In this blog on superbikes, we focus on British World Superbike champion Tom Sykes who won his second race at Donnington Park in late May and the role that the exhaust gasket plays in helping him, and other riders, achieve their racing excellence.
If these prestige superbikes are to perform to the maximum, it’s not just shims and washers that need to be in tip top shape. They also rely on their exhaust gasket to get them round the track – and at Stephens Gaskets we supply niche exhaust gaskets for the motor sport industry.
In the majority of superbikes, the exhaust gasket is manufactured from steel or copper and are also often chrome plated. It’s really important for engineers working on superbikes like those of Tom Sykes to ensure the exhaust gasket is not left to degrade. This can lead to noxious gases leaking and also possible blow outs, which can cause irreparable damage to the engine and can be dangerous for the rider.
Exhaust Gasket, where else are they important?
Along with superbikes, the exhaust gasket is extremely important in cars where they ensure exhaust fumes don’t escape into the interior of the vehicle. This can be dangerous for the people travelling inside and, likewise, can be bad for the environment. Without a decent gasket bikes and cars are simply not roadworthy. So it’s also a good idea to keep these maintained for long usage.
At Stephens Gaskets, we supply gaskets of the highest niche quality. Our gaskets are in a wide range of gauges and sizes. These largely comprise several different sections with the head gasket generally made of steel.
Customers often ask us for details of our gaskets and we tell them that, as with shims and washers, gaskets are made to fill the gap between two metallic surfaces. As with most engineered products, there are often areas not properly sealed, so our gaskets ensure those products, bikes, cars, heavy plant etc, work well.
Stephens Gaskets can supply all types of gaskets – and these gaskets come in various shapes and dimensions. As a Midlands-based company we’re slap bang in the centre of the UK and supply to customers across the country.
For more information, please contact us on 0121 544 5808.
You might also like to read our previous blog post on cork washer uses and how they take the bounce out of everyday things such as our white goods!