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    1997 Kawi 1100 STX Exhaust Pipe Gaskets

    First, thanks Steve for giving my wife some assistance yesterday. She got the task accomplished with your assistance.

    I was just getting ready to assemble the Exhaust Pipe to the Exhaust Manifold and now that my wife has become a Kawi mechanic she pointed out that instructions set forth in the Kawi Service Manual state to insure that the "UP" Mark on the EM gaskets face upward.

    We did not see an UP Mark but noticed that the drain holes are clearly different when I flip the gasket, so that makes clear the gaskets must be installed correctly.

    On my gaskets there is a small recessed cavity (swimming pool) on one side that goes the diameter of the gasket and on the opposite side is a hump, mound, whatever, the opposite of the cavity.

    I shall presume whoever made the gasket used those two features to express the UP side of the gasket?

    Does anyone know which side of the gasket is up, the cavity (swimming pool) or the hump?

    There may lie the reason after I cleaned out the exhaust manifold and T on the bottom of the EM that I did not remedy the overheating last week, before I tore it down again?

    I would like to get the family out to the River by Saturday, so any help will be greatly appreciated

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    Sorry, I don't know. The OEM gaskets are definitely labelled 'UP', I guess yours is aftermarket.

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