Exhaust header nut torque

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gogs01
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Exhaust header nut torque

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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
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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.
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Re: Exhaust header nut torque

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David. wrote: 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.  ;)
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Hi, I found this for my 2015 R1200RT
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austavla wrote: Hi, I found this for my 2015 R1200RT

That's very interesting - may I ask where you found that ?
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gogs01 wrote:
That's very interesting - may I ask where you found that ?
It's from the workshop CD-ROM by the look of it.
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milleplod wrote: It's from the workshop CD-ROM by the look of it.
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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).
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