Slip-on exhaust question

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treydouglass
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Slip-on exhaust question

Post by treydouglass » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:56 am

I just bought a Big Gun exhaust for my 2008 XR650L. When I went to remove the OEM exhaust, there appeared to be a ring or gasket (I am not a mechanic, probably calling it the wrong name...) that stayed on the midpipe section when I pulled the OEM exhaust off. The problem - the Big Gun exhaust does not slip-on all the way over this gasket thing. I can't get the gasket off either, to get it out of the way, it is on the midpipe really tight. Without the Big Gun sliding on all the way, I am about 1" from where the screws need to go in to secure it to the frame of the bike. Am I missing something? Is there an easy work-around for this? Thank you!

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4Strokes
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Re: Slip-on exhaust question

Post by 4Strokes » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:37 am

Hi, a picture in this case may help.;)

treydouglass
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Re: Slip-on exhaust question

Post by treydouglass » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:16 am

Definitely - I'll post one when I get home tonight, thanks.

JoeRC51
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Re: Slip-on exhaust question

Post by JoeRC51 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:58 pm

Split the seal down the side with a Dremel tool.

treydouglass
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Re: Slip-on exhaust question

Post by treydouglass » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:07 am

Thanks Joe, I hadn't thought of that, but it sounds like it might work. I am attaching pics so you can see what I'm talking about - you can see in that last pic that the screw holes aren't lining up with the frame of the bike. In the first couple pics you can see the seal/gasket thing that is in the way, preventing the exhaust from slipping all the way onto the mid-pipe. Please let me know if you have any other thoughts/suggestions. Thanks!
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JoeRC51
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Re: Slip-on exhaust question

Post by JoeRC51 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:23 am

Put some high temp silicone on there when you slip the joint together.

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