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I bought a 76 wing with straight pipes.I put the original exhaust back on, but there is no gasket where the pipe goes into the muffler. Can you buy this? or what can you use?



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I needed one also. I used some 1" sheet metal strap I had laying around. (actually a water heater strap) Wrapped several times until I had the proper thickness. The clamp squashed it down just fine.
 

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I have the same problem and will be trying header wrap. Just enough to give nme a tight fit to stop that annoying leak.
 

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The gasket sleeves are available at the dealer or aftermarket.
 

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it's a simple little copper o ring available at any dealership or bike parts store, they cost maybe a buck each.
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
The gasket sleeves are available at the dealer or aftermarket.
Do ya happen to know the size necessary to fit just over the pipe, and or slightly larger so as to slip over that ringy thing that stopped the muffler from going forward any further. Looks like a good place to attach the new piece.
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DaveO430 wrote:
The gasket sleeves are available at the dealer or aftermarket.
Do ya happen to know the size necessary to fit just over the pipe, and or slightly larger so as to slip over that ringy thing that stopped the muffler from going forward any further. Looks like a good place to attach the new piece. Thanks
A suggestion, if I may...got any extra electrical wiring laying around? I have, in the past, made copper O-rings by using it. Strip the insulation, wrapthe bare wirearound the pipe to overlap, markwhere the ends would have to meet, and cut the length. Normally, I then solder the joint, but the solder may not hold up at exhaust heat temps...you might have to cut a little long, then file half the diameter on each end to overlap for a good seal...:waving:
 

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FenderHead wrote:
morriscatt wrote:
DaveO430 wrote:
The gasket sleeves are available at the dealer or aftermarket.
Do ya happen to know the size necessary to fit just over the pipe, and or slightly larger so as to slip over that ringy thing that stopped the muffler from going forward any further. Looks like a good place to attach the new piece. Thanks
A suggestion, if I may...got any extra electrical wiring laying around? I have, in the past, made copper O-rings by using it. Strip the insulation, wrapthe bare wirearound the pipe to overlap, markwhere the ends would have to meet, and cut the length. Normally, I then solder the joint, but the solder may not hold up at exhaust heat temps...you might have to cut a little long, then file half the diameter on each end to overlap for a good seal...:waving:
i believe he is looking for the part from the headpipes to the muffler thecarbon?? sleeveand not from the head to the headpipe. Both areavailable from honda
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:D Had a old 4 wheeler once had same problem went to auto parts store bought some orange muffler tape and made that wrap around gasket tightened the clamp and drove it for 3 yrs then sold it. worked great
 

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Johnny . I will be finishing off my muffler ad ons tommorow weather permitting. i have to go to a muffler shop to get some bent piep. i will ask them what they think is best but if they dont have an answer i am gonna use some header wrap. It will hold up to the heat and should create a nice mating point for the clampped pipe.
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Johnny . I will be finishing off my muffler ad ons tommorow weather permitting. i have to go to a muffler shop to get some bent piep. i will ask them what they think is best but if they dont have an answer i am gonna use some header wrap. It will hold up to the heat and should create a nice mating point for the clampped pipe.
Will update.
 

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Thanks muaymendez1, that sounds good. I will go to the Honda store one day and see what they say. The copper wire wrapped around the pipe where the muffler clamps on may be good too.
Are you going to put the header wrap on before you put on the muffler to make a seal, or after, and wrap up the whole joint?

I remember buying muffler tape when I was young. Sort of a muffler bandage. Yeah, I think it was a muffler bandage.
 

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i once used a coke can, cut it with scissors to make small sheets the size you neeed, wrap it around and u have a gasket.
 

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The oem gasket is almost a ceramic base. They were still available last year, but not sure about now.
 

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Heavy duty aluminum foil carefully folded up as wrinkle free as possible, then wrapped around the exhaust pipe works.

John
 

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johnmac wrote:
Heavy duty aluminum foil carefully folded up as wrinkle free as possible, then wrapped around the exhaust pipe works.

John
Been there done that it works good:action:
 

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Well I went tothe muffler shop and after the options talked over we made the decision that for $120 they would weld the pipes in place and use a strap clamp on a vry tight fitting pipe over the mufflers allowing me a less cluttered look while stopping any leaks. They will be doing this with stainless pipe .
All I have to do know is save my allowance money .
Maybe as soon as next week I can get this done.
 

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Hi,



What about “Anti Seize” Compound?



Has anyone tried that?



Tim.
 
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