What would you do?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by glenalt, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. glenalt

    glenalt Junior Member

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    I started to install my Samson True Duals today and when I came to the U-pipe that comes from the rear cylinder to the left side it has a O2 sensor plug and I have an 05 with no sensors. Would you have them send you a new one or would you put a plug in it and move on? One more thing would you get new gaskets or use the old ones?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I would use plugs with anti sieze and new gaskets
     
  3. mrtn681

    mrtn681 Active Member

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    I would get new gaskets but really would hate to start pluggin' and patchin' on new pipes.I would get the right ones.
     
  4. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    What Jack said.
     
  5. glide01

    glide01 Member

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    I'm with Jack and chopper
     
  6. glenalt

    glenalt Junior Member

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    It's funny because that's what I thought would come with the pipes but none do and the instructions say use the old ones.
     
  7. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    I think they put the holes in most pipes just for a wider range of fitment, and there is usually in small print, additional parts required for 06 & earlier fitment and they should give the plug numbers.
     
  8. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    plug it and new gaskets
     
  9. glide01

    glide01 Member

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    gaskets cost $10.The aggravation of taking Pipe apart if it leaks worth it!
     
  10. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    glenalt; you definitely want to get new gaskets b/c they compress & form to the cylinder port(s) as you tignten the bolts. IRT the O2 portal, your call as it could go either way. Maybe a quick check w/Samson to ensure they did/didn't mistakenly send the incorrect item (possible) & see if they'll replace w/correct pipe. Otherwise - Glider posted an O2 sensor plug you can get at NAPA which should do the trick (put two in my 09 SG exhaust). Good Luck & enjoy the new pipes!