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January 12, 2017, 10:12:18 PM on

Offline Timbox2 (OP)

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This came about from wanting to do a couple of other jobs, a) Reverse flush the radiator, b)Remove and grease the lower shock mount(Which is easier with the downpipes out of the way).

I also had an idea that I would get the downpipes cleaned up while they were off.
Anyway, a couple of things to note. Triumph reckon you can get the downpipes off by just lowering/removing the oil cooler. I dont think so, and ok I was taking the rad off anyway but I couldnt see there being enough room without it being off. Also when i came to remove the pipes it was as though the studs were a bit long making it difficult to clear. Half my studs came out with the nuts as they were so badly corroded and when I checked the length they were in fact 3 to 4mm longer than the Triumph spec, I ordered a new stainless set from Stig Fasteners on ebay, who advertises them as Steamer Ex Studs, but theyre all the same, and his are the correct length which made refitting the exhaust a lot easier.

In the end I cleaned the pipes up as best I could myself with 3M scotchbrite pads and Autosol. The shock mount was a doddle and the radiator was in fact pretty clean.

No pictures Im afraid, you wanna look at exhaust studs??
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January 12, 2017, 10:31:48 PMReply #1 on

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Something to note, bit late now I know  :icon_rolleyes: , Triumph have superceded the studs, the new ones have a shoulder to stop you bottoming them in the head.

Not the actual stud but you'll get the idea.
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January 13, 2017, 05:34:12 AMReply #2 on

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Now you tell me,  :icon_lol:
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January 14, 2017, 01:53:38 PMReply #3 on

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To polish the pipes without removing them try "harpic blue" toilet cleaner, amazing  :XXsunsmile just wash off wi running water and don the sunnies  :XXsunsmile the Tigger seems to be the easiest to clean up with this bog cleaner but MV and Laverda also come up nicely. I keep the cleaner moving with a stiff brush, it does not harm any other materials or paints but does react to cadmium plating a little.
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To polish the pipes without removing them try "harpic blue" toilet cleaner, amazing  :XXsunsmile just wash off wi running water and don the sunnies  :XXsunsmile the Tigger seems to be the easiest to clean up with this bog cleaner but MV and Laverda also come up nicely. I keep the cleaner moving with a stiff brush, it does not harm any other materials or paints but does react to cadmium plating a little.

I suppose Toilet Duck would be best for Kwackers :rfl
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