Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Westford, Massachusetts
Where did you get the gaskets? I've only used Honda genuine, and there's overlap of the copper sheath on one side, no fiber showing.
Probably doesn't matter much, but I would put the fiber gap toward the cylinder head, the recessed head bore provides a larger "target" for the gap, and the gasket is centered in the head bore. The pipe is a little bit "sloppy" in the head bore, so you won't chance the pipe face "missing" the slight gap in the gasket.
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