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We've all been there:

The graphite exhaust bushing on the GT/GTS may last a month or a year but seems to always blow out when you are far from home or a shop. So, we learn from our mistakes, order two of them and toss one in the pet carrier, the other in the tool box so that the next time it goes out...

... we find that it's been crushed by tools and other things bouncing around.

Well, not anymore.

Introducing "Healing Exhaust Ointment", A heavy duty plastic case that safely stores your exhaust bushing, assuring it's in perfect shape when you need it most.


$5 Healing Exhaust Ointment, Case Only
*exhaust bushing not included, but shipping in the US is.
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Just enough room to accommodate the bushing in it's original packaging.
Just enough room to accommodate the bushing in it's original packaging.
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We are now offering the Healing Exhaust Ointment with and without the Piaggio exhaust bushing.

$5 Healing Exhaust Ointment, Case Only
$35 Healing Exhaust Ointment, Including Piaggio Exhaust Bushing 846097
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That is the newly improved bushing. Which way does it go? The wiry side goes toward the manifold or the muffler?
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Now you need to come up with a clever device that can expand the pipe and help insert the bushing.
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Motorsport sells a tool for expanding the exhaust. I've used it and it does work.

http://www.scooterwest.com/items/?_pageCCS=t#page=/item_details/Tool-Exhaust-Expander/2344

I'll find out what way the new bushing goes on and get back to you on that one.
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the wiki indicates that it goes with the wiry side out.

Wiki: Exhaust graphite collar
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Great idea. I just got mine. The price is right and I can stow the gasket anywhere and know when I need it it's going to be in perfect condition.
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oopsclunkthud wrote:
the wiki indicates that it goes with the wiry side out.

Wiki: Exhaust graphite collar
I wrote that article - and I was going on info supplied to me by an excellent Piaggio tech. However he never said that was what Piaggio had recommended.

I can think of circumstances where the other way round makes sense. The Kawasaki collars have no graphite - so no 'way round' to work out. Inserting the mesh end into the silencer will prevent the inside end getting mashed up by tight tolerances. On the other hand if the mesh is pointing out, it makes fitting trickier without fully expanding the flanges, but does make inserting the downpipe a breeze. I use the latter as suggested in the Wiki.
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Oh - if inserting mesh out, it's very important to use some 'easy-going' and well-fitting tool to insert the gasket. Easily made up from a standard small bar-end and a 'heavy' one as supplied with the top-cases bolted arse-to-arse. Or a couple of suitably sized sockets.
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