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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-05-2015, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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My 2013 XCT rear cylinder exhaust has a burnt spot on the heat shield. I have talked to dealer service tech which they say is not covered under extended warranty. They believe the problem is a leaking gasket on the rear cylinder head pipe. The dealer wants $450 to replace both cylinder head gaskets and a new heat shield on the rear exhaust pipe, or $800 for a new rear exhaust. Please give me your opinion on what may be causing the burn on the heat shield. Do you think it is the leaking head gasket? Do you think that replacing the head gasket and new heat shield will keep the new shield from burning again? Only engine mods are factory stage 1, took air strip out of breather and put it back in when i noticed burning. I have 60,809 miles on it and just noticed this two months ago. I used metal polish and it removes it real good, but as soon as it heats up the burn comes back. Thanks
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It adds character. I know this doesn't help, but I wouldn't let that bother me
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Did you check under the heatshield to make sure nothing is stuck under there transferring heat between the pipe and that spot?
How about your AFR? Maybe your engine or rear cylinder started running lean and hot for some reason.

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There is no gap between the heat shield and pipe.
There has to be a gap between pip and cover

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there is a small standoff keeping the shield from directly touching the pipe.

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do they think its the head gasket? or exhaust pipe gasket? you can get the exhaust gaskets for about $3 each at a parts store, and find a nice used heat shield for cheap. head gasket i would think should be warranty work.

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60,000+ miles on a 2013, that's impressive.

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Your CCT is running way too hot to do that. If you look down at night when it's pitch dark, you'll see your rear head pipe glowing red in the reflection on the front belt cover. especially in 2nd, 3rd or 4th gear between a steady 2500 and 3000 rpm. Regardless of what you do with your lower fairing doors.

Anyway, if you have an exhaust gasket issue, I'd certainly try to replace those without a dealer. If it needs a head gasket, as has been said, it doesn't seem right it wouldn't be covered by the warranty.

Does your CCT have a PCV or any other modifications?

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60,000+ miles on a 2013, that's impressive.
Uhmmm, thats a SORE a$$ if ya asked me, I have a 2013 that I bought June of 13 and mine only has 7 thousand miles on it But I also get about a 4 or 5 month break from riding in the harsh winter we have.

Oh yah, and I agree with the others, looks to me like the chrome shield is sitting against the pipe and that's causing it to blue, should be some air gap.

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Uhmmm, thats a SORE a$$ if ya asked me, I have a 2013 that I bought June of 13 and mine only has 7 thousand miles on it But I also get about a 4 or 5 month break from riding in the harsh winter we have.

Oh yah, and I agree with the others, looks to me like the chrome shield is sitting against the pipe and that's causing it to blue, should be some air gap.


i was just shy of 5,000 miles this season before totalling mine

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