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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2006, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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An interesting question....

So. About three months ago or so I was cruising down the highway after just putting on the V&H. For those of you who don't remember this one....I over heated a little and some oil was spilling out of the top of the engine. Is it possible that the heat in the rear cylinder burnt away the exhaust gasket? Ever since that happened I have had SERIOUS popping problems on deceleration. I marbled and have my mixture screws turned properly. After I put on the pipes I had little/no popping until that evening. Any thoughts?
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The crush gasket is copper so I doubt that it was melted away. However, the overheat could have caused the exhaust to loosen once it cooled, causing your popping problems. Have you tried re tightening the exhaust? It is also possible that with the expansion and cooling of the crush gasket that it no longer is able to seal and needs to be replaced. It's a $6-7 part and is easy to change. We can also use a Harley gasket though I don't have the part number.

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Try new crush gaskets (HD P/N 17048-98).

Put them on, tighten them. Ride get them hot, tighten them again.

Should be good to go.

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One other way to lessen the popping .... ya could just never slow down.

Opps, sorry... I think I just had a Cegodsey moment.


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Dack Firing Warns Other Road Users That You Are Slowing Down.
Safty First....lol.

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Dack Firing Warns Other Road Users That You Are Slowing Down.
Safty First....lol.
Brake lights for the blind!

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