04-25-2011, 04:51 AM #1
what causes the exhaust pipe bolt to loose?
been riding my slx 780, from morning til afternoon, running fine, starts fine, when i let it rest for a awhile, after it won't start anymore, and i check 4 bolts of the exhaust pipe loose... what cause this? and does it not start when the pipe loose?
04-25-2011, 04:59 AM #2
Vibration and general bouncing around can loosen any bolt. I would remove the bolts and check the threads, if all is ok then apply loctite and tighten to factory torque let it sit and cure for a day at least.
04-25-2011, 06:09 AM #3
Also, in addition to the above, make sure your front and rear mount are also installed and tight. The 4 big bolts are not the only mounting areas.
The exhaust pipe is waterjacketed. It's possible that when the 4 bolts loosen, water is being drawn into the cylinders on the downstroke due to the lost seal causing the no start situation. Something to consider anyway.....
04-25-2011, 06:37 AM #4
your getting an air leakfrom the pipe, the reversion signal in not there, the pipe get heat cycles on it , this expands the metal when hot and contracts when cool, this can loosen bolts....loctite is ok but safety wire is better if possible. If you can use studs that might help as well...imho
04-25-2011, 09:13 AM #5
ok got it, air leaks.. causes engine won't start anymore... and also the bracket bolt on the rear, loose also, better put a loctite next time =) thanx
04-26-2011, 04:14 PM #6
04-26-2011, 05:26 PM #7
04-26-2011, 05:42 PM #8
Impossible to say..... You have to fix what you KNOW is wrong and then go from there.
My only point was that some two strokes, will start some times with no exhaust system in place.
Fix the known issues and see what happens..... and take some pics. Sometimes pics help.
04-26-2011, 05:54 PM #9
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i've been firing two strokes for yrs hell i used to ride my dirt bikes around with no pipe at all ,like Art said though they don't run very well
04-26-2011, 09:56 PM #10
il install the pipe back ang try again... i observed this skii before, runs great in the morning, afternoon won't start anymore... =(
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