Adding Rush Headers

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by ickysticky74, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. ickysticky74

    ickysticky74 Active Member

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    Hello All. I was wondering how hard of a task it is to add headers to a 2006 Electra Glide with an 88 engine. Is this something that can be done in my garage on a lift or is it complex that needs to be done at the dealership where they will share my a ton of money. I am skilled with tools although not skilled to rebuild an engine. Thanks in advance. Does anyone have a video or guide on this process?
     
  2. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    due to time limits i had mine done in the stealership....but i do believe it is a easy fix at home. i just didn't have the time or space. love my rush and stage one:D
     
  3. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Exhaust swap is actually a fairly simple task - with right tools, little knowledge + service manual it's fairly simple. Also one great money $aver & bike upgrade. Hardest part is probably getting your old system off bike, if it's never been removed 9rusted/stuck bolts). Nothing a little penetrating oil & persistance won't cure...time to get those parts...:D
     
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  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    If you do the job yourself assemble every thing loosely, make sure it all lines up good, torque the exhaust nuts to 10 ft lbs, after a couple of heat cycles re check them:s
     
  5. ickysticky74

    ickysticky74 Active Member

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    Thanks They came yesterday but UPS doesn't allow you to pick them up. So they have to come again on MOnday. Looking forward to the project
     
  6. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Make sure you get some new exhaust gaskets + pipe clamps & HT silicone (liquid copper) for the new headers. These are needed & necessities to ensure you don't have those pesky exhaust leaks.
     
  7. ickysticky74

    ickysticky74 Active Member

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    Thanks Iceman for the info. What do you use the liquid copper for?
     
  8. bcortani

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    Liquid copper to make a bead around the pipe fittings (slip on muffler to pipe). the liquid copper and new torc clamps will ensure a leak free install. Get the liquid copper at local hardware store in the automotive section...permatex I think.
     
  9. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly what bcortani stated - need good seal @ pipe/jeader joint. Years ago I swapped exhaust on one of my bikes & always had a pesky leak right at this spot & eventually "over-torqued" the clamp trying to seal so it was a bear trying to correct my mistake. Since them (1) always use HT silicone on pipes (2) always buy new pipe clamps & (3) never over-torque clamps. Haven't had a problem since...enjoy.
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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