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Offlinegogs01

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    Exhaust header nut torque
    « on: 2019-10-02 21:16:44 »
    I have a 2017MY R1200RT LE registered in November 2016.


    It has done 35,000 miles and the exhaust pipes were not as clean and shiny as I would like.


    I've removed the whole system and got it looking better, I even managed to put it all back together !


    The one concern I have is that I couldn't find a figure for the torque for the nuts securing the header pipes to the cylinder head.


    Can anyone tell me what the torque figure is, or direct me to where I can find it ? They were surprisingly easy to undo, so I'm guessing the figure will be fairly low !   ;D
    My 4th R1200RT = 2016 (2017 MY) R1200RT LE

    OnlineDavid.

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      Re: Exhaust header nut torque
      « Reply #1 on: 2019-10-02 22:15:27 »
      Found these figures for a Wethead R1200LC GS/GSA, http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Wethead%20Torques%204.pdf

      Page 5 - Exhaust header to cylinder head M8 19 Nm.
      « Last Edit: 2019-10-02 22:17:09 by David. »

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        Re: Exhaust header nut torque
        « Reply #2 on: 2019-10-03 09:08:36 »
        Found these figures for a Wethead R1200LC GS/GSA, http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Wethead%20Torques%204.pdf

        Page 5 - Exhaust header to cylinder head M8 19 Nm.


        That will do nicely - thanks David.   ;)
        My 4th R1200RT = 2016 (2017 MY) R1200RT LE

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          Re: Exhaust header nut torque
          « Reply #3 on: 2019-10-11 21:28:37 »
          Hi, I found this for my 2015 R1200RT
          It's about the Ride! For those who have experienced the joy, no explanation is necessary: for those who haven't, no explanation is possible.

          Offlinegogs01

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            Re: Exhaust header nut torque
            « Reply #4 on: 2019-10-11 22:07:15 »
            Hi, I found this for my 2015 R1200RT


            That's very interesting - may I ask where you found that ?
            My 4th R1200RT = 2016 (2017 MY) R1200RT LE

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              Re: Exhaust header nut torque
              « Reply #5 on: 2019-10-12 09:40:26 »

              That's very interesting - may I ask where you found that ?
              It's from the workshop CD-ROM by the look of it.
              Pete

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                Re: Exhaust header nut torque
                « Reply #6 on: 2019-10-12 10:03:15 »
                It's from the workshop CD-ROM by the look of it.
                Pete


                Yes, you're probably right - thanks.   :)
                I re-checked my Rider's Manual thinking I might have missed it in there, but no.
                The CD-ROM is available on eBay, but my MacBook Air doesn't have a CD drive.  I would buy a Haynes Manual but it seems to be more concerned with the GS (same exhaust header nuts, I know, but I would prefer something RT specific).
                My 4th R1200RT = 2016 (2017 MY) R1200RT LE