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    Heavy duty springs Better?

    1998 GP1200
    I am using the stock springs on my factory triples. I see i think riva and factory offer heavy duty springs. What performance gains or how are these better. or are they the same?


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    Hey Kris..

    One thing for sure they'll make short work of your mitts..!!!
    If you don't have the tool for stretching them..!!

    Think:... slash-slash slashed to frik..!!!

    Pretty sure they're just to locate the pipes into the head collars better..
    Oh and tear your hands up good... Believe me..!!

    I've only ever used the heavy duty ones myself...

    Gerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by quadzilla View Post
    Hey Kris..

    One thing for sure they'll make short work of your mitts..!!!
    If you don't have the tool for stretching them..!!

    Think:... slash-slash slashed to frik..!!!

    Pretty sure they're just to locate the pipes into the head collars better..
    Oh and tear your hands up good... Believe me..!!

    I've only ever used the heavy duty ones myself...

    Gerry
    I have all the pipes off already. Took them off before i went on vaca. I ran all new waterline and put new collars on. I am going to clean up the old ones and put new gaskets in them. But they seemed ok to get off a little hard but had a pair of pliers look a likes and got them off no sweat. But just wondering before i put them back on should i get new ones or use the existing ones? they look ok!

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    The stock springs (the one's that came with the pipes) will fatigue after being removed/installed many times. The Heavy duty springs help keep the pipes seated up against the Kevlar packing better, ensuring no exhaust leaks. I personally only run the HD springs. There is no performance gain unless you develop an exhaust leak.
    Mike

    Gerry is right when he says to get a spring tool to use for installing/removing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfgp927 View Post
    The stock springs (the one's that came with the pipes) will fatigue after being removed/installed many times. The Heavy duty springs help keep the pipes seated up against the Kevlar packing better, ensuring no exhaust leaks. I personally only run the HD springs. There is no performance gain unless you develop an exhaust leak.
    Mike

    Gerry is right when he says to get a spring tool to use for installing/removing.
    I must have the spring tool. My pops gave it to me and said that this will help! It looks really old. You know one of those old tools that you say, why dont they make these anymore! haha! Yeah i have already thought in getting hd springs. Do i get them from factory or riva? I have to still get those kevlar packing that i called seals or wahtever. So maybe through factory huh?

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    I bought mine from Riva, but go wherever you can get the best deal....check w/Jerry here at greenhulk and see what he can do. The pipes have rubber o-rings as well as kevlar packing that goes into the exhaust manifold....you can buy it from Riva/FPP or several aftermarket companies....again check w/Jerry too.
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfgp927 View Post
    I bought mine from Riva, but go wherever you can get the best deal....check w/Jerry here at greenhulk and see what he can do. The pipes have rubber o-rings as well as kevlar packing that goes into the exhaust manifold....you can buy it from Riva/FPP or several aftermarket companies....again check w/Jerry too.
    Mike
    Yeah i hear you. I am going to see what jerrys got first then go with factory or riva. Does riva still have expensive and slow shipping?

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    I don't know....I haven't bought anything new from them in a while. Since I'm strictly "Old School", most of my purchases are in the secondary market.
    Mike

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