Having trouble getting akrapovic header into sleeve....




#1
I just bought a full Akrapovic exhaust system for my '13 hayabusa.

I have the sleeves/flanges installed but for christs sake I cannot get the headers into the sleeves...... any tips or tricks to help ease my pain??

I don't have a rubber mallet but I'm about to go buy one so I can pound it in. I'm just worried about damaging something..


I apologize if this is in the wrong section but I figured it would get the most views here.... I'm frustrated as hell and want to get this done ASAP. I appreciate any help
 

sixpack577

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#2
Got any pics?
Akropovic is known for their quality, and they tend not to have any issues.
Not doubting you have a problem either.
 

RYC1966

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#3
sometimes it is a puzzle...try to het the hard starting tubes in first...then the easy ones fall into place...keep all the bolts loose till you get the whole system bolted up..then snug them down
 
#4
Figured out the problem..... I'm a dumbass and tightened the flange too much. In turn that bent the flange and the sleeve inside it.... hopefully akrapovic will sell me a single sleeve and flange. If not I gotta round it back out somehow.
 
#6
Paitence is needed when working on motorcycles. Rubber mallets can lead to self destruction. Glad you got it figured out.

There is a special tool to insert in a pipe to fix it. Maybe find a local muffler shop and a 20 dollar bill may fix your pounding impaitent mistake.
 

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