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Offline Kayaker413

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Aftermarket sealing
« on: August 11, 2015, 20:07:47 »
Quick bit of advice blokes.
I have fitted the mtc system on my 650, it is blowing slightly where the can fits on to the pipe. It needs a little bit of sealing. Is there anything people would recommend over heat resistant silicon?
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Offline Sea-Strom

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Re: Aftermarket sealing
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2015, 21:58:04 »
A good smear of silicone should do the trick. Did my recent exhaust fit this way and no problems. Make sure the muffler is pushed right on.

Offline Oop North John

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Re: Aftermarket sealing
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2015, 21:59:30 »
Bath silicone sealant  :thumb:

Offline Kayaker413

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Re: Aftermarket sealing
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2015, 22:06:15 »
Maybe not the bright white though :-)

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Offline Rusty Nuts

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Re: Aftermarket sealing
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2015, 22:11:14 »
What's wrong with exhaust assembly paste?

Offline Oop North John

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Re: Aftermarket sealing
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2015, 08:23:03 »
Quote from: "Kayaker413"
Maybe not the bright white though :-)

Easier to see where it is / isn't  :)

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Re: Aftermarket sealing
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2015, 09:23:45 »
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What's wrong with exhaust assembly paste?
It is used to stick parts together but unfortunately cracks with heat and gaps let gasses through - it is not a seal. I have used silicone for many years with great success. I only tried paste once!

Offline Kayaker413

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Re: Aftermarket sealing
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2015, 17:19:12 »
I just used some Holt exhaust jointing paste but must admit it wasn't nice to work with and seems to set hard which I can't see dealing with the bike vibration brilliantly well. See how it goes but it may have to come off again and be siliconed
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Re: Aftermarket sealing
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2015, 17:53:08 »
That's me told, then! Used it once, must have been lucky. Will try silicone - doesn't it burn?

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Re: Aftermarket sealing
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2015, 18:15:12 »
No silicons melting point is 1400c so no if it is straight silicon it won't.
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Re: Aftermarket sealing
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2015, 20:47:17 »
Surely the can shouldn't blow where it mates to the link pipe, wether it's an interference fit or sliding fit with a clamp.
Have you contacted mtc?

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Re: Aftermarket sealing
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2015, 21:32:21 »
A steel on steel connection is never going to seal without something. Mine was blowing a touch from one of the crush slots
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Re: Aftermarket sealing
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2015, 22:11:27 »
Should do