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Old 04-10-2012, 06:23 PM
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Default How do I know if I have an exhaust leak on my FLHTK

Just installed Vance and Hines power duals with monster ovals.I also put on a screaming eagle vintilator and power vision. I think I have a front exhaust leak but could just be the air intake. How can I tell?
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:48 PM
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Does your exhaust pop when decelerating?
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:03 PM
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My heavy breather makes it sound like an exhaust leak but more from in front than while on the bike. I'd be willing to bet that you would be able to hear an exhaust leak while in the saddle a lot better.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:11 PM
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Try covering the ends of the mufflers with your hands while the engine is running (use gloves to prevent burning). This will sometimes let you hear any leak that may be elsewhere in the system.
Also look for any black or carbon around any of the head pipes or any other joint in the system.
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Does your exhaust pop when decelerating?
You can check with something as simple as an incense stick or anything that puts off enough smoke to easily see. With bike idling hold it below area you suspect is leaking and watch for smoke to move around. zoozoo is right about the exhaust popping on decel, if it doesn't pop your probably OK.
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