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oldmanx

new exhaust studs...loctite or antiseize?

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After several frustrating hours :thumbsup: , I managed to remove both broken exhaust studs on the left side exhaust port...one via drill and tap (super careful use of a center punch required)...the other via the welder and nut method. :ride: My question now is should I use copper flake anti-seize or some type of threadlocker on the new studs? I'd think that the anti-seize would be better for future removal, but I don't want them to loosen and fall out on our pending trip to the Hatfield and McCoy trails.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

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Since they remain hot while riding, it's unlikely they will come out. The anti seize would do the trick.

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Antisieze most definitely....You don't want to go thru that all that extra work again incase you want them out again... :thumbsup:

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been using antiseize on mine for ever, in fact when I get a new used bike, this is one of the first things I do. Install new exhaust gaskets and put antisieze on the studs and nuts.

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