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I just replaced the exhaust gasket (or connector as parts diagram calls it) at the mid-point where the muffler pipe slips on the the header pipe, and after a short run up the road, I believe it is significantly quieter than it was before. It may also have sqelched some of the rattly- poppy sound the engine makes when it's pulling hard. I'm pretty sure that I evidently had at least a small leak. I used the newer connector gasket for the 08 model that Daboo had recommended--worked perfect.

I was also successfull in getting the 02 sensor unplugged by using a pair of long 45 degree bend needle nose pliars and a pair of medical forceps. Just in case anyone else needs to know, the tab on the side of the connector must be pushed OUT--NOT IN--to unlock it.
 

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and you had a pair of medical forceps to hold ???? something aromatic maybe ? like a wd 40 soaked patch ?
 

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This gasket, sometimes called packing is standard replacement item on not just Burgman but also Helix/ReFlex/SilverWing Vespa, etc. I carry spare. Exhaust system (muffler) needs to be removed for tire change.

I'll use a little never seize to make taking off easier and hopefully not hurting the packing. I have learned 'Vespas burn them out-----Helix (had 4) driven wide open for days, burnt one out on me, too.

Burgman I suspect after 4 tire changes or so might do same. Own work can be better than not so careful bike shops.
 

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helmethead said:
...I was also successfull in getting the 02 sensor unplugged by using a pair of long 45 degree bend needle nose pliars and a pair of medical forceps. Just in case anyone else needs to know, the tab on the side of the connector must be pushed OUT--NOT IN--to unlock it.
Good info. Thanks for passing it on. :thumbup:

Chris
 
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