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Chrome Exhaust Cover lose   General Discussion

Started 3/18/23 by CHRIS1037; 1034 views.
In reply toRe: msg 1

From: CHRIS1037


Well - Yesterday I removed the exhaust, and as far as I can tell, there is literally no way to repair this.  The chrome wrapping doesn't appear to be removable as far as I can tell, and the underside of the screw that has rattled loose is on the inside of the wrap.

Is there really no option here other than to replace the exhaust?  This just doesn't pass the ol' sanity check.  I feel like I must be missing something.

If I'm not missing something - what are some popular options for aftermarket exhaust?


From: Zonker1972


pretty sure the heat shields are not repairable once they have come loose. you could warp it with exhaust wrap. if you are going to go with an aftermarket, i think you may need to get full exhaust or you could just replace with a used OEM pipe.

good luck


From: CHRIS1037


Yeah, I think you're right.  I hate that the thing has rattled loose and there's just nothing I can do about it.  Seems like a design flaw.  If I could just get at the bolt head from the underside...grrr.

I guess I'll start looking for aftermarket exhaust or some used OEM's on ebay...


From: oldguyinoc


I tried grinding down and bending some long nose pliers to turn the phillips screw head but I couldn't get enough grip and it wouldn't budge.  I packed it with aluminum foil to stop the rattle.    


From: CHRIS1037


I appreciate the response.  At least it confirms there isn't some stupid simple answer that I'm just not seeing.  It looked like it might be possible to grab the threads and at least get a couple threads in there.  Maybe that and a dab of jb weld might hold things in there .. at least for a bit.


From: tabspeed


Hi Chris.

I have the same problem, and the only option I can see is to cut the old heat shield off, and purchase an aftermarket one from ebay which attach by jubillee clip .

there are lots to choose from, just search motorcycle exhaust heat shields.

If it is the front pipe I have one off of an 04 1100


From: CHRIS1037


Nice.  Where are you and how much you want for it?  Mines an 04..

I live in Cadillac,MI   $50 plus shipping