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Just kidding on the title. I am wondering if anyone has seen this before. Im sure someone has. I try to search this site before posting anyhting, but either I am an idiot or the search function is horrible on this forum. I can never find anyhting with it.

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I am trying to figure out if this is normal operation or possibly a bad fit on my bike. Where the header pipes connect to my TOR's, I get quite a bit of black residue. It look slike it is blowing back out of the joint, but in a forward direction. I have even noticed black soot on the garage floor. Looks to be when I start her up in the mornings. Is this normal? or do I need to reseat the TOR's? I will try to post a pic of it tonight when I get home.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. I will definately give the sealer a try. Any brand suggestions? I am assuming this can be had at a local parts shop? Autozone maybe?
 

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I've also used the regular "clear" silicone and it also works great. Just glob it on the header pipe, install the muffler, and wipe off the excess.
 

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Any old silicone (pure silicone) will do--it will withstand way more temp than your header/silencer junction sees. I used GE silicone on my old BSA at the header/head junction and it lasted for years when the headers would get cherry red for 6-8 inches.

I don't recommend over-tightening the clamp on the silencer...you can create a problem whenever you need to remove and reinstall the silencers. I do recommend removing the silencers only when you have to remove them as in replace them. For other type maintenance, I try to leave them alone. Remember, you can lower the rear wheel easily by taking the shocks loose at the top and removing them from the mount (you need a center stand or bike jack for this).

Larry
 
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