Exhaust issue


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Exhaust issue

Postby Breakdancer » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:28 pm



After 1/2 a day of saying not so nice of words at my exhaust, I can not get them loose of the collectors. I want to change my rear wheel and also a little maintenance while I'm there, but I'm at an impasse. What is the secret guys?? I hosed it down with PB Blaster and am using a strap wrench. I'm just short of heating up the exhaust in line of the axle, and pounding a new dent in it to slide the axle out. :evil: Maybe I could loosen more of the exhaust and lower everything?? Thanks in advance for any replies.

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Re: Exhaust issue

Postby Breakdancer » Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:30 pm

Okay, ignore previous post. I got it... but it wasn't pretty. I would still like to know a better method (maybe the correct method), though so as that I don't trash the collector.

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Re: Exhaust issue

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:56 pm

remove it a little more often ? Every time I have my rear tire replaced, my mechanic removes the pipes. . . . not sure it is needed or if he does it to keep it "loose" so to speak for possible future work on the bike.
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Re: Exhaust issue

Postby FM-USA » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:32 am

On all my bikes I rotated the muffler clockwise a couple times then counterclockwise. After several back & forth of this, this opens/loosens where the collector clamps were.
After the initial removal I don't crank down on the clams bolts, only enough to keep the muffler snug. The single rear hangar bolt keeps the muffler from coming out. After a few hundred miles, at idle, use your hand to feel for escaping exhaust at those clamps.
Got smoke, like smoldering paper, use that to see if it's leaking.
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Re: Exhaust issue

Postby Fiberthree » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:49 am

I thought after you unbolted the muffler from under the saddle bag you were supposed to remove the lower shock bolts, move the shocks away from the swing arm, raise the arm a bit to clear the muffler and then slide the axle out. Did I miss something in the owners manual?
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Re: Exhaust issue

Postby Breakdancer » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:10 pm

I was going off the "How to remove and replace your rear wheel" in the DIY section. Step 22 is to rotate the mufflers to give a straight shot for removing the axle. I've only had this bike 4 years and the first set of tires I had a Honda dealership do them. I figured with all the GREAT advice (and I mean that in the most sincere way), that I would take a poke at it myself. I'm not sure if the dealership ever had them broke loose or not.??.. Anyways right, wrong or otherwise, after removing the rear support bolt from the frame I gently pried the muffler down a smidgen to clear the axle. So far so good. Man I really love the pics. in the step by step. Invaluable for me. If your reading this WindAdmin, two thumbs up and a high five!! :D


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