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Old 03-12-2010, 09:00 AM   #11
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I'd be suspicious of the leaks at the exhaust nut, as they more likely represent thread problems, since--as previously noted--the sealing rings there are basically indestructable. I could only speculate that these rings might be damaged by having everything loose and consequently a hot jet of exhaust compromised them. Or, they could have been in salt water for a year or other such silliness.

Put (hi temp) antiseize on the threads on the heads and then get the nuts tight and check them frequently ... is the best approach.

A really nice set of photos of all the "gaskets" is here

Optimol TA is the best antiseize for this application--they don't sell stuff suitable for German vehicles down to Pep Boys.

#8, BTW, is the clamp--the gasket is #7.
Kent Christensen
'12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S
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