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Old 06-09-2014, 08:09 PM
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Default Re: muffler gasket blowout

Originally Posted by crassius View Post
I have no problems with these, and don't even bother to replace the studs with stronger ones. When an engine is new, I fire it for a few minutes on the bench, cool it down, fire it again, and so on 4 0r 5 times. During these runs, I do not use the muffler hanger, so that the muffler will shake a bit to compress the gasket nicely.

When this is done, I tighten it and then add the hanger.

Then, like with the motor mounts, I check tightness before each ride for first 40 miles or so, then deliver to customer.
Sounds like you have a good system there and if it aint broke dont fix it....!

I dont always ride WOT, but when I do..I do my best to keep the rubber side down..Ride safely my friends!
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