I have a question for everyone who has done full system header installations. In the past on other bikes, I always installed a NEW gasket between the cylinder head and the header pipe. I felt like it was a good idea to possibly prevent having to take the whole thing apart again and fix a gas leak up there (especially on this bike where the fit is pretty tight).
I have noticed that along with NO REAL DIRECTIONS, these new full systems do not come with new gaskets. I ordered some new gaskets for the ZX10 (@ $5.00 each x 4), and now have them available to install when I do my header installation.
Did any of you guys do this? If so or if not, why? If you did, how difficult was it to remove the old gaskets. They are a copper sandwich type ring that fits on the face of the header pipe.
Thanks in advance for your opinions...
2012 black ZX10R, Targa F/E, Graves Ti slip-on & Ivan's wire mod.