And use a peened over lock nut (not a nylon insert nut ) such as a stover type. This should be a permanent fix.
B- I'm in Charleston as well give LA Motors a call, last time I went up there they did not have the gaskets... As mentioned earlier get a couple... I'm out of the Country now, but when I get back maybe we can get together...
tightened up the bolts. started the engine.... stuck my hand down by the flange then revved the engine.... picture below is the result. this can't be normal. is it?!on the upside, no more hissing when i shut the bike off...but yeah. lots of carbon!
Cut your own or get some of the fiber filled copper ones for aircraft. They work well, too. There's really no code to have to work from for gaskets.Bare
The Nfieldgear catalog gives the torque requirements for the two nuts as 4 foot/pounds.That isn't very much torque but it will produce about 750 pounds (340Kg) of clamping force at each stud. That's a total of 1500 pounds (680 Kg) of force holding the exhaust in place.If too much torque is applied to the nuts in an effort to seal the joint, the studs may be broken off or worse, pulled out of the aluminum cylinder head.Go easy with the torque. A leaking joint is a lot better than a pulled out stud.