Long time no chat :-D winter has arrived here in Vancouver and insurance has expired at the end of September, so it's the perfect time to take the bike apart and get some things done for it.
I'm thinking of working on the following items:
- Ceramic coat exhaust, headers + y-pipe
- Reasoning for this: I want to get a clean looking set of pipes, take advantage of ceramic coating resistance to chipping/scratching and also take advantage of ceramic coatings temperature properties to move hot air more efficiently through the pipes
- Here i'd need some suggestions/tips on removing the y-pipe
- Fix exhaust leak between y-pipe and CF DanMoto slip ons (this is where my stink has been coming from)
- Any suggestions on how to get this fixed? I figured i'd wrap a bit of exhaust wrap on the ypipe where the slipon slips on and see if that works.
- I guess you get what you pay for with the slip ons (if anybody sees any CF Yoshimura TRI send me PM please)
- Decide what route to take to fix my body panels - I might try vinyl wrap
- As you know my bike got stolen so the paint on the tank is horribly scratched, but the biggie is the fact that my rear cowl is a completely different colour so I might try vinyl wrapping the body parts
- Not sure if I should try it myself or pay a professional, I'll have to do some research
- Going to need some info on taking the tank off, but I'm sure i'll find a thread here.
- Any other tips would be appreciated.
- Any other suggestions from you guys ? that I should look to do
Thanks and ride safe
Re the can connecting sleeve leak at the legs of the Y.
Strongly suggest you work towards it not leaking from inside out as compared to trying to retain it once it has got outside.
My Yoshi's were a tad loose re their class of fit.
I applied a copper based anti-seize compound on both surfaces.
That solved the problem, and has for 10 years so far.
I get the impression your class of fit situation is much worse.
As in some thousandths of an inch clearance all around the diameter.
Ideal would be a thin wrapping of Graphoil or equal, whether you have access to it industrially is another matter.
It does exist in near electrical tape dimensioned size.
If you only need to bridge a couple of thou', you could try aluminum foil, then put some anti-seize on.
If you have a really bad class of fit problem, look for some 3 or 5 thou' brass shim stock and make a spacer sleeve.
Yes, it will have a split line, but a small one can be filled with some anti-seize.
If the can's connecting sleeve does, or can be made to, butt up to the distance ring on the legs of the Y, such fixes will do the job nicely.
I found the oil carrier of the anti-seize sort of sweated out with the first heat of a ride.