Exhaust Leak

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by mav23, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. mav23

    mav23 Member

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    Have been noticing a slight exhaust leak from the rear cyl. (2009 flstsb). I have Samson true-duals installed.
    Upon inspection, I saw the nut on the bottom stud has backed off about half-way. I am sure simply tightening the nut will solve my problem but getting at the nut is a nightmare. I am thinking I need to buy a 1/4" swivel and hit it with a socket, but if someone has tackled this fastener before, let me know how you got to it.

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  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The 1/2" and the swivel is the right way to go to access the nut.
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Glider is correct. Take the heat shield off, I do use a universal with the socket. It helps if you close your left eye half way while moving your tongue in a counterclockwise rotation. If you do not know any curse words you may need to hire a sailor for this part of the job.:D
     
  4. mav23

    mav23 Member

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    Very Good Gentlemen, thanks a million. Surely taking the heat shield right off will keep those socket-sized holes from appearing on the old drywall. I swear those come right out of nowhere
     
  5. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    I use a wobble extension to get to mine, sometimes the socket slips off and I have to get it with needle nose pliers, but I do not have to remove the heat shields.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member Contributor

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    SK 1/2 inch Drive Extensions and Sets These are very good tools, I believe we now sell them at Sears, I have had a Snap On set for many years:) These come in 1/4 and 3/8 drive also
     
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  7. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    If you have enough threads left, might consider double nutting, so it won't vibrate loose again.