New Samson Street Sweepers (wierd noise)

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by joseph.a.hart, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. joseph.a.hart

    joseph.a.hart Member

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    OK, I installed some Samson Street Sweepers last night on my 05' FXDWG. First thing I messed up on was I didnt install new exhaust gaskets even though I have them (doing that tonight). At the time I didnt think it had any because when I took my stock pipes off I didnt see any. But I read through some threads and realized they are smashed in there and I need to pry them out.

    So for my question...After I put the pipes on and snugged everything up I went for a test run, all good.....BUT when I got back and my bike was idling I could hear a little "tinging", I figured it was a loose heat shield, shut down checked everything, all tight. Started up, still got a ting, wrapped a towel around foward exhaust pipe ting went away, checked ehaust nuts, tight. Could it be since I have the old seals in and I didnt put the new seals in the pipe is vibrating against the aluminum cylinder?? Dont want to even start it right now because I dont want to cause any internal damage to anything.

    Or am I just crazy and I am hearing things that are normal with aftermarket pipes????

    Thanks !!

    ~Joe
     
  2. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Replace the exhaust gaskets. They are "crush gaskets" which work well but work well only once.
     
  3. joseph.a.hart

    joseph.a.hart Member

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    Redfish, thanks for the the quick reply! Do you think that is causing noise I am hearing, the pipe not being snug enough in the cylinder due to not puting new crush gasket in?
     
  4. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    My guess is an exhaust leak.

    Install new gaskets and tighten the top nut to 9 - 18 In. Lbs. Then tighten the bottom nut to 100 - 120 In Lbs. Tighten top nut to 100-120 In. Lbs.

    Repeat on the rear cyl.