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Ever since I got my bike back from it's first service I noticed the the valve in the exhaust pipe squeaks when it cycles after I turn the key on.  Has anyone else noticed this?
 

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Its under the exhaust from back of the tank covered by a plastic / rubber cover with two bolts, it has two cables attached to a pulley. I just found it today and need to oil it myself.

 

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Well I have tried everything I know to quieten the squeak and it is still there. I guess I am going to learn to live with it or :evil: disable the thing.
 

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Your welcome ! Just reading the manual on EXCV inspection on page 7-3 and it says I quote

1.Turn the EXCV by hand and check that it moves smoothly. What do they consider smoothly

2. If it does not move smoothly, replace the EXCV together with the muffler body.

3. Decarbonize the EXCV if necessary. This one may or may not cure the squeak, what ever it is ?

Turning the EXCV is shown after removing the cables. Has anyone done this ?????

It also says that the EXCV is available only as the muffler body assembly.

Big dogs on the board what do you think ?
 

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Since I started this thread mine has squeaked on and off. I've forgotten about it. I don't believe that lubricating it is going to work for long because it's the valve that's squeaking not the actuator. The valve is connected directly to the exhaust and it gets hotter than any normal lubricant will withstand. I don't know what the answer is, but I'm not worried about it anymore.
 
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