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Really stupid question...
Started at 08:41pm on the 29th March, 2018 by rustygman
rustygman Subject: Really stupid question...
So my bank holiday monday will be spent fitting our hosts 50's style exhaust to my 350 iron barrel. So my stupid question is do I use exhaust gasket paste at the header and the silencer join or is the fit tight enough not to warrant it? As always, thanks in advance.
Posted: 08:41pm 29th March, 2018
Chris [Stockport] Subject: Really stupid question...
Bathroom silicone sealer does very well and does NOT burn off. I've used it for years. -C
Posted: 08:43pm 29th March, 2018
PeteF Subject: Really stupid question...
Yep, ordinary bathroom sealant. Be prepared to fit spacers to line things up. As Hitchcock's warn you, there's not two frames the same.
Posted: 09:35pm 29th March, 2018
Alan R Subject: Really stupid question...
And I'll add my vote to that as well------- Exactly as Chris has stated-------Tips}--- make sure as much carbon as possible has been removed...I find that "whetting" the inside of the hole first, then tooling some sealant in, and around there helps it take to the Alooominum head....I'll deliberately put too much on such that when you fit the pipe the surplus willforce its way out at the front.....Having one of our hosts finned heat dissipators pressed up against this surplus will give extra sealing..........Finally wipe off any unwanted surplus with a damp or wet cloth......Leave overnight and ride away in the morning.....s_l225
Posted: 10:20pm 29th March, 2018
rustygman Subject: Really stupid question...
thank you gents - bathroom sealant and a bit of brute force and job is done. Have really missed having the bullet on the road as I laid her up over the winter as i was away travelling in india. Cannot wait to get thumping around the lanes of kent and sussex next weekend.
Posted: 03:16pm 2nd April, 2018
bogie Subject: Really stupid question...
I have fitted a couple of these to a 350, the only problem I found was the bracket on the down pipe to the frame under the gearbox.I had to bend it to line up to fit .No problems with leaking. Perhaps I was lucky Ray.
Posted: 09:43pm 2nd April, 2018
bogie Subject: Really stupid question...
I have fitted a couple of these to a 350, the only problem I found was the bracket on the down pipe to the frame under the gearbox.I had to bend it to line up to fit .No problems with leaking. Perhaps I was lucky Ray.
Posted: 09:43pm 2nd April, 2018
John R Subject: Really stupid question...
Why do you think this was a stupid question? Sounds perfectly sensible to me.When I started off with my Bullet, I asked some much more basic things than that and got lots of help.
Posted: 02:31pm 15th April, 2018
Adrian Subject: Really stupid question...
OK, a BASIC question, then! :o)

A.
Posted: 04:55pm 15th April, 2018
rustygman Subject: Really stupid question...
Well John R I have owned my bullet for 11 years and been biking for nearly 40. I considered it stupid because I would have expected to know the best way to fit a bullet exhaust by now. I actually could not remember the best answer specifically for a bullet so I knew here was the place and it was (as always).
Posted: 08:46pm 15th April, 2018

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