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Remus flange leak?

I have just fitted a Remus slip on for the GT. I fitted it tonight and cant seem to find a position/angle where I can eliminate all leakage at the flange.

Its only a small amount of exhaust escaping but Im concerned it will cause backfiring when hot.

Can any other Remus users let me know if this is this normal or maybe some tips to get it right.

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I have a Remus for mine. I did not have any exhaust leak.

Please let me know how the bike runs...have you had the airbox and SW upgrade? Mine exhibited a greater hesitation on the bottom end with the Remus exhaust on. Dealer recommended that I switch back to the stock muffler due to warranty issues.

I am now trying to get them to do an upgrade to my airbox and SW...
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I have a Remus for mine. I did not have any exhaust leak.

Please let me know how the bike runs...have you had the airbox and SW upgrade? Mine exhibited a greater hesitation on the bottom end with the Remus exhaust on. Dealer recommended that I switch back to the stock muffler due to warranty issues.

I am now trying to get them to do an upgrade to my airbox and SW...
Air Box and software done.
If I hold my hand close to the flange, directly underneath where the tightening bolt is, i can feel the leak.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 2008, 10:33 am
 
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How does it run with the upgrades and the Remus muffler?
How were you able to persuade the dealer to do the airbox and SW upgrade?
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I have a Remus for mine. I did not have any exhaust leak.

Please let me know how the bike runs...have you had the airbox and SW upgrade? Mine exhibited a greater hesitation on the bottom end with the Remus exhaust on. Dealer recommended that I switch back to the stock muffler due to warranty issues.

I am now trying to get them to do an upgrade to my airbox and SW...
There are no warranty issues with Remus. One of the few that is approved and sold at dealerships. Like most dealerships-ignorant. Have had slip-on for over a year now and yes, a little popping on blip and down shift. Nothing to fret about-They all do that . For your muffler. Loosen up all bolts, fiddle ( tech term) with the alignment to muffler and to header to get a good fit. Lock up the clamp from connector pipe to header and snug but dont tighten up bolts that attach from muffler to hanger bracket. Take a rubber mallet and go around the exit of the muffler to get it really snug to the connector pipe. reinstall springs. Oh, yea, very minor flat ( lean) spot around 2k under no load. Just had the new and improved airbox and firmware -12.0, needed for new box installed. J-Low is running just fine.

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I was told by my local dealer last Thursday that the Remus aftermarket exhaust voided the warranty. I had to put the original muffler back on Thursday night.

I took the bike back to the same dealer today and complained of hesitation, and they said that they uploaded new SW. But afterwards I still have driveability issues at 70 mph in 6th gear @ 4,000 rpm. If one is cruising at 70, if you open the throttle just slightly, the bike does not also respond the same. Sometimes it accelerates porportionally to throttle input and sometimes it feels like it bogs and if you roll the throttle just a bit more, it surges ahead.

I have noticed the hesitation in the middle of curves at slower speeds, but I have had more experience with it hesitating cruising down the interstate.

I have had better experience with fuel injection on other bikes (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki...etc).

Does anyone have any ideas? Original Airbox issue?
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Is this just a Remus issue? I just put a Two Brothers on my 07 and it seems to run great. Of course I haven't run it hard yet. I can't imagine why a slip on can would void a warranty.
Just curious.

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They would have to conclusively prove that the can caused whatever problem the bike is in for warranty work.

"Sorry. Your aftermarket can caused your brake sensor wire to bust, thereby throwing a fault. Denied. Next."

Riiiiiiight.

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I just installed a Remus slip on on my GT. It is the first year model. Ran great with no modifications done on anything else. No flat spots anywhere. Is my bike in need of any recalls or updates?. I only have around 5k on it as I have several bikes and only ride it when the "Boss" wants to go.
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