Muffler removal


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Steve1
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Muffler removal

Postby Steve1 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:48 am



Hi all,

Can anyone help? I have a 2014 GL1800 and have tried to remove the mufflers. I've loosened the clamp bolts and the bolt under the pannier but it does not seem to be moving. Have I missed something?

Thanks
Steve



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Re: Muffler removal

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:31 pm

Where those two clamp (band) bolts are, the muffler splits and wraps around the exhaust tube. This gets stuck on there VERY tight. I will generally use a penetrating oil like PB Blaster and spray it in between those two. Let it sit for a while - I generally start the day before and reapply every few hours.

GL1800 Muffler
GL1800 Muffler


I'll then put a strap wrench around the muffler, right at the very front. Using this wrench, I'll apply torque to the muffler to rotate it, while at the same time pulling it backward. The clamp will generally work/break itself free, and the muffler will come off.

Steve1
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Re: Muffler removal

Postby Steve1 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:47 pm

Many thanks for you reply. So I'm a correct in saying it's just those 3 bolts?

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2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: Muffler removal

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:51 pm

Steve1 wrote:Many thanks for you reply. So I'm a correct in saying it's just those 3 bolts?


Yes, that's all that's holding it on there.




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