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What is the proper torque on this connection. Just read my owners manual and want to get this one right before I have any problems like I have just read about on here. I did try and look it up before asking but didn't find it anywhere. If I were to ask this question on the Reflex site the moderator (sorry Bruce) would in turn tell me it was in the file section before telling me the spec.. Hope you guys understand. I'm new to the Burgman (had mine for 5 days now) but not new to scooters or turning wrenches. Thanks Tom
 

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It would be helpful if you posted what model & year you have. I put 46k+ miles on my 07 400 & never had a problem with the studs & never put a wrench to them. Now muffler to exhaust gasket that's a different story. :wink:
 

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16.5 pound feet per my service manual...section 2-6
 

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Thanks Duster. Desert Rat, I'm not trying to be a smart ass but all the way at the right it shows what my ride is. It is also shown in my signature. Also since I posted in the 07 and over 400 section I would think / hope that this value would be the same on all these units. Believe me I don't want to piss off anyone here. On the Reflex site they encourage us to check these bolts once a month. The other day while riding it sounded like there maybe a leak so I just wanted to check. I really just think it was because the Burgman is louder than the Reflex I'm use to. Thanks for your reply. Tom
 

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The gasket between the cylinder head & the exhaust manifold
on a 400, is not usually a problem. Besides, getting the proper
size socket ON those nuts will result in prolonged mumbling......
the gasket between the exhaust manifold, & the exhaust pipe
is another story. THAT is the joint that benefits from periodic
attention....because that is where the exhaust is taken apart
to remove the muffler & bracket, so that you can get the rear
wheel off. The gasket at that joint is the one that has a
tendency to leak.
 

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So I was able to get the 6mm allen wrench on those cylinder head studs and they were a little lose so I snugged them up to 16.5 ft. lb. I guess the next question is when I remove the exhaust system and if I keep it in all one piece I shouldn't have a problem at the joint in question, should I? I hate leaks in my exhaust system.
 

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That exhaust joint rarely leaks. As the others have said, the one that leaks is at the muffler to the header pipe. That's also the one that is much easier to get to.

That gasket for the 2007 400 failed after a few thousand miles. Suzuki changed it for 2008 and later years, and it lasts a long time. I've had many tire changes and never had to replace the newer style gasket.

It may be a problem area for your old scooter, but not on this one.

Chris
 

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Desert Rat, I'm not trying to be a smart ass but all the way at the right it shows what my ride is. It is also shown in my signature. Also since I posted in the 07 and over 400 section I would think / hope that this value would be the same on all these units. Believe me I don't want to piss off anyone here. Tom
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Not a problem. :thumbup: Some how my brain must have been not working very well when I replied. Of course I can blame it on the temperature yesterday which was 111 here. Didn't ride today I drove the car with A/C to work. :wink:
 

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Your Burger might sound louder because of that monster 400 cc engine buried in there somewhere :D
 

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/\ 111 dF!?!?!? Well you do live in HOT SPRINGS after all. Your Burger would probably melt onto the road anyway :|
 

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/\ 111 dF!?!?!? Well you do live in HOT SPRINGS after all. Your Burger would probably melt onto the road anyway :|
Ridden in hotter then 111 lots of times in the past. It's just as I get older I'm becoming smarter & I take the Diesel Jetta with A/C. :thumbup:
BTW were I work in Thermal it's 5-10 degrees hotter then were I live. Work at 65' below sea level, live at 1200' above. :wink:
Is 105 with 8% humidity right now just after 12:00 8)
 

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At 12:13 today, it is 65F with 50% humidity...cloud cover at 90%. Beautiful weather.

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Shouldn't need the A/C today. ;)

Chris
 

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Daboo said:
At 12:13 today, it is 65F with 50% humidity...cloud cover at 90%. Beautiful weather.

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Shouldn't need the A/C today. ;)
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Be up in your area in a week for my cruise to Alaska with my wife. It's 110+ & we are trying to figure out what jackets to pack. :lol: Juneau is showing 54 now with 40% chance of rain.
 
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