Airhead Exhaust Threads: Alternate Repair

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Lornce, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    A friend, frustrated with the wait and cost involved with repairing the knackered exhaust thread on his '83 R80ST, found this nifty product offered by Walter Price in Germany at:

    http://www.price.gmxhome.de/sternmutterersatz.html.

    Very nicely finished pieces:

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  2. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    The thread on his left jug's exhaust spiggot is well and truly bunged.

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  3. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Walter Price's widget to the rescue:

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  4. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Just bolt the two peice clamping ring to the spigot's threads:

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  5. AnnieGS

    AnnieGS Namasté, bitches!

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    Nice widget.

    as for prevention, how much do exhaust nuts cost? something like $15?

    The PO of my r80 bodged the exhaust threads and had them repaired. For the last five years I've loosened them, added a little antisieze, and tightened them back up as part of winter maintenance. If things get ugly, I'm just gonna crack off the nuts. :1drink
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  6. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Then draw the one piece ring tight, with the provided bolts, while compressing the original clamping rings into place on the exhaust pipe.

    It's a slick cure that takes only minutes to install.

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  7. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    And makes Airheads two-thumbs-up happy. :D

    Frank and his newly silenced R80ST.

    :thumb :thumb

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  8. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Those are a pretty cool idea. :norton
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  9. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    I knew you'd like 'em, Jason.

    Cost was $160Cdn to Frank's door in 5 days.

    Thread repair was going to be close to $300 and over a month of riding time. A month's PRIME riding time! Which in Canada, of course, is priceless.


    :norton
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  10. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    those thread do look like a show-stopper. practically non-negotiable.

    I think maybe it was Datchew who first brought these to my attention... maybe a few months ago, now. Dont forget to anti-seize those little bolts, too, probably. Dont want those to seize up, either :lol3
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  11. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    and don't EVEN ask whether to use silver or copper colored anti-sieze.

    you may as well start a "what's the best oil" or "mac vs. pc" argument first to just get warmed up for something like that.
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  12. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Too bad they don't have fins. But it is a cool idea.

    Are they stainless or aluminum?
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  13. jtwind

    jtwind Wisconsin Airhead

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    They are $32 these days.

    There was another thread awhile back that talked about these clamps. JT
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  14. Bobo1167

    Bobo1167 On a different frequency

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    Lornce, I'm in the market for the clamps too. I've had a message into Walter who makes 'em in the old country, but have no reply in two weeks.

    Did they come direct from Germany? Or was there some north american connection where they can be found?

    I have also reverse reamed the threads off one of my airheads and don't wanna take the heads off for repair.

    Thanks bobo
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  15. R80Camper

    R80Camper Tame gravel rider

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    ISO same info as bobo. (also serving as test message)
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  16. Bobo1167

    Bobo1167 On a different frequency

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    Walter Price [walter.jr@gmx.de]

    Walter is human and goes on vacation (40 weeks a year for Germans :)). I got through to him and now have my new exhaust clamps in hand.

    Now I have to do the work to actually put the RS back together.

    bobo
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  17. shawn

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    Have made enquires about this item and have had instructions back to pay using Moneybooker service. I hate putting credit card details in sites I've never heard of, in fact I won't! How did you guys pay for yours?
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  18. Bobo1167

    Bobo1167 On a different frequency

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    Because of the being in Germany and stuff Walter likes to get paid by Moneybookers. I was impressed with the extremely complicated sign up procedure.....Sign up, wait a day, verify your email address, insert CC info, they make a 1 to $2 charge, wait a day, verify that amount back to them, then they will actually allow you to pay for stuff.

    If ya want, you can send me a check and I'll do the Moneybooker stuff on my account. Walter ships by mail quickly once he's got the money. PM me and we can work on that.

    bobo

    OH, nevermind, you being in the UK already. Why don't ya just drive over and pick 'em up.
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    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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  20. shawn

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    Doing the Paypal thing now! Cheers!:D
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