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KawaBonzai


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posted November 15, 2010 12:19 AM        
Got Nuts?

Yeah, ok, so here goes ...

Thought I had a exhaust leak, so I ordered a set of exhaust gaskets and figured I'd replace them all while I was at it.

Pulled the fairings off (what a pain) only to find #2 cylinder had the collar completely OFF and had slid down 4-5 inches. Me thinks problem found. Ok, may not be a gasket leaking, obviously things need to be tightened back up.

#1 and #4 both had one nut holding the collar on, no idea where they fell of into.

#3 had both nuts on, but I took them off with my fingers.

Decided to save the gaskets and see what happens when I just put stuff back in place ... correctly.

I got 8 new steel lock nuts, 8 steel lock washers and went to town. I even put Loctite on each stud, but I know the heat will just defeat that. there was not enough stud showing to safety wire each cylinder, otherwise I would have, hehe.

Guess next time I should not wait 6k miles to re-tighten my header nuts after a full system change.

Also, those darn collectors arch and bow like mad. Just torqued more.
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Bently


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posted November 15, 2010 05:22 AM        
I alway put my exhaust on and then warm bike let cool then re tighten. never check them again and never have any issues
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Shane661


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posted November 15, 2010 06:40 AM        
I will do a few heat cycles, maybe ride the bike around a bit, and then retighten.
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KawaBonzai


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posted November 15, 2010 10:21 PM        
Ive learned my lesson, hehe.
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