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nairb123

gt380 exhaust hangers

Postby nairb123 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:54 pm

Are there any part numbers for the exhaust hangers on a gt380. I guess they are the same on the 550/750. I have looked on the Alpha Sports web pages but cannot find these brackets listed separately.

The brackets are:-

exhaust hangers.jpg


I know they are held on with m8 nuts but dont know if they are held on with spring washer AND washer or just spring washer.

Ta
Nairb

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Alan H
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Re: gt380 exhaust hangers

Postby Alan H » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:12 pm

http://www.alpha-sports.com/suzuki_parts.htm

Says 'washer' and 'nut'.
But personally, I fit stainless flat and spring washers with a stainless nut - all from Toolstation where they're cheap as chips.
They do stainless nyloc nuts too. Yes I know they aren't OEM, but anything to make the bike safer and stop bits falling off is an improvement in my book.
They also do stainless 5 and 6mm dome nuts which look pretty wherever you can - like under the clocks and hold the chrome plates to the underside of them, or to hold the clock brackets to the top triple tree. I have a good selection and don't fit mild steel nuts/bolts and washers at all if I can help it.
Put a smear of copper grease on the threads before you put the nut on each stud, then you know they'll come off again without any pain!

Hope you're going to clean and paint the brackets first - I don't think that was an original Suzuki colour!!! :lol:
Proof that four strokes are over complicated

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Re: gt380 exhaust hangers

Postby yeadon_m » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:02 am

I think originally, they used loctite or similar, but I'm with Alan. It may well not be me taking them off in the distant future, but I like to build in the option to dismantle easily :D
Mike

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nairb123

Re: gt380 exhaust hangers

Postby nairb123 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:49 pm

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Re: gt380 exhaust hangers

Postby yeadon_m » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:18 pm

Its a good question. I expect the desire for these will fall away as we do!
But then again, unless you're planning to pass them on as part of an inheritance, it doesn't really matter :twisted:
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Re: gt380 exhaust hangers

Postby oldsmokey » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:59 pm

[quote="yeadon_m"]Its a good question. I expect the desire for these will fall away as we do!

Sad, but probably true :(

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Re: gt380 exhaust hangers

Postby johnbno1 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:44 pm

I don't know 3 cylinder 2 strokes are before my time I had off road stuff but an FS1e was my 16 year old first on the road bike in 84 but once you have the 2 stroke buzz that's it 8-)


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