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Exhaust bracket behind rear cylinder on 2007 FLHX

There is an exhaust bracket directly behind the rear cylinder under the seat. (its the first bracket behind the "Y" on the cross over.) The bracket appears to have a tab that bolts to a brace but the tab piece is not welded to the exhause bracket...I can't tell if the weld broke or if it just rides up against the exhaust bracket.

Question: Is the small bolted tab supposed to be welded to or just come up against the exhaust bracket?

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If I follow you right, this tab is just butting up against the exhaust pipe?

If that is the case, I think there should be a clamp there that wraps around the pipe and the tab the support the pipe. Don't forget the exhaust system moves with the engine on the rubber mounted motors.

Also I think the bolt is there for slight adjustment in the alignment of the pipe.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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