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Old 03-11-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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Airhead exhaust question

My new to me '95 R100GS has two exhaust leaks that I would like to address.
I would like to have the new parts before I tear it apart.

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One leak is at the exhaust pipe nut.
Do I need both 12. clamp ring and 13. compression ring?

Also, I need gasket 8.
Is there a part at the parts store or exhaust shop to sub for this that is not 13 dollars?

I hope this effort to be prepared will not jinx me with my exhaust pipe nuts.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:39 PM   #2
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Is there a part at the parts store or exhaust shop to sub for this that is not 13 dollars?
There's probably a part in your recycling bin that will work. Snipped up strips of beer can work nicely. No, seriously. If that doesn't seal to your liking, then a strip of fiberglass will work fine too.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:20 PM   #3
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parts 12 and 13 are both needed fer-sure!
But unless some one intentionally vandalized them, you re-use them as they are steel and don't "crush" like other seals and gaskets.
I used some .030" aluminum roof flashing for the other gasket and it worked excellent. The softer the aluminum the better, which is why flashing works great.
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:27 AM   #4
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There is also some exhaust sealer made by Permatex that might work for you. However, were it me, and exhaust leaks bothered me, I'd bite the bullet and buy that gasket and be CERTAIN that it would work...If it's leaking at the head, I think I'd buy both the parts there...although I agree that in theory, they should be able to be reused...
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:13 AM   #5
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Snipped up strips of beer can work nicely. No, seriously.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:30 AM   #6
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Does it need to be imported Euro beer or would a Coors or Miller can work just as well? Just not sure about the whole metric versus SAE thing....

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Old 03-12-2010, 07:33 AM   #7
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:35 AM   #8
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Me too. But it appears that most airheads would drink beer from a crusty sneaker as long as it was free.

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