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Exhaust sealant

Postby Kiwi961 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:54 pm

Hi All,
i noticed yesterday when I had the bike running that there is leakage from where the de-cat pipe clamps onto the header pipes (you can feel it chuffing forwards out of the join) and also where the cone section attaches to the de-cat pipe. Would it be a good idea to put some exhaust sealant in there before I tighten the clamps up? Does anyone else do this or should i just try to reposition the clamps more effectively and tighten them more?
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Re: Exhaust sealant

Postby contours » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:49 am

Very good question. Mine does the same and I didn't think I could address it until you asked the question. If you try the sealant let us know how it works out, please.
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Re: Exhaust sealant

Postby Britfan60 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:33 am

No problems to report with the South Bays. Anybody remember the name of the company that made the pipes for SBN? I wonder if they do custom works or would duplicate those pipes upon request for a customer.
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Re: Exhaust sealant

Postby BritTwit » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:11 am

Britfan60 wrote:No problems to report with the South Bays. Anybody remember the name of the company that made the pipes for SBN? I wonder if they do custom works or would duplicate those pipes upon request for a customer.


I believe Cone Engineering made the exhausts for SBN.
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Re: Exhaust sealant

Postby BritTwit » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:21 am

BritTwit wrote:
I believe Cone Engineering made the exhausts for SBN.


I think this is their site:

http://www.coneeng.com/exhaust_system_kits.html
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Re: Exhaust sealant

Postby Kiwi961 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:54 pm

Took the pipes and the de-cat pipe off, applied some manifold sealant, reclamped them back together. Started her up. All good, no more leaks :D
I have on order:
Crankcase breather kit
Progrips
Bosch ignition coil
New plug wires
Camshaft sensor
Head temperature sensor
Irridium plugs
New mirrors.

Looking forward to getting those on and going for a ride
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