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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust Pipe Gasket

After zero tightening of any bolts in 4 yrs finally bit me the other day when my exhaust rattled loose. Caught one of the screws with about 2-3 threads left before it fell out. My problem now is I have tightened everything up and I still have an exhaust leak. Hoping a new gasket will do the trick. Probably will inquire to dealer if I should loc tight them when I put it back together.


If you haven't put a wrench on those two bolts might want to make sure their good a snug.

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After zero tightening of any bolts in 4 yrs finally bit me the other day when my exhaust rattled loose. Caught one of the screws with about 2-3 threads left before it fell out. My problem now is I have tightened everything up and I still have an exhaust leak. Hoping a new gasket will do the trick. Probably will inquire to dealer if I should loc tight them when I put it back together.


If you haven't put a wrench on those two bolts might want to make sure their good a snug.
I carry a 11mm socket just for that,speedwerx makes a nice copper gasket.

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ive had that happen to me,,,,, a new gasket will fixer right up

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I would recommend the speedwerx gasket and locktite the bolts as well. For a permanent fix so you don't have to constantly tighten those bolts I cut my pipe midway between the motor and muffler and welded in a piece of exhaust flex pipe with flanges and I went a year and a half without the bolts even budging.. the problem with the setup is the motor is on rubber mounts to allow for movement but the header and muffler are pretty well fixed.. the flex pipe allows for more movement of the pipe without beating the gasket which results in the bolts backing out. I'll try and get you guys some pics of the setup.. as long as you can run a welder and seal it up this is a very easy and quick fix for this problem and you won't have to worry about checking those header bolts on every ride...

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I would recommend the speedwerx gasket and locktite the bolts as well. For a permanent fix so you don't have to constantly tighten those bolts I cut my pipe midway between the motor and muffler and welded in a piece of exhaust flex pipe with flanges and I went a year and a half without the bolts even budging.. the problem with the setup is the motor is on rubber mounts to allow for movement but the header and muffler are pretty well fixed.. the flex pipe allows for more movement of the pipe without beating the gasket which results in the bolts backing out. I'll try and get you guys some pics of the setup.. as long as you can run a welder and seal it up this is a very easy and quick fix for this problem and you won't have to worry about checking those header bolts on every ride...
My exhaust set's on rubber mounts,plus I used loctite on my bolts.

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My exhaust set's on rubber mounts,plus I used loctite on my bolts.
Yeah my exhaust did as well and I found that even under normal riding the whole system did a lot of moving around which resulted in premature failure of the gasket. the flex pipe really allowed for less flex around where it attaches to the motor itself.

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Yeah my exhaust did as well and I found that even under normal riding the whole system did a lot of moving around which resulted in premature failure of the gasket. the flex pipe really allowed for less flex around where it attaches to the motor itself.
Yea I noticed my rubber mounts on my exhaust are leaning forward towards motor,so there must be a lot of movement.I have the speedwerx gasket also.

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where are you guys finding replacement bolts n nuts for our rigs ..
to bad we don't have a outlet where you can buy factory style/type nuts n bolts so we can have a ditty kit for the take me along spare parts guys

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I already bought a oem gasket and have yet to install it. Im going to Loctite them when I put it together. If it happens again I will go with some of the options above. thanks for all the feedback

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check this setup I found on my local craigslist. Says added muffler for quiet operation

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