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after my exhaust installation, I gave it a quick visual check and found the new ehxaust seal rings(P/N64971-09) are still visable. I torqued the exhaust flange nuts according to harly manual. It just don't look right to me so please give me some advises and opinions. Thanks a lot.

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Small space between head and clamping flange is normal, I dare say correct because if you crushed it completely you would not know if it was under the right amount of compression.
 

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I looked at the exhaust flange on my vrod's and there is no gasket showing on any of them. If I remember right there there is a flat side and a bevel or rounded side. The gasket should fit flat against the head. I don't think you pushed the gasket/seal into the head. What side did you put the retainer ring on, inside or outside? Hope I didn't screw you up worse.
 

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Keep in mind that you have to keep space for thermal expansion. If you followed instruction, I wouldn't worry about it unless you have exhaust leak.
 

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thanks guys for your info!!
I don't wanna to start the bike now since it's in winter storage with new oil in the engine. I will go to dealer's showroom tomorrow and take a close look and probably ask one of the tech over there!!merry xmas and happy new year to all!!
 

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You should not see those gaskets. Probably installed incorrectly. When installing them the flat side goes against the cyl head and should not protrude out past the exhaust port. Buy a new set of seals and try again making sure the beveled edge is toward the pipe.

They are a tight fit and you have to play with them a bit to get them in the hole but they will go. Also make sure you have the correct part number for your bike. Double check this. If you ask a dealer for exhaust gaskets for a V-Rod with out model specifics you may get the wrong ones. There is more than one type for the V-Rod.
 
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