Mutter Fume .
I poisonly wouldnt use locking compound / cement 9 loctite ) THOUGH it's unlikely to chew out / take metal with it , IF theyve been in ' a while '
like a few thousand miles . itll be burnt out or crystalised !
Theres Copper Coat / koper Kote . Copper Graphite PRESSURE SEALING Anti Sieze Compound ! . Now you know ! .
This is very good for lots of things .Like Steam pipes . ( then theres Stem pipe Gasket paper !! ) and stains superbly . !
Oidinarrilly - Fit the Exhaust LOOSE , Nipped just , at head - bolts or rubber bands thrown in elsewhere . FIRE IT UP , run it for a few minutes .
Whip It of .
Use your 12 inch steel bar to cautiously & firmly ' BOTTOM ' the steel stubs . Now there right for life . Or a season or two , anyway .
( If you think youve got problems , the usually self inflicted Commando
' Issues ' make yours pale into insignificance ) .
The Trick on anything like this is CLEANLINESS .
( The stupid plastic FORD gear lever retainers fall out , incessantly . If Oily .) CLEAN OUT THE HOUSING . CLEAN THE THREADS
PROPERLY / COMPLETELY . On Both . No Residue on a white rag . Test Fit finger tight , for galling . No Major Burrs tolerated .
Now your gear lever wont fall out , if fitted DRY maybe one drop of loctite . EXHAUSTS . Slop on koper Coat ,
So As ALL the threaded surfaces are PRE COATED when you smear it round & disperse excess - so It Dosnt stain .
With The ' Firmed in ' warm ( Hot ! ) to get the differential expansion licked . Your home & hosed . Stub wise .
AND theyll come out WITHOUT tearing up the threads . Warm , with a Tap of a Hammer on the 12 in tommy bar .
Your not trying to wring their neck , you aretaking up the slack , a thump with the palm of your hand is about right .
Put On the pipes , give em a good wiggle , Nipdown fittings , give anuther wruggle to neutralise . Pull em up firm . the Bolts .
PIPES Wassel apparently were O.E.M . supplyer ( Major )
MUFFLERS , if its running correctly itll idle along and wont need much throttle , on the STRAIGHT THROUGH Glass Pac. mufflers
Triumph speced *
* ( on straight through mufflers ) in their PERFORMANCE FIGURES .
You can always throw mutes ( Commando
) up the ends . so the ' twitter ' like NORTON did . to cut the crackle .
But thats like muting the worlds best Saprano .