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I picked up some reverse cone megaphone mufflers for the wife's cb350 k4 and I was able to fit all three of the spacers in there and get the clamps on but it leaks pretty bad. The header was a little rusted on the end but it looked like enough was left to get a good seal. Is there any type of exhaust gasket that will fix this?
 

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Re: Exhuast leak?

Bill 2 has suggested using a muffler "bandage" without the activator..... See his project topic and pics........
 

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The muffler bandage idea works great! Just a warning that if it is your first time doing it, you might need 2 packages in case you mess up the first time.
 

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The muffler bandage idea works great! Just a warning that if it is your first time doing it, you might need 2 packages in case you mess up the first time.
Did you just use the bandage or the bandage and the adjustable rings? I realize it might have said somewhere in Bill's progresss blog but I'm using my iPhone for Internet access while we have company. The screen is to small.
 

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I was not able to find the "just the bandage" at my autoparts store, so I went with the bandage with the rings.
 

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I was not able to find the "just the bandage" at my autoparts store, so I went with the bandage with the rings.
Which bandage did you use? From the looks of the stuff it looks like I could just wrap it around the header a few times, slip the muffler over and tighten the clamp.
Does that not work?
 

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krukster86 said:
I was not able to find the "just the bandage" at my autoparts store, so I went with the bandage with the rings.
Which bandage did you use? From the looks of the stuff it looks like I could just wrap it around the header a few times, slip the muffler over and tighten the clamp.
Does that not work?
That's what I did, worked ok.
Depending on the exhaust pipe diameter, you may or may not have to use some of the included adapters.
I did not use the "activator", just the "fabric" tape, cut into a more narrow strip...........

 

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Bill tells it like it is. It should stop any leakage right away.
 

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A lot will depend on the way the muffler is "slotted" in the area where it joins the pipe.

The Emgo RoadHawks I got had four slots cut in that area - made it easier to sort of flare them a little, put the tape-wrapped pipe in and clamp down with good force.

The Emgo Dunstalls were different - only one slot for that area. Made it hard to get the pipe in and impossible to really clamp down - started breaking bolts.
So I cut some more slots, made things easier.

You'll want to sort of tighten things down in stages, while sort of holding things together in alignmnet.
First the head clamp, then the rear mount, finally the joint clamp.
 
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