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post #1 of 9 Old 04-21-2012, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Header torque specs

Hey guys, does anyone know the torque specs for nuts that hold the header in place? I've searched but couldn't come up with any.

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-21-2012, 12:23 PM
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post #3 of 9 Old 04-21-2012, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Yes!!! Thanks jeffie7! Now i can get to finishing my 900rr conversion

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Personally I would have just snugged it softly one handed and if the exhaust leaked I would have tightened it up a bit.

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Personally I would have just snugged it softly one handed and if the exhaust leaked I would have tightened it up a bit.

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After I had it together and running, I realized I didn't use anti-seize. The nuts came off no problem from the original header so I figured it should be ok. I don't plan on taking the new header off lol

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It's also a good idea to check/tighten/retorque after a full heat cycle. The tend to loosen during that process.

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Thanks guys! Ill be sure to recheck the torque after im done with the heat cycle!

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+1 to the heat cycle, plus, if you put new crush gaskets on (like you should) then those will also soften in the heat cycle and crush farther, so you'll need to re-torque to spec for that very reason as well.

Mine were way loose when I went back to check on them, but I got lucky. I went about 1000 miles before I checked them.

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