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Old 06-03-2015, 10:49 AM
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Exhaust Nuts

Is there a reason Yamaha used the barrel nuts on the exhaust? The ones that were on mine were really bad looking. I replaced them with SS nuts and washers.
I saw someone on Ebay selling one barrel nut for $10.

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Old 06-03-2015, 10:55 AM
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Is there a reason Yamaha used the barrel nuts on the exhaust?
Yep... The stock head pipe flanges has recesses for the nuts and a standard nut won't allow you to get a wrench on them. If you have an aftermarket exhaust with no recess you can use standard nuts...
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I have stainless acorn nuts on mine. They were slathered with plenty of anti-seize compound before installation.
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Yep... The stock head pipe flanges has recesses for the nuts and a standard nut won't allow you to get a wrench on them. If you have an aftermarket exhaust with no recess you can use standard nuts...
My pipes are Jardines. That is why I did not see a reason.

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Put some anti-seize on those nuts. Stainless has a strong tendency to gall when used like that.
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:37 AM
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Put some anti-seize on those nuts. Stainless has a strong tendency to gall when used like that.
Thanks for the info.

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Old 06-09-2015, 10:48 AM
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Sorry I'm late for this discussion but I purchased the Allen Nuts from here:

http://www.boats.net/parts/detail/ya...-08004-00.html

for $2.52 each. They worked great.
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Sorry I'm late for this discussion but I purchased the Allen Nuts from here:

http://www.boats.net/parts/detail/ya...-08004-00.html

for $2.52 each. They worked great.
What year did you use- 1978? I did not see 1980.

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I bought them for an 81 XS1100SH. That model is not listed but they worked and looked fine.
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The '78-79 OEM exhaust nuts were chrome and needed a 6mm allen wrench. The '80-81 nuts were only zinc plated and needed a 8mm wrench.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:03 PM
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Bill,

Put some anti-seize on those nuts. Stainless has a strong tendency to gall when used like that.
Thanks I will. I have to take them off soon anyways.

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