2001 Heritage Softail

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by mastercontrol, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. mastercontrol

    mastercontrol New Member

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    Hello , I just joined having bought a 2001 Heritage Softail. I'm trying to install the stock mufflers. I bolted them to the crossover bracket and I just can't get the whole thing on with the bracket holes lining up with the frame bolts. I did try putting the bracket on first and then attaching the mufflers but I can't get the mufflers on the header and into the crossover part of the pipe at the same time. Does the header part of the system have to be loosend up to make the install. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Carmelo
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Some times loosening every thing then line it all up and start at the engine and work back , a bit of anti sieze in side of the pipes will make them move alot easier, Capital Jack:D
     
  3. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Jack has you covered, don't tighten anything till every part is in place and then torque it all down.
     
  4. mastercontrol

    mastercontrol New Member

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    I see the wisdom in keeping everything loose till all is mounted. I think starting at the engine is what I have to do.It looks so simple but it goes on one way. Thanks for the advise, Carmelo
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Good luck dont forget to torque:D