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Old 02-26-2007, 09:24 PM   #16
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I'm not sure why you would want to put anti-seize on the part that attaches to the cylinder head. That part isn't screwed on, it is clamped on and as near as I can tell you would never need to remove it. In fact if it were seized on it might hold even better.



I think on the website he says that you can put seize on or not, your choice. I could be wrong as my German is a bit rusty and Babel Fish made for entertaining though not terribly informative reading.
You are probably right, but I can't see it being a problem either. One day I might want to go back to the original set up and re-use the clamps elswhere.

Considering some of the more "out there" schemes that I have seen on advrider, these things are very much down to earth and value for money. By the way, I have no commercial interest in the product. I've put my money where my mouth is and have purchased and installed the lock nuts. Now I am telling you guys about it. That's all.
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:33 PM   #17
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Excellent find. I know someone who could use them.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:01 PM   #18
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Very cool! The only way it would be nicer is if fins were machined onto it like the original exhaust nuts. It costs me $55 to have the threads repaired - and there's no way to tell they were ever stripped. But for the off chance one gets stripped and I'm not able to get it repaired right away, this would be a great solution.

You're kind of hard on those exhaust nuts, Frank! You know, it is possible to purchase a short version of the exhaust nut wrench - a steel head that contacts the fins and has a 3/8" square hole to accept a socket wrench. I believe Ed Korn makes them.

Is that a problem with the roads in Australia that the exhaust loosens up? Or is it the way you ride?
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:07 PM   #19
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Very cool! The only way it would be nicer is if fins were machined onto it like the original exhaust nuts. It costs me $55 to have the threads repaired - and there's no way to tell they were ever stripped.
That's a very good price. I was quoted a whole lot more for the job.
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:32 AM   #20
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By the time you factor in shipping to the States, it might not be feasible for you, but when I've had stuff shipped from Australia it hasn't been that much.

The guy here who does it created his own die for the threads. He grinds back the old threads, builds up the area with the welder, then cuts new threads.

I agree, it's a great price.
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:48 AM   #21
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No kidding that's a great price. Bob's BMW charges $125 and I was quoted much more locally here in Canadian dollars. For me, it would be cheaper to get these units and as a bonus not have to worry about it every again. Plus I'd be ready for Australia and the country's well known reputation as a consumer of exhaust threads...
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:49 AM   #22
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The exhaust clamps come from Germany not Australia or NZ. According to Google they would cost US $114 including shipping.

Did you have to take the head off to make the repair? The local guy has also made a die and uses the same technique, for me the clamps worked out to half the cost of the repair. I would have still have had buy two replacement exhaust nuts. I may still have the threads repaired in the future, but that would not stop me from continued use of the clamps.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:44 PM   #23
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A nice, elegant solution, even if you do lose some of the (largely theoretical) cooling around the exhaust port from the finned clamps. The threads on my 85 are perfect and I have never had to remove the exhausts on the road but if I did.... well these would save me a lot of grief because I don't lug that heavy exhaust wrench around with me.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:45 AM   #24
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Thanks all! Looks like the clamp is the way to go. In the future, I'll definitely cut them off. Sucks too, because I just read something about that, but I thought some pbr would do the trick. Doh!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:32 AM   #25
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Soooo is it bad if I can spin the nuts off with my hand? I don't have any exhaust leaks, and there is a liberal coat of antiseize involved.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:53 AM   #26
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Very cool! The only way it would be nicer is if fins were machined onto it like the original exhaust nuts. It costs me $55 to have the threads repaired - and there's no way to tell they were ever stripped. But for the off chance one gets stripped and I'm not able to get it repaired right away, this would be a great solution.

You're kind of hard on those exhaust nuts, Frank! You know, it is possible to purchase a short version of the exhaust nut wrench - a steel head that contacts the fins and has a 3/8" square hole to accept a socket wrench. I believe Ed Korn makes them.

Is that a problem with the roads in Australia that the exhaust loosens up? Or is it the way you ride?
Could you tell me who you used in Oregon? I've heard about a guy located there that does very good work at a reasonable cost.

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Old 04-02-2013, 03:01 PM   #27
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You might want to remove when those bolt threads strip. Remember, they are still exhaust bolts and exhaust bolts strip threads too. At least I have seen it happen on many a setup with bolts holding the exhaust on.
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