900rr Headers Questions - Wrist Twisters
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post #1 of 2 Old 09-19-2015, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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900rr Headers Questions

Hi Gyus,
So I bought these aftermarket 900r headers and I didn't realize until they came in mail that these are not one solid piece. They came as 5 piece set where pieces slip on and tighten by installing springs.

Now my question is do I just connect them straight on or do I need some sort of sealant or gaskets or anything else?

Here is the picture of the headers:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/am920315y8...ers_1.jpg?dl=0

And here is a little photoshop viz on how this setup will look on my bike:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h53piaqusz...20viz.jpg?dl=0

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post #2 of 2 Old 09-20-2015, 03:13 AM
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It looks like there's lots of overlap in the part where the bottom end of the headers meet the next part, and are held by springs. To start with, I think I'd just push them in and use the springs to keep them in place, as per the original design.

If there's any evidence of gas blow-by in the vicinity later on, you might want to consider a smear of sealant on the pipes to help the springs make a god seal, but I think I'd wait on that one.
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