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    Exhaust Straps?

    Does anyone have any good sources on exhaust straps? I have an 09' 12X. Just got back off a deployment and took the kiddo out for a ride. I go to put the bike away and notice the front strap is loose. Of course I check it and it's completely snapped. The rest of the pipe looked okay, but I'll check it tomorrow. ASB was my source before they shut down. Any help? I will probably go ahead and drop the pipe and paint it while I'm at it. Thanks

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    You need new unused strap, manual says always discard front strap after removing it and install new strap. I believe manual says the rear straps should be discarded too if you are going to detach them, but double check it.
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    pete: you do NOT need to discard the 1 front and 2 rear straps under certain conditions as stated above though i don't doubt the manual states something ludicrous such as that. the reason the front strap snaps with greater frequency is: a bit more load placed upon it than the 2 rear ones....the 3 straps torqued incorrectly....the front bracket installed incorrectly....the front bracket and strap installed in tandem incorrectly. there is a precise procedure to follow when mounting the stock muffler or a physically identical clone to the stocker....and if not followed broken straps will always occur.

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    The straps I'm selling are in very good condition.
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    Thanks for the responses guy. I've read not to reuse straps in the manual. I get it. But if they're still good then they're still good. I'll inspect the rears before I reuse them or pick up new ones.

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    If you are going to reuse the straps apply appropriate locktite. Initially these straps have threat locker coating on the bolts.

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    Pulled my exhaust off to repaint it, straps had 4000 miles on them and looked new, cleaned them up and put some Loctite on threads...no problems with used clamps.

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    Well, I got the muffler off and reminded myself that I racked the pipe on a curb some time ago. Right across the rear band clamps. So, I won't be using those again. Does anyone know where to find new ones? Searching all around. Found them on Twin cycles for 74 euro ($84) for all three. Seems like an awful lot for some band clamps. Grego, I'll be in touch!

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    Shipped. Enjoy.



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