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post #1 of 10 Old 05-09-2017, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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Need help with Yoshimura rs3 bolt on

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This is not for my zx12, but I am buying a gsxr 750 as a second bike which comes with a yosh bolt on. As you know the bolt on pipe has two circular clamps going around it, one near the "bottom" and one near the exhaust opening, which are attached by rivets. The bottom one has come loose, there are only a couple of rivets in place while the others have somehow popped off- any experience here on how to repair this? I am assuming some of you may have encountered this on different bolt on pipes.
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If I understand it right, the rivets hold the pipe together, and when you repack it, you have to drill the rivets out. All you have to do, is get the right sized rivets, rivet tool, and put it back together.

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If I understand it right, the rivets hold the pipe together, and when you repack it, you have to drill the rivets out. All you have to do, is get the right sized rivets, rivet tool, and put it back together.
That's right; its part of the re-packing process. I just dont' want to go through the entire process and wondered if all I need are rivets and a rivet tool and can "insert" the new rivets just like that...
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That's right; its part of the re-packing process. I just dont' want to go through the entire process and wondered if all I need are rivets and a rivet tool and can "insert" the new rivets just like that...
That is all you have to do, re-rivet it together...

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That is all you have to do, re-rivet it together...
Excellent; thank you!
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Make sure you get the "blind ended" rivets!
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I will; thanks. This will be my first time working with rivets. I guess I can pick those up at a home hardware store? Yosh sells them on their site, but they look to me like they are just regular rivets that one should pick off the shelf?????
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Keep in mind that all rivets are not the same; like all screws or bolts aren't the same. Make sure you get the correct size for the diameter hole you have, and that you use the correct 'head' on the tool. Exhausts get very hot and vibrate, if you use cheap ones or ill fitting ones they'll seem do the job but keep an eye on them, they will work loose.

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Keep in mind that all rivets are not the same; like all screws or bolts aren't the same. Make sure you get the correct size for the diameter hole you have, and that you use the correct 'head' on the tool. Exhausts get very hot and vibrate, if you use cheap ones or ill fitting ones they'll seem do the job but keep an eye on them, they will work loose.

Thanks. I have been worried about that myself. I will see if Yoshimura provides the exact specs of the ones they have. I know they sell them...
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