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Old 19-03-2017
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My 2103 has developed a rattle where the exhaust slides into the flange on the engine. I take the pipe off pretty regularly to replace the silicon and o ring (usually after the pipe gets a bump). There is a little groove inside the flange now so clearly the pipe is rubbing.
It's my first 2t so I do not have a feel as to whether the pipe is fitting snuggly enough or maybe the pipe is bent?
Is there a fix for this? Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 20-03-2017
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Check for straightness , do you use a good sealant? The pipes are a weakness in 200's , sitting well down and waiting to be hit. We keep good O rings on ours and use exhaust silicone seal and get pipes straightened to seat squarely in flange. I notice that if its not fitting well, the bike may lean off a bit too. Is the groove uniform all way around, I think it is factory made

What is it rattling on? Frame or bashplate? Also check the other rubber mountings, they are "swing joints" on parts list, they will wear and add to the looseness of the lot
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Old 20-03-2017
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Thanks Jeff that's a good list to check.
I use locktite 596 ( red colour high temp sealant) and OEM o rings.
The pipe is not touching the frame or bash plate but I can't be 100% sure the rattle is in the flange either. When I push the pipe slightly to one side the rattle stops so it could be an alignment issue. Is there a fool proof way to check alignment other than to eye it in?

I have never replaced the rubber mounts so will try that also. How about the springs that hold the pipe into the flange. Are they a consumable item that need to be replaced regularly?
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Old 21-03-2017
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I have never replaced the rubber mounts so will try that also. How about the springs that hold the pipe into the flange. Are they a consumable item that need to be replaced regularly?[/QUOTE]


springs should wear but are a cheap item, so if looking tired replace them , are they tensioned, or have the clips on pipe been bent?

if only KTM updated the 200 like it did for the 250 & 300...........
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My 2103 has developed a rattle where the exhaust slides into the flange on the engine. I take the pipe off pretty regularly to replace the silicon and o ring (usually after the pipe gets a bump). There is a little groove inside the flange now so clearly the pipe is rubbing.
It's my first 2t so I do not have a feel as to whether the pipe is fitting snuggly enough or maybe the pipe is bent?

Is there a fix for this? Any ideas would be appreciated.
The fix is to clean the area up with Shellite and then use Selleys 'brick and concrete' silicon sealer liberally around the o'rings. It's a viton based sealant that offers awesome support to the pipe/barrel join. Cheap as chips and works unreal, also it's grey and doesn't look like a bodgy fix.
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What the hell is shellite Nutty? Do you put the silicone stuff on after fitting pipe(smear it around pipe/manifold gap) or on orings then insert or both?

I tried rtv but it didn't last long-dunno if heat or oil/fuel/spooge it didn't like
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What the hell is shellite Nutty? Do you put the silicone stuff on after fitting pipe(smear it around pipe/manifold gap) or on orings then insert or both?

I tried rtv but it didn't last long-dunno if heat or oil/fuel/spooge it didn't like
Shellite man! Solvent..

Evaporates quickly and leaves no oily residue! Good stuff!

I use RTV red on the EC as well. A add some to both mating surfaces and let it sit for 20mins or so before putting them together. Seems to work well.
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