Have you seen these? They’re pricey at around $400 but they work like a charm.
That’s pretty slick.
The trick with exhaust bolts and nuts is to back them out every 3-6 months and retighten them again, Cleans up the threads before they rust tight, always an issue when it’s heat cycled few times a day witch is normal with what we do. Takes 5 minutes.
@MuscleMyHustle 3/6 mth schedule = #1 Take machines apart and earwax every nut and bolt, #2 Learn everything I possibly can about rubber scrubbing because I day dream to have a 10th of @Hotshot 's knowledge and devilishly Handsome appearance.
You were saying…
I swapped mine after thinking about it for so long that it annoyed me. Didnt know the nuts could snap so easily so thankfully that didnt happen.
Where did you get your OEM muffler from?
I got mine from Dultmeier since I was ordering some things from them anyway. Probably the lowest price but no free shipping. Sprayer Depot would have been my next choice with their free shipping.
What is wrong with you people?
I said “a lot” in my head before I read your reply
Take it easy on the rubber scrubbers, there manufactured a little differently lol
JN equipment. Didnt really price shop too much, paid $200 for it.
Hey guys, I want to thank you all for the helpful suggestions you gave me for the muffler swap. I went ahead and ordered new studs and nuts, expecting the existing ones to break. I used PB Blaster on all the studs every evening for a week, and the swap went more smoothly than I could have hoped. Not a single broken stud.
When I installed the new studs that come with the muffler and reinstalled the nuts & bolts, I used copper anti-seize compound in all threads.
Again, thanks for the suggestions. (Especially the one about using PB Blaster @Innocentbystander)
Now that is dedication. And it sounds like it paid off. Good work.
I would not have remembered to do anything until probably the morning of the swap
I just REALLY didn’t want a stud to break…it was literally a 15 second project at the end of each day when I got back to my shop.
Just for what it’s worth I ordered a GX690 with an OEM Honda Muffler from Sprayer Depot for $1497. They order it directly from Honda is what I was told.
Ask for Brandon (800) 228-0905 x202
Must be s order thru that guy, csnt find a gx690 on their site.
Yes you have to ask about it. They looked it up in their system and placed the order.