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Old 10-01-2010, 08:47 AM   #1
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I just replaced the gasket for my stock exhaust on my 03 636 a few weeks ago and it held up until this morning... it is again slipping off at the junction between the header and mid pipe . I met a rider on a SWC ride who said he got his exhaust from Autozone for like $20 and all he had to do was paint it black to match his bike and he has had no problems with it. The exhaust looked pretty good on the bike and sounded nice also. My question is has anyone had any experience with an exhaust like this? it wasn't a full sized slip on but a shorty that ended pointing outward right about where the rear set sits. Been searching google for a pic to reference but havn't come across an accurate picture yet.
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so, the gasket between the header and midpipe keeps giving you problems... but you want to know about swapping to a different can?
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remove gasket, coat with red hi-temp silicone, let it "skin" over.. bolt back together and leave over night.
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/\ what he said /\

(what do you think gm did with all the leaky exhaust manifolds)
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I never intended on keeping the stock can but finances are not in the right state to get a new one at the moment so a temp fix would be nice. Apparently Kawi makes their stock exhaust quite a bit larger than the header so it doesn't fit flush it would take a of a lot of silicone to make it stick.
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Use the silly putty in addition to your stock gasket...

You might also look into the tailpipe expander that Autozone loans, and try and expand the collector slightly to make a tighter fit. Don't go crazy with and split it tho.
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so silicone the gasket? should I also silicone the header?
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Hmm, I do not have a gasket and never had. Just clamps. Oh well. I guess if I do not have one I do not need one.
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My question since I am going to be going from the stock to this will I have to get my system remapped?
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