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post #1 of 12 Old 07-01-2011, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Removing stuck Slip-Ons:

I'm swappin the D&D for a set of CF Delkevics and I'm just havin one helluva time getting the D&D off. The clamp which goes into the Y is welded onto the actual pipe, the nut/bolt is loosened all the way but the damn thing doesn't want to budge.

Any tips on how to remove that sucker is appreciated. I'll have a go again after work, I'm thinking I need a 2nd person to pull while I pound the muffler with a rubber mallet from the other side.

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-01-2011, 03:09 PM
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I'd be inclined to try to remove it after there is a bit of heat in the pipe - not much couple minutes idle for example. Plus squirt a bit of WD40 or similar around & up the join. The tap tap tap with a soft mallet is a good idea too.

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If desperate, purchase a "Can of Air" commonly found at Radio Shacks or other electronic stores. It's used for dusting off electronics and keyboards and such.
With all your hardware loose, get the pipes good and hot. Be ready with a pair of good leather gloves for protection. Now, turn that can of air upside down so it sprays out ONLY LIQUID and direct it onto your s-pipe as close to the can as possible without hitting it. Be generous.......you see you want to shrink that s-pipe and fast by doing this without overly cooling the can. Now work the can loose, up and down at first then twist motion while pulling it away from the s-pipe.

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I was thinking of heating the pipes a bit, but then I figured that might make things tighter with expansion. The upside-down canned air is brilliant, I got boxes of the stuff here at work. They won't notice if I take a can home. I'll WD40 the area as well

Thanks for the great tips Allan and BigDaa

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Got them off! I used WD-40 and let that sit for a min. Warmed the engine until the pipes were hot to touch, sprayed the Y pipe with canned air 'liquid.' Also left the brackets on; put a long screwdriver through it to get leverage and turn the muffler as I had another person pull back on it. Came off without having to use excessive force.

Thanks again for the tips: now gonna meet up with Rickard919 in a few to tag along to Mt St Helens.

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How was your ride to Mt. St. Helens? I haven't ridden there in a few years, but there are a lot of great roads around St. Helens and Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Baker, and ...

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How was your ride to Mt. St. Helens? I haven't ridden there in a few years, but there are a lot of great roads around St. Helens and Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Baker, and ...

The ride was a blast man, traffic was moderate but plenty of stretches for passing on the way up to Johnston Ridge. Only ran across one LEO, which was a bit of surprise considering how many people were on the freeways. (Too busy with calls/fireworks/etc?) It was great riding with Rickard919, lets just say we got down to Castle Rock faster than I expected.

And yes we are blessed with some great roads around these parts. Peninsula, North Cascades, Anacortes, Columbia River by the state border, etc.. I do want to check out Mt Baker, the ride up looks great from pictures. Ever done the SportBikeNW rally? It's something I've been meaning to do for quite some time, but I've never had the experience of motorcycle camping.

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It was great riding with Rickard919, lets just say we got down to Castle Rock faster than I expected.

Ever done the SportBikeNW rally?
Glad you had a good ride!!

I've been meaning to do Sportbike NW rally for the past few years, but something always comes up. Next year I'll put in for vacation early and head down there for 3-4 days. My friend went a couple years ago and said the roads through southern WA and northern OR are spectacular.

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I'll be out that way in September. Never been to WA, can't wait. Will be sans motorcycle unfortunately.
The riding will still be good in September. We'll have to find you a bike while you're out here - there are WAY too many amazing roads out here to visit without a bike! The problem is, there are so many great roads we'd have you out riding 10-12 hours a day for your entire trip!!

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