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Hi this is my first post and I’m completely new to this forum, I was hoping by joining I could get some valuable info and advice... I have a question about my scorpion serket taper exhaust, it’s says on the fitting instructions that to remove standard gaskets if fitted, it seems to me this is a little bit weird to do I.e no copper gasket between the header and down pipes? What’s your oppinion and previous experience with it if you have fitted yours yourselves? Kind regards Luke.
 

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Hi this is my first post and I’m completely new to this forum, I was hoping by joining I could get some valuable info and advice... I have a question about my scorpion serket taper exhaust, it’s says on the fitting instructions that to remove standard gaskets if fitted, it seems to me this is a little bit weird to do I.e no copper gasket between the header and down pipes? What’s your oppinion and previous experience with it if you have fitted yours yourselves? Kind regards Luke.
I don't remember the instructions mentioning not to fit Gaskets - I certainly did when I installed my Serket Taper (re-used the originals as the bike was fairly new) and had no issues at that junction.
Probably best to call Scorpion to confirm though (they offer technical advice over the phone).
Do note, when installing Gaskets, that they are designed to be installed in a particular orientation (if you look carefully, you should see that one side of the Gasket is flat and the other very slightly curved).
 

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I don't remember the instructions mentioning not to fit Gaskets - I certainly did when I installed my Serket Taper (re-used the originals as the bike was fairly new) and had no issues at that junction.
Probably best to call Scorpion to confirm though (they offer technical advice over the phone).
Do note, when installing Gaskets, that they are designed to be installed in a particular orientation (if you look carefully, you should see that one side of the Gasket is flat and the other very slightly curved).
Hey nightic, did you keep the gaskets in place for the installation of your SC Project pipe as well?

I installed my pipe at the weekend, but I'm concerned something isn't quite right at the moment. I haven't switched the ignition on since so it's all good. Just curious what your experience was like?
 

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Hey nightic, did you keep the gaskets in place for the installation of your SC Project pipe as well?

I installed my pipe at the weekend, but I'm concerned something isn't quite right at the moment. I haven't switched the ignition on since so it's all good. Just curious what your experience was like?
Yep, the originals were still in very good condition so I did not need to replace them (although I bought spares just in case).

As far as I know, you absolutely should not be running without gaskets. Without, you risk a leak in this area (not sure if lacking them could be repsonsible for any other issues though).

For reference, I carefully test all junctions for leaks after installation, by using a feather (careful not to touch the pipes, as it will burn).
It was using this method that I could diagnose that the Scorpion had a small issue at the joint between the downpipes and the mid-section (imperfect fit), which was easily remedied with some high-temperature (Red) Silicone.


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Yep, the originals were still in very good condition so I did not need to replace them (although I bought spares just in case).

As far as I know, you absolutely should not be running without gaskets. Without, you risk a leak in this area (not sure if lacking them could be repsonsible for any other issues though).

For reference, I carefully test all junctions for leaks after installation, by using a feather (careful not to touch the pipes, as it will burn).
It was using this method that I could diagnose that the Scorpion had a small issue at the joint between the downpipes and the mid-section (imperfect fit), which was easily remedied with some high-temperature (Red) Silicone.


HTH
Perfect, I replaced mine with new gaskets. Like you say, you should absolutely not be running without them!
 

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I don't remember the instructions mentioning not to fit Gaskets - I certainly did when I installed my Serket Taper (re-used the originals as the bike was fairly new) and had no issues at that junction.
Probably best to call Scorpion to confirm though (they offer technical advice over the phone).
Do note, when installing Gaskets, that they are designed to be installed in a particular orientation (if you look carefully, you should see that one side of the Gasket is flat and the other very slightly curved).
Both my gaskets flopped to the ground when I removed the stock exhaust and did not notice their orientation. Does the flat side fit against the manifold or header? Thanks!
 
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