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Old 04-28-2011, 04:32 PM   #1
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Akra Headers issue: Help

Whats up MH,

had this Akra Ti exhaust for several months now.

removed to install some gaskets because i was noticing a small leak.

after i removed the headers, the sleeves popped off and stayed in the head(engine) this didnt happen to me with my OEM headers, or when I have removed the Akra in the past.

so to say the least im a little concerned about the functionality of the unit now.

i just dont know if its something that is wrong or if its supposed to do that etc.
ne body knowledgeable please shoot me some advice. thanks.

here is a link to the thread I posted on 600rr.net(its the main site i use)

http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=230414

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Old 04-28-2011, 11:01 PM   #2
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bump for latenight help
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:07 PM   #3
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wish i knew ... never jacked with bike headers....
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:20 PM   #4
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the akra header pipes basically compression fit into the sleeves, the sleeves fit into the head with the copper gaskets. IIRC

no biggie that the sleeves stayed in the head. just pull them out.
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:27 PM   #5
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really threw me for a loop when they came out cuz im thinking wtf,
if i can just pull them out then wtf is holding them in there to begin with ya know.
get back to work on it tomorrow and try to get the sleeves back out...
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:31 PM   #6
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I used to be an ak fan, but I recently had to remove a titanium full system $$$ from my bike because the joints in the headers just started leaking and rattling.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:51 AM   #7
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Shouldnt be a problem. Give them a light tap with a brass hammer or something and they should come out. Clean everything up with some Scotch Brite and put it all back together with your new gaskets. Make sure all your springs are still keeping good tension. Its pretty much like compression fittings sealing everything up. Loose springs will allow leaks. Hope this helps.
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had this same problem before. well at least i thought it was a problem. the springs keep the header in place.
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also, copper coat aka "copper seal" is your best friend upon reassembly.
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Thanks for clearifying that for me fellas.
i was about to -a-brick at the thought of being out of an exhaust.
fell ill over the weekend so i will tackle the project next weekend time permitting.
thanks again.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:09 PM   #11
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also, copper coat aka "copper seal" is your best friend upon reassembly.
i think i missed that post, i didnt use ne

the other ones def took some negotiating to get out.

they are back in and tighter than ever now and working just fine btw.
thanks again for the help fellas
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