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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 12:52 pm 
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Front exhaust manifold stud had sheared. Gutted

Local Honda mechanics won't touch it
Local off road specialists won't touch it

Guildford Harley will, but not until end of may.

1. How much do you reckon?
2. Is it worth getting the head gaskets done whilst they are fannying about (bit leaky)

I don't really want them near my bike btw

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 1:34 pm 
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Maz Tubs or BB ...... and get the gasket done at the same time ;)

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 1:45 pm 
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I feel your pain man...

I had the same thing on my X1, but both sheared. I thought I would be OK, I cleaned the threads up, put penetrating fluid on, but they both went. I took the head off and stuck it on the milling machine and drilled the buggers out then helicoiled both threads...

As you only have one broken, you can use one of these:

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and you don't need to take the head off.

You should be able to find an automotive engineering place that can do it for you...

Yourguitarhero, ex of this parish wrote a story about using his. He sent it to babybadger when he left Buells and he sent it to me, but it got lost in the post :( .

I later bought one, which you are welcome to borrow (it has done the rounds a bit) :sun: . PM me your address if you want to use it.

When you put it back together, use lots of Copaslip and treat yourself to some 5/16 UNF k-nuts

http://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p904/ ... _info.html

What makes you think your head gaskets are leaking?

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 2:15 pm 
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What makes you think your head gaskets are leaking?


Me.

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 2:51 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:56 pm 
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I've sent you a PM pash :)


What is that tool? Where can I order one?


I feel all at sea :(

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:07 pm 
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I'll send mine over tomorrow... Don't feel all at sea, find someone that knows how to use a drill, not just someone who owns one, and get to work with my jig...

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:22 am 
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Is there not a handy UKbegger that could assist you Docca? I'm not casting any aspersions over your capabilities, but I can remember the oil filter righty-tighty thing going a bit wrong.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:33 am 
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You want someone who knows how to use a drill...

I have found the jig, unfortunately the last person that used it blunted the drill (need to get someone that knows how to use a drill) and didn't return the tap.

You will need to remove the exhaust gasket and clean up the bore.

You will therefore need:
1/4" drill
5/16 UNC tap
Stud (from HD)
Exhaust gasket (from HD)

You will also need to rotate the engine and remove the headers, this may result in more broken studs at the rear, but it also puts you in a good position to change head gaskets.

I say take it to Maz, however if you still want the tool (even though you will have to find a drill and a tap) I can send it you...

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:06 pm 
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I agree with 'take it to Maz'


However, Maz is a good hike away. Last time, through kindness of friends (from another forum) I managed to get he bike driven up to Maz on Easter Sunday...and rode it back to Surrey myself after getting the train up. That's £200 right then and there, which I just don't have.

Bit fed up tbh.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:13 pm 
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will this be the kit for the head gasket?

http://www.twinmotorcycles.nl/webshop/a ... and_Buell_

and these the exhaust studs?

http://www.twinmotorcycles.nl/webshop/a ... haust_stud

exhaust gasket?


http://www.twinmotorcycles.nl/webshop/a ... _HD_models


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:27 pm 
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Maz will have all the bits.

If you were to buy them yourself, Blackbear will be cheaper than Twin Motorcycles, they will be able to find the parts in their literature.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:56 pm 
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Ok, but are those the right bits for an '05 Uly?

If Maz lived locally, or MORE locally ( ;) ) he'd have it no questions.

As is, Maz is a once a year luxury :(

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 2:15 pm 
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Well, the stud is correct. The head gasket is a James one, the standard HD one would probably be cheaper. The exhaust gasket looks right.

Let me know if you want me to send the tool.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:10 am 
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No thanks Pash. Thanks anyway

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