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I have a 1996 roadking. i put vance & hines 2 into 1 pipe on it, the muffler has been sliding back 2-3 in. from the pipe since it was put on. the clamp is as tight as it will get and it still does it. any good ideas before i kill my motor?

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No you will not kill the engine just because the exhaust is noisy ,right first thought is to spot weld it with a mig welder ,but then its a harley and a burnt chrome exhaust wouldnt look right ,so its back to a colin style bodge job which is to use an old coke can between the two pipes so it fills the gap between the two pipes ,now if it will not go in then buy a smaller clamp if possible ,another soloution is to use a small bolt on the inside of the clamp so it pulls the bolt in tight which forms a point similar to a weld and the clamp will tighten it .but as its on the inside it cannot be seen unless you look for it ,Myself i still think either a new smaller clamp or a spotweld on the inside

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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  • jakmetz Aug 01, 2010

    the clamp is the one that came with the pipe, why doesnt it fit right, is this a common problem, and what will it do to the pipe? i dont want it just rigged!

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    Colin Stickland Aug 01, 2010

    well something is wrong here and i can only tell you how to overcome the problem ,best one is take the clamp back to the shop and see it they have a slightly smaller one ,sure their are plenty of ways to make it tighten but ?? if you want it too look right and it is a nice harley cruiser then a smaller clamp is the only answer .

  • jakmetz Aug 02, 2010

    thank you.



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