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Post  doubleD on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 8:08 am

How do I attach these springs?  They seem way too stiff.  What tools are you using?
Delkevic was out of the paste so I ordered WURT exhaust assembly paste; its rated for 1292 degrees.
Delkevic USA headqtrs is here in Denver, CO.  I picked up my set last month and have taken off the factory pipes.
  The head pipes are numbered and so is the collector, no more guessing.
The head pipes are not a tight fit into the collector.  Are you guys using shims or just the paste?
Are you using Delkevic's exhaust rings or reusing the stock exhaust rings or buy new stock replacements?
Delkevic said they ship many Bandit Kits to AUS so I know you guys have the answers.
Help me out. 
I cannot seem to figure out how to post photos from my laptop, any suggestions on that, too?

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Post  Hammy on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 8:26 am

I fitted a complete Delkevic system to my 1250.  Just use the paste. Not too much. You will need a spring puller tool. Delkevic supplied one in my kit. It was just a simple one made from hi tensile wire. Just a very small hook at one end and a handle of some sort on the other. I used the Delkevic gaskets. Dab a tiny bit of grease onto each one to help hold them in.  Keep everything nice and loose as you are fitting the pipes into the collector. The last one will be the hardest one to fit.  Best of luck.
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Post  barry_mcki on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 10:11 am

Most tool places will have an exhaust spring puller, you would want one with a T handle and not too long as there is not that much room at the exhaust ports:


This is not on a Bandit, just to give you the idea.

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Post  Hammy on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 10:12 am

barry_mcki wrote:Most tool places will have an exhaust spring puller, you would want one with a T handle and not too long as there is not that much room at the exhaust ports:


This is not on a Bandit, just to give you the idea.

The Delkevic headers only have springs at the collector end.
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Post  doubleD on Sun 29 Jun 2014, 3:10 am

Can I assemble the pipes to the Collector then mount the whole thing to the Bike?
Or do I bolt loosely the head pipes and bolt loosely the collector and get under the Bike to attach the Springs?
I swear these Delkevic Springs pull more than 100# tension.  I was thinking of using a leaker spring.
The paste has a 5 min window, then sets up like concrete.
Give me a step by step.  Details.  Any photos would be great.

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Post  Hammy on Sun 29 Jun 2014, 6:09 am

I fitted the collector to the muffler. Hang it loosely. Then connect headers one by one. 1-4. You will have to unbolt the radiator and it will pull forward a little. Tie it to the forks to hold it out of the road. It is very simple until you get to #4 header. Just keep everything very loose.
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Post  doubleD on Sun 29 Jun 2014, 7:39 am


I removed the radiator.  I'm replacing the spark plugs and the PAIR system and I'm removing the radiator cap assembly for easy access.

connecting these springs---------
heading to the garage.

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Post  barry_mcki on Sun 29 Jun 2014, 11:22 am

doubleD wrote:
connecting these springs---------


I think that if you had a T handle puller where you can use your whole hand (not just one finger), then it would not have been too difficult to stretch the springs.

Changing headers is a good time to do those other jobs, makes them all a little easier.  

Be diligent when re-installing the radiator, there is a thread on here somewhere about how to get all the air out of the system, it's not just a simple process of filling it up.

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Re: Delkevic attachment springs

Post  doubleD on Sun 29 Jun 2014, 12:07 pm

When I bought the Bike the first thing I did was to change the antifreeze and brake/clutch fluids.  I found the reservoir bottle empty, so I figured the Bike needed attention.  I did follow your suggestions refilling antifreeze.  This time I only drained the Radiator.

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Post  doubleD on Mon 30 Jun 2014, 5:32 am




I figured it out.  I re-stretched them.  Hooked them to my metal shelving leg and pulled them with my box end wrench.  These are true springs.  The end hooks free-wheel inside.
Less tension made easy connections.

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Post  doubleD on Mon 30 Jun 2014, 5:44 am


I meant to say that these springs are NOT true springs.  They don't return to their original position after being stretched.

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