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Re: Question about stock headers
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2019, 02:02:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ivillaz900 [+]
tried it this morning before work and i didnt hear a thing! im going to try soapy water next.
You are going to spray soapy water on the exhaust flange with motor running? Good luck with that. Even on a cold engine, that area gets extremely hot in no time (especially if you restrict the outlet).

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Re: Question about stock headers
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2019, 10:42:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ivillaz900 [+]
used the same ones that were already in there. They didnt have any damage from what I saw. The bike itself is only 5k miles in.
New gaskets are a few dollars each. They are consumable items. Just replace them and move on. :138:

« Last Edit: October 08, 2019, 10:50:36 PM by KellyL »

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Re: Question about stock headers
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2019, 06:30:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by Frontline [+]
You are going to spray soapy water on the exhaust flange with motor running? Good luck with that. Even on a cold engine, that area gets extremely hot in no time (especially if you restrict the outlet).

The service manager suggested to try this out ( without restricting the outlet). He said make sure the engine is cold, spray the area with a good amount, and turn it on.


I think i should be fine though. I ran into another z900 owner in a parking structure and his bike had the same exact sound as what i was worried about. I'll drop it and replace the copper gaskets anyway once they arrive.