What happens with the exhaust?

6 replies to this topic
  • bansheeater1

Posted October 18, 2008 - 09:27 PM


What happens to the Dr. D stainless steel exhaust when you don't repack it? Does it lose hp? Does it get louder? Does it ruin the exhaust? Thanks.

  • KJ790

Posted October 19, 2008 - 02:03 PM


Definitely the first two, and possibly the third if you run it long enough with no packing. It will get a lot louder and you will lose power. If you keep running it you run the risk of burning a hole through the can (tends to bust through more like an explosion though) and possibly even catch the number plate/rest of the bike on fire (I've seen it happen). Do yourself and everyone around you a favor and repack it when it needs it.

  • husqy360

Posted October 19, 2008 - 03:33 PM


its easy to repack at home? or just let the shop do it.

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  • Mtcrsst199

Posted October 19, 2008 - 03:46 PM


easy to do at home

  • grayracer513

Posted October 19, 2008 - 04:13 PM


Yes to all three, although number 3 takes longer. If you use the DRD repack kits, it's really pretty simple. The DRD pipe unbolts to disassemble it, so youdon't need to drill and punch rivets.

  • rickallen124

Posted October 19, 2008 - 09:12 PM


Dr.d's packing is really easy to use. Just get some high temp silicone, the right allen wrench, a rubber mallet and it shouldn't take more than an hour to do.

  • grayracer513

Posted October 20, 2008 - 05:47 AM


The bolts are not Allen heads. They are Torx bolts. I believe they are a #25, but the pipe will come with tool to remove them.

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