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Just noticed some exhaust leaking out under the clamp that secures the stock muffler to the pipe. Is that common? Is there a gasket there? Or just needs to be tightened?


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It's normal. I tried everything to get a good seal with the clamp. During my next service I'm going to gun-gum it.
 

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Thanks for the tips, time to find a 9mm Allen socket.


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Same here...:p
 

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What kind of bolt do you have on the clamp that keeps the mufflers on the pipe?
 

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I just noticed that too! I rode shorts the other day (I know, I know, but it was em-effin' 105 degrees!) and felt hot air blowing on my left leg. My bike never takes off very well, so I'm wondering if that's related to the problem. Feels like it wants to stall out and I need to overcompensate the revs to keep it moving when I'm going slow or taking off from a stop. Not like any of my other superbikes AT ALL. Between that and the horrible stock seat that is my only complaint after 2000 miles.
 

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I just noticed that too! I rode shorts the other day (I know, I know, but it was em-effin' 105 degrees!) and felt hot air blowing on my left leg. My bike never takes off very well, so I'm wondering if that's related to the problem. Feels like it wants to stall out and I need to overcompensate the revs to keep it moving when I'm going slow or taking off from a stop. Not like any of my other superbikes AT ALL. Between that and the horrible stock seat that is my only complaint after 2000 miles.
Lol, if it was 105 degrees, I'd stay at home, or go to the beach. I've torn through 3 leather suits and always keep in the back of my head that that could've been my own skin and bones :eek:

About your stalling issues, when was the last time you synched your throttle bodies and reset the TPS? What mods does your bike have and at what RPM does it idle?
 

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It's normal. I tried everything to get a good seal with the clamp. During my next service I'm going to gun-gum it.
This may be a silly question but what do you mean by "gun-gum it[?]"

I have the same problem. I have tried loosing and repositioning the clamp with no luck. I removed the mufflers and put them back on to make sure everything what seated up correctly (didn't find any gasket/seal) and it still leaks. Other than tightening the clamp or putting new exhaust on anyone have any advice or quick fixes?
 

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I bought some Permatex Ultra Copper but been too lazy to try it.


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I have the same issue... it leaks from at least 3 clamps that are non-gasketed. I tried repositioning everything and it didnt help. You would think Ducati would make an exhaust system that diesnt leak soo much. Any advice would be much appreciated. I too have stalling issues from Neutral to first from a stop.

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See if it still leaks after you ride the bike and it warms up. The pipes could expand out and get rid of the "leak".

Another fix could be to take the pipes to a muffler shop and have them place the inner ones on a pipe expander. That should allow the outer to seal to the inner better. I did this on my superbike when Ducati switched the midpipe configuration back in 2002;inner and outer were swapped but slip on and half systems were not so you were basically left with two male (or was it female)ends so to speak.
 

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Good excuse for an aftermarket exhaust! :)
 

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I bought some Permatex Ultra Copper but been too lazy to try it.
I grabbed some of that Permatex Ultra Copper and put it on and it worked great. Fixed the leak from under the clamp and seems to hold up to the heat well. Thanks for the advice.
 
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