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The OEM air filter uses a removeable rubber gasket (to be transferred to the new air filter element when changing out). Using a K&N Air Filter.........this gasket is not required (right??) since the K&N Unit uses a rubber element structure (not hard plastic like OEM) and this structure serves the purpose of the gasket......correct?? I see no way of installing the old rubber gasket onto the K&N element structure..........
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I do not use a gasket on both my 1st Gen bikes.
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Yes, that's correct. The K&N doesn't use a gasket. That rubbery cast urethane stuff is pretty darn tough and doesn't seem to take a "set", so this generally works OK. Examine the edges of the filter for signs of damage or dirt entry whenever you're in there.
 

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Thanks Guys...…….I installed the other night w/o a gasket.
Highwayman......there is a rubber one-piece gasket that fits onto the bottom of the filter element...….I believe to be re-used everytime the filter is changed out. I think it is shown on the microfiche diagrams...…..
 

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Thanks Guys...…….I installed the other night w/o a gasket.
Highwayman......there is a rubber one-piece gasket that fits onto the bottom of the filter element...….I believe to be re-used everytime the filter is changed out. I think it is shown on the microfiche diagrams...…..
I see it on the parts page but I don’t remember seeing one when I changed the filter.


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