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I've read in several threads people mentioning the carbon fiber TOR exhaust in the earlier versions leaking. Where exactly do they tend to leak? I was thinking between the can and the header. My 2001 ST had the CF can on it when I bought it in July with 1487 miles. It now has almost 6K miles and I noticed the other day that it sounds like an exhaust leak is coming from the exit/tail pipe.

Just wondering if anyone else has had that problem or if I am just inhaling too much exhaust standing back there listening for it. :razz:

And is there anything that can be done about it short of buying a replacement?

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I'm on my 7th TOR CF can....this one is the only one that hasn't leaked and is a new part number compared to the old ones according to my mechanic.

It used to leak on the topside of the can where the CF meets the metal nearest to the front of the bike. Lots of black carbon would pile up and you could feel the exhaust escaping. It would also cause nasty backfiring on extreme deceleration (160kmph -> 50kmph in seconds).
 

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Hokie,
this is a known issue to Triumph and has been for a long time.

My CF can was replaced FOC by my dealer under warranty with a Triumph SS race can.

sheol, is correct the leak is where the acrbon outer of the can meets the front steel flange and is noticable by carbon deposits around the base of the CF tube.

Some riders have experienced no problem but it is well known and documented by Triumph as a fault.

Davem :cool:
 

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Thanks guys. I'll keep an eye out there. The previous owner told me he took the bike in for the break in maintenance and when he went to pick it up, the dealer had put the CF can on it, FOC from what I understand. I've heard this dealer is very much into performance and does things like this to make sure his customer's bikes are running optimal. Pretty cool if you ask me.

Anyway, if it starts to leak there, I'll take it back in and see what happens.

[ This message was edited by: Hokie on 2006-12-15 07:05 ]
 
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