While the exhaust gaskets may not be the most notable part of your motorcycle, they still play an important part. What do they do? They help to seal the engine headers, preventing leaks and ensuring peak performance. By helping to direct the spent engine gaskets out of the engine and through the exhaust system, your exhaust gaskets also help to stave off engine damage.
Exhaust gaskets are typically made from either metal or temperature-tolerant fiber, the better to withstand the extreme heat produced when the engine is running. They're placed between the engine head's exhaust port and the pipe running out of your motor, sealing that connection and forming the snug, secure fit you need when pairing metal surfaces to each other. That helps keep everything flowing properly while also ensuring correct bolt torquing.
How to Spot Faulty Exhaust Gaskets
Sadly, exhaust gaskets can wear out over time. Not only does that release harmful gases into the atmosphere, but it can also endanger your motorcycle's engine. Signs of failure include:
Genuine BMW Motorrad Exhaust Gaskets Perform Best
Don't take chances. Buying the right replacement exhaust gasket for your motorcycle is a smart way to continue enjoying your rides without concern. The ones we sell here in our online parts store were designed by your manufacturer specifically for your bike, ensuring the protective seal that you want. Search by model and model year to find yours, then complete your order. Once you’re done, we'll get right to work on getting your order shipped straight to your front door!
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