The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Intake and Exhaust > Sportster Motorcycle Air intake, Carburetor, EFI, Fuel, and Exhaust
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Sportster Motorcycle Air intake, Carburetor, EFI, Fuel, and Exhaust Problems, advice and/or how tos for Sporster and Buell motorcycle carburators, Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), Air Intake, Fuel and Exhaust.

Active Threads
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 1 Minute Ago
Replies: 7,513
Views: 1,385,323
0 My Sporty got a little sister!
Last Post: Haegar
Posted On: 3 Minutes Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 76
3 post a pic of your AMF sporty
Last Post: khav
Posted On: 5 Minutes Ago
Replies: 799
Views: 281,468
0 Broke fin on head.
Last Post: VaFish
Posted On: 9 Minutes Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 526
0 Keith Black 10:1
Last Post: 1HD4CJM1X4K
Posted On: 25 Minutes Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 343
0 BowlingGreen Fall races
Last Post: hexnut
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 99
0 Looking into Full Face Helmets. Any ideas?
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,487
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 41,637
Views: 6,397,437
0 DIY 12v Electrical Outlet
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 20,367
0 Harley noob
Last Post: Bone
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 672
10 My 1982 XLSA Build Thread
Last Post: Prof Rene
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 214
14 Firearms you wish you owned.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 491
Views: 76,103
0 Shotgun Porn
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 823
Views: 113,843
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,145
Views: 629,973
0 Ultima reprogrammed with Dyna curves
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 190
0 Icon Thriller helmet
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 84
0 How to install a rear chain tensioner (and where) ?
Last Post: Four Speed
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 250
0 upper front engine bracket bolts
Last Post: redjack
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 132
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: SonWon
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,603
Views: 165,405
0 My take on the world ~ Photo by Trace
Last Post: Yakcm2
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 840
Views: 93,108
5 1200 or 883
Last Post: Glamazon
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,005
Views: 295,473
8 Sputtering Problem and trying to diagnose
Last Post: Screw Loose Dan
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 129
0 Crooked crankcase
Last Post: T_worth
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 465
0 how many run baffles, run open, or just run stock
Last Post: spitfirechopper
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 375
Views: 74,879
0 Range With EFI 4.5 Gal Tank
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 52,541
0 S&S Cycle Hooligan 2-2 Exhaust
Last Post: XL Ed
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 196
0 Headlight Modulator
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 16,875
0 1960 XLCH in the UK
Last Post: sleighcrane
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 4,776
0 Supertrapp 2:1 fit issue with Pics
Last Post: robbie202
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 914
0 Sweetwater BBQ and Campout and Swapmeet with Bands
Last Post: cotton1
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 827
More...
Members Birthdays
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 26th April 2018
Yochstein's Avatar
Yochstein Yochstein is online now
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 521
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH Sportster
Sportster/Buell Year: 1984
Reputation: 31963
Yochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to all
Default Exhaust Clamp Fitting

I've been having an exhaust leak at the head where the exhaust pipes connects. Do I cut extra slits into the inlet of the exhaust pipe or create some sort of shim for the head with an aluminum can? I have torqued the exhaust clamp down to the point where I don't want to strip the bolt or damage the clamp. What have you guys done?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 29th April 2018
c1skout's Avatar
c1skout c1skout is offline
Master Mechanic
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: westerm PA
Posts: 284
Sportster/Buell Model: sportster 1200c
Sportster/Buell Year: 1998
Other Motorcycle Model: Royal Enfield / BMW
Reputation: 97225
c1skout has much to be proud ofc1skout has much to be proud ofc1skout has much to be proud ofc1skout has much to be proud ofc1skout has much to be proud ofc1skout has much to be proud ofc1skout has much to be proud ofc1skout has much to be proud ofc1skout has much to be proud ofc1skout has much to be proud ofc1skout has much to be proud of
Default

Not much info to go on from your question, I'll say remove pipe, remove flange from pipe, make sure flange is flat. Remove all traces of the old gasket from inside the head, then install new gasket being sure to install it straight with no deformation. install pipe and torque to factory spec........no tighter! That should cure any leaks. If not report back.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 1st May 2018
Yochstein's Avatar
Yochstein Yochstein is online now
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 521
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH Sportster
Sportster/Buell Year: 1984
Reputation: 31963
Yochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to all
Default

Sorry for not being very clear. I snapped a shot of what I'm talking about. You can see at the base of my pipes where the exhaust leak is happening. It's basically not making a complete seal around the exhaust extension from the head.



Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 1st May 2018
Dave L's Avatar
Dave L Dave L is offline
Land Speed Record
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: North east
Posts: 707
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1985
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH 1000
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1985
Other Motorcycle Model: Kawasaki Vulcan 700
Other Motorcycle Year: 1985
Reputation: 207037
Dave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant future
Default

My 85 has a thicker material clamp. Not as wide but much thicker in material. That style should work on yours as well. I can see why yours would leak.

J&P Part: 4400250
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 1st May 2018
Dave L's Avatar
Dave L Dave L is offline
Land Speed Record
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: North east
Posts: 707
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1985
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH 1000
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1985
Other Motorcycle Model: Kawasaki Vulcan 700
Other Motorcycle Year: 1985
Reputation: 207037
Dave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant futureDave L has a brilliant future
Default

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 1st May 2018
Yochstein's Avatar
Yochstein Yochstein is online now
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 521
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH Sportster
Sportster/Buell Year: 1984
Reputation: 31963
Yochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to allYochstein is a name known to all
Default

I used new exhaust clamps that came from the local HD dealer. Do you have an idea of which clamp I should be using?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 2nd May 2018
rokytnji's Avatar
rokytnji rokytnji is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Texas/Mexican Border
Posts: 2,034
Sportster/Buell Model: xls 1000
Sportster/Buell Year: 1980
Sportster/Buell Model #2: xls 1000
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1983
Other Motorcycle Model: 1200 Chopper XL
Other Motorcycle Year: 1990
Reputation: 3149532
rokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond reputerokytnji has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I am not using dealer clamps on my 1980. But if you can find these at a industrial supply house. They work pretty good for me.

http://xlforum.net/forums/showpost.p...8&postcount=45
__________________
*Reference the Sportsterpedia! For Helpful info on your scooter.
I don't live in a What If world.
Traveled to
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:41.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC