Hi all ! Attempting to replace the exhaust studs on my xt (2003). One had snapped before I got anywhere near the bike and I managed to snap the other three all by myself !
(and I had soaked them in penetrating oil for weeks in readiness) It was suggested that I remove the head for better access, which Ive done. However before I start drilling the remnants of old studs out, Ive encountered an unexpected problem with the headers insomuch as they are rusted solid to the cylinder head. Because the old pipe was rusted through in a few places Ive cut it off thinking I would be able to get molegrips on the left over pieces and lever them out easily, Wrong! Anybody got any ideas or top tips to remove them ?
Ive yet to order a head gasket, any particular places I should buy one from ?
Is there an alternative to "yamaha bond 1215" used for sealing the rocker cover to the head, assuming I ever get the studs and exhaust bits out ?
Many thanks for any help guys !