I shut the bike off immediately and removed the exhaust. I knew the clamp was no good, bc the plastic in the locking threads had melted. I also figured there should be a gasket somewhere, and the absence of a flange on the header pipe was concerning. Maybe the pipe was cut to fit and not flanged?
I came up with the following: (but could use some direction!)
-improper mounting screw(s) to top end (pic w rag is of threaded rod inserted on starboard side)
-mix/match incompatibility (black pipe)
I have new packing, will get new screws for header mounting (stainless ok?), and will order the gaskets but am not sure if they will fit this piece meal system. The cap reads: MZ-0023 SCREEN-TYPE, anyone know if the oval shape is generic and if a quiet core would fit something like this?
The header looks ti to me, and possibly the muffler due to the blued welds, but obviously not the black mid? The black pipe has spring loops on the muffler side, but not on the clamp side...stock? I assume the muffler is from MUZZY due to the faint sticker on the exhaust, but no other identification. Anyone recognize the header or mid? Any thoughts on how to proceed?
Edited by NorthernMNSurf, April 12, 2016 - 04:55 PM.