the best price...

Motorcycle superstore
West End motorsports
Mean cycles
Phat performance parts
Dennis kirk

The options are endless really. All it takes is a google search.

Both run around $250-$275 each.

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I didn't replace mine too. But I had leak from the front header so I readjusted the pipe & now there's minimum leak. What are the risks I'm facing for leaving it as it is now? Is adding another gasket would solve it? Cause I read somewhere having 2 gaskets in one header might solve the leakage issue...
 
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