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2013 & 2014 Vector LTX exhaust pipe breaking near clamp

Discussion in 'RS General Talk' started by yamarider13, Jun 19, 2018.


  1. yamarider13

    yamarider13 Veteran

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    36
    Location:
    East Central Wi
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2014 Vector LTX
    2015 Venture GT
    Has anyone else seen this exhaust pipe break (see pics) with only 4 to 5000 miles on there Vector? Happened to my 2014 last year and now my sons 2013 this year with only this many miles. I had them both welded by a pro welder but just seems odd I had it with both sleds with low miles. Has anyone ever put an extra support somehow in that area to relieve some stress?
     

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  3. DGZRT

    DGZRT VIP Member VIP Member

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    777
    Location:
    Stevens Point Wisconsin
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2009 Vector LTX, 08 Vector shorty, 98 XTC 500 & 600
    Yes mine had the same break at about 8k. I have 12k on it now and just the weld no reinforcement . I looked into some support but opted not to pop rivet anything to the tunnel.
     
  4. 1nc 2000

    1nc 2000 TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    531
    Location:
    Marquette, MI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Yamaha FX Nytro RTX SE
    I broke 3 headers on my fx nytro in the exact same place. The last one I broke I had a professional welder weld it up. It has held up fine ever since.
     
  5. yamarider13

    yamarider13 Veteran

    Messages:
    36
    Location:
    East Central Wi
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2014 Vector LTX
    2015 Venture GT
    How many miles since you had it welded?
     
  6. Roger

    Roger Expert

    Messages:
    262
    Location:
    Osgoode Ontario Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2012 RS Venture GT (power steering doesn't work when real cold)
    2006 Indy 500
    It happened to my RS Venture GT as well, with about 20 000 km on it.
    I had a pro reweld every joint on that piece of pipe, as they all looked cracked.
    2 200 more km on the freshly welded pipe, and so far so good.
     
  7. 1nc 2000

    1nc 2000 TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    531
    Location:
    Marquette, MI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    Yamaha FX Nytro RTX SE
    It's been about 3 years since it been welded. I would guess at least 3000 miles, but not sure on an exact number.
     
  8. yamarider13

    yamarider13 Veteran

    Messages:
    36
    Location:
    East Central Wi
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2014 Vector LTX
    2015 Venture GT
    Well I got her back together and hopefully it will last longer this time.
     
  9. TrueBlue

    TrueBlue Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    358
    Location:
    Franklin Park, IL
    Wount'nt this be under your warranty if you had one.
     
  10. thor452

    thor452 Because I can Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    2,778
    Location:
    Shawano,WI 54166
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2012 Apex XTX 2017 Sidewinder LTX-LE
    Y.E.S. would cover this if you have it.
     
  11. maim

    maim Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    4,059
    Location:
    sudbury on
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2011 apex xtx/ 2009 phaser rtx/x/ 1997 et410t/r
    has anyone checked the rivits that hold the tunnel to the bullkhead? seen this happening on apex's and rx sleds with high milage that where ridden hard. on my list to check on my apex this season.
     

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