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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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exhaust gasket smell

Hi everyone.
After removing upper pipe to replace a broken bolt from the pipe braket, I put everything back and the exhaust gasket start to smoke a little bit and smell like burnt, but after a minute or so stopped. Anyway, I was wondering if I need to replace that gasket now....??
Also noticed some kind of seal where the two pipes connect together (junction??)That was coming appart too.
I can't tell if the exhaust is leaking by popping in decelaration , cause I already get a lot of that popping.
Like to know what you think

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 04:04 AM
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I'm sure someone else with even more experience will chime in too, but it seems to me from everywhere I've read in various Forums, Newsgroups, etc. that any time you pull your exhaust pipes off, you really should replace the crush gaskets to get it to seal up again completely. I just accept that as a given.

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Not sure if I have more experience, I'm still trying to learn to spell , but those gaskets, the copper crush gaskets are designed to be single use, and replaced, not reused. That could be what you ae experiencing.

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I recently installed a slightly used stock exhaust on my bike. I installed new crush washers and on my first ride i could smell a "burning" smell. It went away after about 20 min and I just assumed it was crap in the pipes being burned off.

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