04-22-2008, 09:37 AM #1
quick ? on exaust install, thanks
this may be a dumb question, it's just that I am about as "anal" as it gets, especially with my ski..
Just installed Riva Free-Flow exaust pipe on my 07 RXP (thanks Slider, rxpblast).. sounds sweet, very happy, however:
1. Where the pipe connects to the exit coupler, the pipe is very very close to the bottom of engine compartment, like can't fit a pinky finger under there close.. should I place anything under it to protect inside hull from heat/possible movement of exaust pipe?
2. I tucked bailer tubes and cooling hose from J-pipe kind of together using zip tie and connected all three to VTS wires coming from VTS motor, hose was riding right on exaust pipe and thought that could possibly melt... that ok? *J-pipe hose is not kinked at all, just bent over top of pipe instead of running underneath and touching exaust pipe, and provided the clearance by zip tieing to VTS wires
-the pic is from RIVA's instruction print out, I do not have a picture of my install at this time, hope its enough for some feedback, thank you!
04-22-2008, 09:43 AM #2
04-22-2008, 09:47 AM #3
it is not sitting on the hull, just pretty darn close, I'm suprised Riva didn't include something in the kit for this or advise of this situation
any ideas on material that would have high heat resistance and can be purchased at a hardware store or other common store? thank you
04-22-2008, 10:15 AM #4
ReDevil.. just got off the phone with Riva Tech., he said that the pipe is ok as close as it is, and that it should not burn hull or cause problems, if it does, he said there are other issues, the pipe should never get that hot he said.. from your experience, I may head to an auto store and get some sort of exaust wrap just to be safe, thanks!
04-22-2008, 10:55 AM #5
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Also remember, that the exhaust system floats during installaton at the factory, and no two exhaust systems are installed EXACTLY the same...so if you loosen the waterbox strap, loosen the Jpipe, and loosen your rubber connection at the exhaust tip...you should be able to rotate the whole assembly (move Jpipe, rest will float) and gain a few more millimeters of clearance...
04-22-2008, 12:37 PM #6
thanks! I haven't riden it yet, I am going to take it out and run it and see how hot it gets and decide what I am going to do from there
04-22-2008, 12:49 PM #7
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you should also un-zip tie those bailer lines, they have to be hung up...
the check valves need to be vertical.
I also agree that the pipe should not get that hot. if you run WOT in the heat will be at it`s hottest and will quickly cool down when idling.
found some pics to see bailer line orientation example...
Last edited by Pale Rider; 09-29-2008 at 07:08 AM.
04-22-2008, 01:02 PM #8
thanks.. I'm at work, and don't have a picture of the install, but my bailer tubes are in the upright position, check valves? yellow fitting on them? that is up.. and tubes are up vertical
04-22-2008, 01:03 PM #9
oops, check valves ... good one, I'm not sure on that one, I'll have to check when I get home, I know the tubes are in upright position
04-22-2008, 08:52 PM #10
Even though they are upright they need to be tied to the top of the hull. Run them behind your other hoses and tie them up high or you take a chance of sinking your ski.
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