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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-29-2013, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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remove exhaust for crash guard?

Just bought an E-Bay engine guard. picture in link below.

Do I need to remove the front exhaust pipe and if so do I need to order a new exhaust gasket?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Engine-Crash...p2047675.l2557

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when sharky and i put mine on i reused my gasket. i have issues with my exhaust manifolds and planning to rplace the manifolds with all new studs/bolts when they get back from being powder coated.

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Thanks Goofin, Just hope my exhaust bolts aren't sticky and break.

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spray them for a few days before trying. i have bent and stripped studs on mine. dont know why but no leaks

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Since the bike is down for repainting I'll give 'er a shot of lube tonight. I'm trying to get little jobs like this done before I remount the tins.

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Be VERY careful with those exhaust studs. Over the years rust causes them and the nuts to weld themselves together. If you have to, it is way better to cut the nuts off and replace them rather than break them off in the manifold. And far worse is breaking the manifold studs off in the heads. I put anti-seize stuff on all the nuts and studs several years ago when I had the exhaust system off, and loosen and retighten them about once a year.

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I'll use penetrating oil for a few days and maybe take a torch to the nuts before trying to remove them. Also,,, how do you cut on of those nuts off??? They're acorn nuts so I can't crack them can I?

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you should be able to cut them with a dremel if need be

the ones on my 86 had no problem coming off nor did the ones on the 96 motor i have now

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