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Offline Sea-Strom

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Black Widow assembly advice needed.
« on: September 03, 2020, 20:04:10 »
Just arrived - Black Widow 300mm silencer with all pipes for my 2020 DL650. No instructions! Did my Glee with a Fuel system - very similar but forgot if I used any silicone on any of the joints (they include fire gum which is pretty useless). So shall I just carefully bolt up together or add a bit of silicone on the inside of joints? What say you?  Thanks   

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Re: Black Widow assembly advice needed.
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 07:28:19 »
Think I just smeared silicone on muffler joint. Won't harm on all joins I suppose.

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Re: Black Widow assembly advice needed.
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2020, 11:45:30 »
Why is asking the manufacturer not an option? They should be best able to advise you on their products. It would be my first port of call.
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Re: Black Widow assembly advice needed.
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2020, 15:24:20 »
Always use silicon on clamp type exhaust joints,it stops the black exhaust gas mark on the pipe if the joint weeps.
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Re: Black Widow assembly advice needed.
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2020, 19:40:19 »
Thanks Ian Mc. :thumb: I've tried the system loosely and yes, I will add silicone on male end of tubes with clamps when I do final tightening. What about the spring held 'y'pipe joints ? Not sure about these. Do you recon to keep front header loose while assembling the rest or bolt up first? Thanks for input.
Tallpaull I'd rather follow advice from a member whose fitted before rather than a company who omits to put in instructions! Although to be fair, the Black Widow stuff is well made and lines up correctly on the DL.

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Re: Black Widow assembly advice needed.
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2020, 20:13:38 »
Leave everything loose until you have it all in the correct position.Then start tightening at the front and work backwards.
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Re: Black Widow assembly advice needed.
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2020, 00:02:30 »
 :text-goodpost: Will do!

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Re: Black Widow assembly advice needed.
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2020, 00:34:42 »
And the final step pictures of it  :thumb:
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Re: Black Widow assembly advice needed.
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2020, 20:56:22 »
Fitted and ridden today - pictures and maybe video soon. Went well, with just a tiny gas leak which a bit more silicone and extra clamp tightening sorted. Loud with the baffle out. I think I prefer the sound with the baffle in at the moment.

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Re: Black Widow assembly advice needed.
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2020, 22:28:11 »
Surely you need a high heat resistant silicone to seal the exhaust?   :shrug:  Any recommendations on which ones? 
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Re: Black Widow assembly advice needed.
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2020, 00:27:51 »
The jury is out on whether high temp stuff (Halfords do one)  is much better than ordinary one used for windscreen sealing etc. I  used regular silicone on an exhaust before and it seemed OK.