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Old 12-09-2019, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2016 AXYS 600. Trying to remove the exhaust can, unhooked all the springs, thinking this should just pull right out, but it's not moving. Am I missing something??
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have to pull it UPWARD to get it off the cross bar it rests on.
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Have to pull it UPWARD to get it off the cross bar it rests on.
I must have to "man handle" it. I noticed it sits on that rail, that is what I was doing, pulling it straight up Thought there might of been something else.
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There are four springs. One is down low, hard to see. Near the chain adjuster
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Make sure you have ALL OF THE SPRINGS removed ... as @stormrider3 mentioned, there's a hidden gem down by the chaincase. It's kind of a PITA to get at, so be patient.
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Old 12-09-2019, 02:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Make sure you have ALL OF THE SPRINGS removed ... as @stormrider3 mentioned, there's a hidden gem down by the chaincase. It's kind of a PITA to get at, so be patient.
I must not have seen that spring, will have to inspect again. Thanks so much for the replies
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I must not have seen that spring, will have to inspect again. Thanks so much for the replies
Take a long piece of thin , but strong string and thread it thru the top hook of the lower spring. Fish the two ends up near the top of the can...pull up and then out, this will unhook the spring. Installing the spring is a PITA. Clip the lower end of the spring to the "bar" before installing the can. I tie the string to the top hook so I do not loose it behind the can. Pull up and "steer" it into position.
The can does slide into a rail near the bottom of the can, but there is also a post that it must seat on, too.
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Old 12-11-2019, 02:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Take a long piece of thin , but strong string and thread it thru the top hook of the lower spring. Fish the two ends up near the top of the can...pull up and then out, this will unhook the spring. Installing the spring is a PITA. Clip the lower end of the spring to the "bar" before installing the can. I tie the string to the top hook so I do not loose it behind the can. Pull up and "steer" it into position.
The can does slide into a rail near the bottom of the can, but there is also a post that it must seat on, too.
I was able to get it removed. Those springs are no fun at all.
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did you celebrate like the sled just gave birth and hold it to the sky once removed?
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did you celebrate like the sled just gave birth and hold it to the sky once removed?
I drank a few beers, before, during, and after.

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