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    Default Hindle exhaust making passenger smell like fumes

    Has anyone figure out how to adjust the exhaust flow where a passenger will not smell. My wife when riding on back always ends up smelling like exhaust fumes just curious if anyone can help or has had same issue. We are rising a 2012 Rss
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    Did you install a larger windshield? A larger windshield can cause more backdraft, and bring the exhaust fumes forward.
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    I am curious about what the point of the post is about for starter point.

    Are you saying your rider ends up smelling like exhaust fumes? Yuck!

    Or are you saying that the passenger is smelling exhaust fumes? Double yuck! That could give a nasty headache or "carbon monoxide poisoning" if the ride was long enough!

    Wondering what you may have inadvertly done to change the airflow pattern around the riders? Can you temporally re-install the OEM mUffler or exhaust system to make sure it is the fault of the exhaust system?
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    Default Don't know..!!

    We have the Hindle exhaust but no fumes problem. I did install the K&N air filter run high test and seafoam which could make the difference. We are mostly on open roads and scooting along but even in the heat and traffic don't notice fumes...you may have a build up in the packing that a good run on the open road could clear out...good luck..!!
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    Have you checked for leakes in the exhaust system? Check around the manifold joints and the muffler itself.

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    I have the hindle exhaust and a tall CalSci windshield and at times we get a very strong exhaust smell. All depends on wind direction. I just deal with it. I'm used to riding sleds and you DEFINATLY smell like exhaust after riding one of those
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    Default another option

    you can make a simple flat bracket to lower your pipe closer to the ground. this definately helps alot with exhaust fumes, when you have a bigger w/s. plus it looks cool, and is also quieter, as the noise is pointed straight out the rear, instead of upward behind your head. credit to bigarm for this mod.

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    Default Hindle exhaust making passenger smell like fumes

    I have the same ride. 2012 rss se5 w/Hindle


    Never smelt a thing, neither has my wife.

    Good luck!

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    On my 08Gs, After i put on an F4 Large windshield with side wings i would get an exhaust back draft with the stock muffler, In the summer when i removed the wings the back draft would stop....
    Could be your windshield?



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    That used to happen to me. It turned out I had bad Y gaskets. Once in installed the Honda gaskets, that problem disappeared. That was over 20,000 miles ago...no problems since.

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    Well my wife after a long ride is usually "exhausted" too! Sorry I just could not resist!


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    Default Hindle Exhaust Smell

    Do you have Saddle Bags or No Saddle bags??> Saddle Bags may give you more direct air flow out the back thus reducing the chance of exhaust odors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NancysToy View Post
    Did you install a larger windshield? A larger windshield can cause more backdraft, and bring the exhaust fumes forward.
    Stock short windshield nothing changed there

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLooney View Post
    Do you have Saddle Bags or No Saddle bags??> Saddle Bags may give you more direct air flow out the back thus reducing the chance of exhaust odors.
    No saddle bags have been added

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    Quote Originally Posted by Some Guy View Post
    That used to happen to me. It turned out I had bad Y gaskets. Once in installed the Honda gaskets, that problem disappeared. That was over 20,000 miles ago...no problems since.
    I will have to have this checked I am coming up on 1,200 miles and was going to get services at 1,500 miles switching to synthetic oil

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