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So, after gooping on some RTV and installing silencers, how long must one wait before firing her up and taking her out for a ride?

Any help, and a one-liner or two, is appreciated.
 

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Fair enough. I've never waited that long, but on the other hand I have had a couple of leaks - I always put that down to not filling the joint properly, but then again...........
 

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What's a Leak Like

I waited just long enough to clean up my tools.

What are symptoms of a leak?
 

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Popping on the overrun is a common symptom, but also just feel around the joint (hands off the pipe obviously) while it's running, you can feel the exhaust blowing out.
 

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Exhaust leak evidence

I had a small black streak at the joint between header pipe and silencer with my original silencers, on the new bike. I cleaned it and sealed it when I installed the new silencers.
 
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