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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-19-2013, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Stock Muffler Mounting Question

I have a 2006 RSTD. It came with Bub mufflers (slip-ons) and the original owner threw in the stock mufflers. I started to put the stock mufflers back on the bike this morning and found that the stock muffler has a larger opening around the header pipe than the Bub's. There is really too much of a gap to even tighten the stock muffler onto the header pipe. I tried to tighten the muffler clamp but I thought I might screw up the opening of the muffler. I suspect that there was a shim or spacer that was thrown away when the Bub's were installed. I don't have a service manual so I can't look it up.

Do any of you know if there is shim/sleeve/spacer that fits on the header pipe, that the muffler clamps down on?


Last edited by Davo; 05-19-2013 at 11:43 AM. Reason: added word for more complete thought
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-01-2013, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Okay, figured it out. There are muffler gaskets and they run about $40/pair. They are a "one use" item. Unfortunately, the stock mufflers more quiet than the Bub's but they are more loud than I hoped. I didn't check to see if the PO had drilled them out before installation. Oh well, the situation is improved anyway. I also noticed a stronger gas smell in my garage when running the bike. I suspect the PO had the carb's rejetted when he installed the bub's. I'll have to check on that.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-29-2013, 04:39 PM
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What did you do with the BUB's? There are different baffles and wraps you can put on the BUB's
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