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Hi all. I was taking my exhaust extensions off to put on some new Kuryakyn ones when lo and behold I snapped 2 of the bolts right off. I wasn't turning the ratchet too hard (I didn't think) but they broke anyway. Now I get the fun of drilling them out and re-tapping the holes again. Wish HOA had put a little anti sieze stuff on the darn things prior to selling me the bike, LOL. Anyone out there know if I use anti-sieze compound on the bolts holding the exhaust extensions if it will make them any easier to remove the next time I have to do so???

P.S. Anyone know if there is an easy way to take the exhaust pipes off the bike? (one of the bolts that broke is on top)...

Thanks in Advance.
 

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The mufflers come off easy. Loosen the muffler clamps at the front of the muffler then remove the bolt holding the muffler under the saddlebag. Start wiggling the muffler and pulling toward the rear of the bike.

Anit seize will help. The hardest part is when you are reinstalling the mufflers. Those heat shield at the front of the muffler can be a bear to realign.
 

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Be sure to use a anti-seize rated for high temps - like exhaust or furance work - and yes it will make a BIG difference

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Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Thought anti sieze would work but wasn't sure. Never did much mechanicing when I was younger. Don't quite have the knowledge base some others might. LOL
 
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