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do i need exhaust collets?

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by alan hodge, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. htown16


    Apr 29, 2009
    I safety wire the nuts on mine. Drill a hole in one of the fins on the nut. Thread the wire through this hole and then around the nut holding the front rocker cover on and tighten. You will be able to remove the rocker cover nut and put it back on without having to redo the wire. Don't drill a hole in a head fin. The wire can saw through it. The exhaust nut fins are much thicker so no problems with them.
  2. Danno


    Feb 7, 2010
    The SS clone has the Mk III cones, but the Titanic has crush washers. I was careful to smash them a bit at a time as the exhaust was on an off a couple times. Good tip about the Honda crush washers. Do you by chance have a part #?
  3. cjandme


    Feb 5, 2011
    I don't have the part number where I can access it but I got some for a 350 from a dealer before and the size was spot on.
  4. Bob Z.

    Bob Z.

    Mar 30, 2012
    Quick search:

    2 piece for $8
    The ad text mentions using graphite gaskets if noise from the joint.
  5. Torontonian


    Dec 28, 2009
    Honda CB 350 copper rings. Actually smear everything moving with high temp copper. Never use a retaining ring. Tighter the better.
  6. Torontonian


    Dec 28, 2009
    Yes buy the special tool. BMW airhead tool is even better to use !
  7. marshg246

    marshg246 VIP MEMBER

    Jul 12, 2015
    I agree, except that I use a little Nickle Anti-Seize on the threads. They tighten quite a bit more without undue force and I've never had them come loose after one retighten.

    The Permatex Anti-Seize I use says it's good to 2400f. No matter if it is or not - I helps get them tight.
  8. triumph2


    Aug 13, 2008
    I’ve used and reused the same Honda exhaust washers for years and they’ve never backed off.
  9. ashman


    Jul 11, 2010
    I only use the crush washers on my exhaust and if the pipe is still a bit lose add another crush washer, but new crush washers should be OK.

  10. Danno


    Feb 7, 2010

    That's the stuff I use, but never tried it on the rosettes. Good tip.
  11. Tornado

    Tornado VIP MEMBER

    Dec 5, 2017
    I recently bought stainless 750 rose nuts from RGM for my future de-balance pipe project on my 850 MKII. On their website, they recommend a black steel sealing washer over the copper to prevent loosening.

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