Airhead exhaust nut alternative installed.

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Kokopelli, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. Ekke

    Ekke RTW Adventurer

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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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  2. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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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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  3. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Life is for good friends and great adventures Supporter

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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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  4. GCCR

    GCCR Been here awhile

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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!:wink:
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  5. Kt-88

    Kt-88 I like everything.

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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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  6. GCCR

    GCCR Been here awhile

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    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.

    Thanks,

    Dan
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  7. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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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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  8. black knight

    black knight Been here awhile Supporter

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