Stubborn exhaust


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SteveK5257
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Stubborn exhaust

Postby SteveK5257 » Sat May 16, 2015 7:23 pm



While getting read to pull the engine out of my 1982 GL1100, I dropped the original exhaust pipes under the bike. I removed the clamp that holds the right and left pipes together but am unable to separate them. I'm I missing something or are they just stuck from time.

Any tips would be welcome as I can't get them out of the way to position the floor jack to remove the engine
Thanks



robertdawber
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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Interstate

Re: Stubborn exhaust

Postby robertdawber » Sat May 16, 2015 8:43 pm

Stuck over time.
I forget how I managed it. But I got it out and then off.

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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: Stubborn exhaust

Postby RBGERSON » Sun May 17, 2015 8:23 am

Spray with solvent, have one person hold one side while you turn and wiggle the other.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

robertdawber
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Re: Stubborn exhaust

Postby robertdawber » Sun May 17, 2015 11:55 am

I know I used solvent too. I am thinking I managed to get it past the center stand and off first though. Good luck though!

SteveK5257
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Re: Stubborn exhaust

Postby SteveK5257 » Sun May 17, 2015 2:25 pm

Thanks for the feed back. Getting it past the center stand would definitely open options. I've sprayed with penetrating oil and left it a couple of times and tapped it with a mallet.

SteveK5257
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Re: Stubborn exhaust

Postby SteveK5257 » Sun May 17, 2015 8:27 pm

Exhaust is separated. Now on to the drive shaft circlip!

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Re: Stubborn exhaust

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 18, 2015 12:42 pm

Exhaust pieces do tend to "weld" themselves together over time. Lots of penetrating oil and sharp raps will usually do it, and if not, heating one piece and cooling the other tend to help - if one piece slides inside the other, you heat the outer piece and apply ice or cooling spray to the inside piece. This makes the outer piece expand and the inner piece contract, and can help break them free of one another. Same goes for old rusted/jammed nuts, bolts, etc.




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