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Author Topic: exhaust won't budge an inch!  (Read 55 times)

wildbill

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exhaust won't budge an inch!
« on: Today at 02:10:10 AM »
thought i'd fit the efi muffler. no big deal as I've done it to 3 other bikes...... all pretty easy. not this time. this one will not move at all.
even cut a couple of slits in the front of the pipe then wedged then open and saturated with wd40.
waited 10 minutes - nothing. moved it up down and sideways. almost if it is sealed from inside the join where both parts meet.
not too keen on using a cutting disc so it might be a hacksaw job.
never encountered this problem before. sometimes they are a bit tight but this one absolutely impossible to move.
actually just like that friggin nut on the horn holding it to the frame. i even tried a 5lb hammer to hit the mounts to get a bit of a movement ???  nothing
what pisses you off is the parts you want tight as loose and the parts you want off are friggin too tight....lol
anyway that hacksaw idea is looking pretty good to me.

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Re: exhaust won't budge an inch!
« Reply #1 on: Today at 02:23:36 AM »
I've always liked the philosophy "use a bigger hammer".  ;D
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Re: exhaust won't budge an inch!
« Reply #2 on: Today at 02:32:13 AM »
An exhaust shop would typically use a small hand-held air hammer with a cutting chisel bit, and cut one of those slits lengthwise down the pipe, and then peel it off.
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Re: exhaust won't budge an inch!
« Reply #3 on: Today at 02:32:55 AM »
Wow, they really worked on that joint lol. Get someone to hold the header pipe and you try pulling the exhaust pipe backwards in a left/right twisting motion.

Or use a blunt chisel type thing where you made the slits and strike it outwards with a hammer, preferably while someone is holding the header pipe lol.

Or what ace.cafe said.

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Re: exhaust won't budge an inch!
« Reply #4 on: Today at 04:42:59 AM »
 If possibly ruining the finish on the stock silencer doesn't matter to you... Put a pipe wrench on the inlet of the silencer , and turn in up and down to fee it up. See if you can wiggle off that way. You can also use a large hammer and whack the pipe wrench on it's side.

  Dumb question..... all the fasteners are removed, right ?
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Re: exhaust won't budge an inch!
« Reply #5 on: Today at 05:29:27 AM »
thanks all. finally got the standard job off - slightly damaged but still the same ...off! :)
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