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Offline 1976kz

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exhaust header 2002 concours
« on: July 14, 2019, 02:13:37 pm »
I've got a small hole in the header cross over pipe from rust, so I am looking for a decent used header. (r&L)  Also, I plan on removing the exhaust myself, seems fairly straight forward but are there any tips anyone can give me to make it easier?
My bike is a 2002 with 54,600 miles.
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Re: exhaust header 2002 concours
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 04:19:26 pm »
You can take it off pretty easy. Only difficult bit is removing the rad.
Once the headers are off, take them to a local exhaust specialist and they can weld new tube in place of the holed sections. Probably cost ya $50.
Mine has stainless headers from Motad, but they weren't cheap and they no longer make them.
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Re: exhaust header 2002 concours
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 06:05:03 pm »
As boomer said it is easy. Good reason to get a factory service manual. When I did mine earlier this year,for the same reason. I purchased all new exhaust gaskets. Also had the “new/used” ‘06 header ceramic coated but not cheap either, but supposed to cut heat by 60%.
If I ever get the bike going, I’ll let you know. ;)
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Re: exhaust header 2002 concours
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 10:04:25 pm »
I've got a small hole in the header cross over pipe from rust, so I am looking for a decent used header. (r&L)  Also, I plan on removing the exhaust myself, seems fairly straight forward but are there any tips anyone can give me to make it easier?
My bike is a 2002 with 54,600 miles.
thanks,
mark

that small hole you see, on the bottom of the cross over pipe,  is always there, even on a new pipe...
it is essentially a drainage hole, to allow water vapor to drip out..it's at the lowest part of the exhaust system and there for a reason..
 It's only about 1/8" in diameter... no need to replace or mess with it, unless what you have is really a rotted out pipe, with a hole you can stick your finger in..  rust does accumulate around that hole, on the surface of the pipe, but it does not effect anything.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2019, 10:07:53 pm by MAN OF BLUES »

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Re: exhaust header 2002 concours
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2019, 09:55:42 pm »
thank you for replying, good info!