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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-12-2008, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust tip removal

I have recently discovered that one of my exhaust tips is loose.
It looks as though some of the rivets are loose (exhaust gas is also seeping out!)
Has anyone had the tips off? And if so, what size and type of rivets work best?
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Get a centre punch and hammer at the rivets. Most likely the spot welds has broken off internally and not the rivets. I had the same problem with the RG3s.

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thanks for the advice, will have a go tomorrow!!
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I have recently discovered that one of my exhaust tips is loose.
It looks as though some of the rivets are loose (exhaust gas is also seeping out!)
Has anyone had the tips off? And if so, what size and type of rivets work best?
thanks
Tony
This is a common fault on F4 especially the left hand side (as you seat on the bike) exhaust which fails because some people use it to lift the bike onto the paddock stand.

1) You will need to remove that exhaust.
2) Use a approx 5 mm drill to just remove the heads off the rivets.
3) Once the heads of the rivets are removed us a 3 mm punch and punch the rivets out or should I say punch the rivets into the exhaust.
4) Remove the end S/S band and then pull the tip off and remove all the internals.
5) You will then find that there are 3 welds and one of them will be broken.
6) Have it re-welded, S/S weld only.
7) You will then find that all those rivet ends all rattling about inside your exhausts.
8) You will need to drill a 8 to 10mm hole in the back off the exhaust, turn the exhaust upside down and shake untill all the rivet ends are removed.
9) Now you can rivet it back together using 3 mm S/S blind rivets.

Hope you can under stand this quick write up, if not, let me know
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Nicely written step by step post.

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Thumbs up exaust tip removal

thanks again guy
hopefully with instuctions like this i can't fail!!!!
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You should also check the springs because they become shortened by heat and start rattling, best to replace the springs (two different sizes) once the tips are removed.

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thanks again guy
hopefully with instuctions like this i can't fail!!!!
If you get stuck, let me know and I will post some pictures that will show you how to complete the job at each stage, as I have a set of exhaust myself that I need to modifiy this week.
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If you get stuck, let me know and I will post some pictures that will show you how to complete the job at each stage, as I have a set of exhaust myself that I need to modifiy this week.
I'm going to try and send you the pictures any way, a picture says a million words.
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I'm going to try and send you the pictures any way, a picture says a million words.

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