After a few short drives, I already notice that the exhaust is dying
There are two holes in line with the main pipes…
… and a smaller hole before the muffler. I have only one week before the Saratoga meeting so I order a muffler with its outlet pipe and ask for express shipping, hello express shipping cost from Europe !
Fortunately I receive both parts on time. I ordered the outlet pipe as a precaution and to be sure that it will be compatible with the muffler
However, I’m disappointed with the manufacturing quality of these parts… as often!
Look at this curved fitting, it looks like a plumbing fitting, that’s impressive!
Connection to the main pipes is ok, that’s not too bad! I fixed the hole on one pipe with special exhaust paste, I hope it will last a tittle bit
The muffler is not exactly horizontal. I believe this is because the end of the main pipes has been cut and welded back, probably to try to fit regular 15 pipes, which are different from 15H pipes at this point
The outlet pipe does not look very nice so I add a Robri trimming piece
I was not sure about installing this trimming piece but I now love how it looks
As soon as I did significant drives, I noticed a fuel pump leak, so I removed it to replace the membrane…
… but I eventually notice that the pump body is badly waved. I try again the pump with a new membrane…
… but, as expected, it does not work better
So I find another pump, in good shape…
… I just replace the cover and associated gasket
This pump worked fine for a few weeks but eventually leaked also the same way, so I have to check that