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installing my Scorpion slip-on

Old 06-07-2010, 02:10 PM
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installing my Scorpion slip-on

Hi guys,

I'm putting on a pair of Carbon Fiber Scorpion exhaust I picked up off craiglist (for $100), the guy who sold it to me gave me a tube of Permatex RTV silicone Hi temp and said I should use it as a seal for the pipes...is that really necessary? Should I just install them and give it a good clamping and if it leaks THEN i try the RTV gasket seal?

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Old 06-07-2010, 02:46 PM
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There should be a gasket with your OEM exhaust, if your new system needs it, reuse it unless it is toast (with no goop) if it is toast, pick up a new one:

http://www.ronayers.com/Search/N/687...-750/Source/HO

I don't recall if I reused mine or removed them, but either way I didn't need to buy new ones or use any goop when I installed my MIGs.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:10 PM
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Your understanding of it is absolutely correct... Use goop only if neccessary to stop leaks than can't be plugged any other more appropriorate way...
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I have Scorpion hi-level race can's (no baffles straight through) on my bike, they are stainless steel not carbon. I bought mine about 8yrs ago, so the link pipes my be made different now, but without using a joint sealer mine will pop and bang on the overrun like mad. It's OK for at first, a bit of a novelty even, but after a while I got fed up with it. My Scorpions are not designed to be used with the original joint gasket.
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Originally Posted by ripvanwinkle View Post
I have Scorpion hi-level race can's (no baffles straight through) on my bike, they are stainless steel not carbon. I bought mine about 8yrs ago, so the link pipes my be made different now, but without using a joint sealer mine will pop and bang on the overrun like mad. It's OK for at first, a bit of a novelty even, but after a while I got fed up with it. My Scorpions are not designed to be used with the original joint gasket.
I have also scorpion slip-ons and they are not ment to be used with the oem joint gasket. mine are stainless steel round and i bought them last winter. payd 300€ for pair of new ones. I tried to put the origal gaskets but they donīt fit, the fitting of the pipes is too tight to but any gasket in there. Friend of mine used some silicone based sealant that stands for 340celsius heat or so, i just let it leak for while. After few runs its blokked by it self
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shieeeeeeeeeeeet while installing the slip ons i stripped the allen bolt that holds the lower pipes to the foot peg...now there's just a round hole in the allen and the hex nut behind is stripped also.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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left hand drill bit and easy out
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:14 AM
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i ended up slamming another allen key one size up and it made enough grip to wrench it free...the scorpion exhaust is on yippeeeee

but right away i noticed smoke coming from one of the joints...not sure if it's exhaust leak or the WD-40 burning off...the smoke only seems to come once the pipes get hot

and what a sound! bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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Congrats. The smoke is probably **** burning off. Take a strip of toilet paper and move it around the joint. You'll see the paper move before you'll feel it on your hand if there's a leak
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