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post #1 of 13 Old 03-30-2011, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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I am in the process of installing my Graves exhaust on my bike. I have removed the exhaust, but the bolt that holds the catalytic converter will not budge. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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I am in the process of installing my Graves exhaust on my bike. I have removed the exhaust, but the bolt that holds the catalytic converter will not budge. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
I have no problem removing cat from mine gen4. So I think you must try harder...
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I'm just going to assume your both talking about the pre muffler box not the cats because I'd also assume the cats are inside your headers!

Take your time, get it on a stand and it shouldnt be a problem!
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Weird. The bolt wont move. It feels like if I twist any harder I'll strip it. The only reason Im leary is that I already stripped 2 bolts. The two bolts that hold the 2 bars that hold the fender eliminator to the subframe. It feels like whomever put this bike 2gether used power tools and locktite. :( I have an appointment Saturday for the shop to back the bolts out if they can. They are charging me $90 to drill through the holes and loosen/remove the bolt that holds the cat canister to the frame. Any suggestions in helping me save my $90
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Weird. The bolt wont move. It feels like if I twist any harder I'll strip it. The only reason Im leary is that I already stripped 2 bolts. The two bolts that hold the 2 bars that hold the fender eliminator to the subframe. It feels like whomever put this bike 2gether used power tools and locktite. :( I have an appointment Saturday for the shop to back the bolts out if they can. They are charging me $90 to drill through the holes and loosen/remove the bolt that holds the cat canister to the frame. Any suggestions in helping me save my $90
WTF??? They can't just hit it with an impact wrench for you for like $10? That's ridiculous. You need to break the locktite free with an impact wrench or a long breaker bar and a hammer. Even a manually operated impact wrench (the kind that you hit with a hammer while holding it) should break it loose. Take that $90 and go buy yourself the tool to do the job. Then you'll own the tool and the next time you need it you won't have to pay someone else.

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what state are u in

maybe some one on here can help u out
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If you're in Northern California, I'll be able to help you, man.
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Might be an obvious question but did you try and soak it in wd40 and let it sit for a few hours?
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No i didnt but im gonna try and spray some on it today. Thx. Im in Richmond VA
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I had to do that to my exhaust manifold on my SRT before. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. Let me know if you have any luck with it.
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