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    Question need help with Akrapovic exhaust problem

    Okay, here's the deal. I recently bought a used Akropovic exhaust system off ebay for my '01 suzuki GSXR 600. I am experiencing an exhaust leak where the header meets the engine. I tried tightening up all of the flange bolts but that did not help. So now I am thinking I just installed it wrong.

    Is anyone familiar with the proper way of installing one of these things? If all else fails I will take it to a dealer, but I am trying to do it myself to save some $$$.

    I'll provide food and for anyone who wants to take a look at it

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    need help with Akrapovic exhaust problem

    did you buy new exhaust gaskets? if not try that first...

    edit - do NOT over tighten those bolts!!!

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    Originally posted by bigred875
    did you buy new exhaust gaskets? if not try that first...

    edit - do NOT over tighten those bolts!!!
    You're always supposed to put in a new gasket when you take off the exhaust. They only cost about $6

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    Originally posted by bigred875
    did you buy new exhaust gaskets? if not try that first...

    edit - do NOT over tighten those bolts!!!
    Get new gaskets

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    need help with Akrapovic exhaust problem

    thanks for the input. I will have to take it apart and get new gaskets. Perhaps I need new (longer) bolts? because when I had the old gaskets (ones from stock exhuat setup) in, I was not able to get the bolts to thread in. That's the reason I was wondering why I had these strange metal coils as extra parts. I know it's not a good thing when you have left over parts but I thought I would start it up just to see.

    As for overtightening the bolts, I used a torque wrench and brought them to spec. in the manual. One was pretty loose.

    Thanks for the help guys

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    You have to crush the gasket thats why you need a new one. Make sure you get the old one out and possition the new one right then when you tighten it they compress making the seal.

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    ah I see, thanks for the help. I'll give this a try.

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    Originally posted by dhuze
    You have to crush the gasket thats why you need a new one. Make sure you get the old one out and possition the new one right then when you tighten it they compress making the seal.
    I got the new gaskets and did just what you said. It's all good now. I guess I was afraid to crush the gaskets. The stock bolts fit fine. I must say the exhaust sounds Sweeeeeet now!

    Thanks for the help.

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    Originally posted by Punjistick
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    Thanks for the help.
    Thats the only reason I am here. To help out you kind folk

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