Slip ons not so easy to slip off

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by sportyb27, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. sportyb27

    sportyb27 New Member

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    Hello, I have a 2009 sportster 883 l and I'm trying to replace the stock pipes with cycle shacks, but I CAN'T get the stock pipes off! Please help!
    I've removed all hardware. I just cant get them to slide off?
    Any suggestions? I even tried a flat head and hammer, but didn't want to cause any damage. Don't seem to even budge, no matter what!
    Thanks
     
  2. Crazyfrog

    Crazyfrog Active Member

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    Try just a little bit of WD-40, and then use a twisting motion. If you can't get them to twist by hand, try a rubber wrap wrench to get them to budge.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    jloomis19 Active Member

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    I had the same problem with mine...I just bent the little tabs....at least its what they looked like back a little where it connected to the "header"....They bend right back if thats what you do, no harm done to them. I will get a pic and post tomorrow.
     
  5. NYHarley

    NYHarley Active Member

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    I also had to bend the tabs out a bit, and used the rubber wrench to twist back and fourth. Just be patient and don't wrench too hard if the header pipe is still connected.
     
  6. Dozer

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    I've had that problem changing out Dresser mufflers before. If you have time you may try WD-40 or Blaster and let it sit all day or overnight. It's important that your pulling them in the exact direction that doesnt have them 'in a bind'. My salvation was two late teenage sons available who both work out a lot! Good luck!
     
  7. milsco12

    milsco12 Member

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    PB Blaster, you can get it at any auto store. Spray it let it sit overnight. Twist off the next morning.
     
  8. p8nter

    p8nter New Member

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    I just changed my out sunday the first 1 I beat the heck out oit and could not get it oof......the I got s pair of chanel lock plyer and placed them right behind the taps and twisted back and forth and it came rihgt off...good luck