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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Potential Exhaust Issue

Good evening all. I have a 2009 Sportster 1200L and I bought it used a few months back. I have recently put on forward controls and the manual called for the removal of the exhaust.. i could remove it because the bolts on the cylinder where the exhaust connected were so rusted that i couldnt move them. I was able to get the pipe out of the way just enough to change the controls but now i have this extra vibration feel when I ride. It has sound like its a faster revving sound and a faster vibration than normal.

Anyone have any clue on what i had done? I though perhaps i losened the exhaust from the cylinder but i dont have a way of getting them off.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 11:23 PM
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I say go back through the entire process exactly as u did it. Make sure all bolts are secure and nothing was bent or is not sitt flush. Also, if it is rusted around the connection. I would recommend going to auto part store they have so many different products to get bolts off that are rusty. If u do that make sure to get a new gasket to replace on the exhaust from HD shop.
This is what I would do but just my .02. Best of luck

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 07:08 AM
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Is the exhaust touching your controls? If so it will transmit vibration, potentially through the whole bike.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 09:43 AM
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Get youself an impact driver. They're great for loosening frozen fasteners using a hammer .
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You might want to also check the exhaust brackets and make sure one of them isn't broken. If one of those is broken or loose they can cause a lot of extra vibration.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah the front exhaust is touching the controls... that could be it.
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