Sportsters from 2004 on are rubber mounted, but the exhaust is bolted solidly to the frame. Does this not put a strain on the exhaust port bolts? Is that why when I checked all my bolts the other day and found the rear nut laying on top the tranny?
How can you be sure they are tight enough? The gasket seems to give a little more every time I retighten. I don't want to break a stud.
Ward, don't you think you were a little rough on the Beaver last night?
2005 XL1200C Vance & Hines Staggered Short Stacks w/QQ Thunder Monster Baffles, D & M chrome spike air cleaner, 48, 185 jets, 12" Burly's, Mustang Cyclone solo seat, Progressive 412 shocks.
2009 FXSTC Vance & Hines Big Radius, V&H air filter, 16" RSD King Apes w/1 1\2" risers and 1 1/2" riser extensions, Progressive 422 shocks, Corbin seat.
Last edited by squeekie; 11-05-2012 at 03:12 PM.