Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Off With His Head......ers


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 catsbum

catsbum

    Sponsored by AutoGlym

  • Supporting Member(thanks)
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,806 posts
  • Location:California Berks
  • TDM model: 2007

Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:18 pm

Hi

 

How hard is to remove the header pipes. Always been very nervous about snapping the studs.

 

Is there a sequence...oil soak remove?  

 

Want them off as dirty and require some cats loving

 

Thanking you 

Attached Files



#2 dapleb

dapleb

    Monkey Boy

  • Root Admin(A)
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,167 posts
  • Location:The home of morris dancin
  • TDM model: 1990

Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:26 pm

Monkey pith
Monkey pith
Monkey pith
Clean around threads and remove any detritus
Monkey pith
Monkey pith
Run boike to add a Lille heat.
Undo.
If resistance, monkey pith and work to/fro.

Also important..monkey pith and do not overtighten on install
"Whats up", "Piston Broke", "Yeah me too...hic"

If you want to mark your location on the Carpe map: http://www.carpe-tdm...opic.php?t=5117

Doin valve clearances? Use dappers valve shim exchange program and the job will be carroty - Free (other than you postin me yer shims) for sporting members.

Active member of TPLQHCSRSFC and TSRMCMAS (even though a year off) and avid fan of PM not sent.

#3 Riggers

Riggers

    Carpe junky

  • Supporting Member(thanks)
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 460 posts
  • Location:Hull - England
  • TDM model: 2009

Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:34 pm

Once off if you want them to REALLY shine clean 'em with loadsa cheapo supermarket cola and a green pan cleaner.  

 

Riggers.



#4 thong

thong

    discovering Carpe

  • Member
  • 14 posts
  • TDM model: 2008

Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:15 am

The nuts/studs look in perfect condition, I would be surprised if they didnt come off easily.

 

penetrating oil and use a hex socket



#5 drewpy

drewpy

    850 going for 900

  • Supporting Member(thanks)
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 866 posts
  • Location:Manchester UK
  • TDM model: 1996

Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:11 pm

Once off if you want them to REALLY shine clean 'em with loadsa cheapo supermarket cola and a green pan cleaner.  

 

Riggers.

 

harpic power plus max, wear gloves and away from the bike with hose pipe ready. rub on with green scourer, don't use a lot of pressure.

 

hose off...done, its that easy.

 

don't get the stuff on alloy as it'll melt it


"As I Lay Rubber down to street, I pray for traction I can keep. But if I skid and begin to slide, please dear god protect my ride"

Mods; Oil pressure switch, neoprene rear inner mudguard, scottoiler, highway pegs,  fenda extenda, silicone airbox connectors, 15w fork oil, later clutch springs, LED lamps, Metmachex swingarm, Hagon Shock, Oxford heated grips, USB, 4 way fused accessory Bus, R6 electric fuel pump (5EB, kept seizing), 17" 3CV front wheel, Michellin R5 tyres, EXUP speedo.


#6 Favs

Favs

    Sir Cumference

  • Supporting Member(thanks)
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,268 posts
  • Location:County Durham
  • TDM model: 2008

Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:30 pm

Off ? they minty compared to mine

 

once soaked in MP tighten ever so slightly before lucy


Single-handedly reviving the Wave.

 

2008 reg. Black TDM 900 ABS

 

 

 


#7 TKH

TKH

    has been here 4ever

  • Supporting Member(thanks)
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,940 posts
  • Location:Preston, NW England
  • TDM model: 2008

Posted 16 August 2019 - 09:01 am

Ah yes I remember when mine looked like that.....

The studs are just rust blobs. Everything works so I don't want to risk taking it apart.


2008 black 900, Stebel 134db, Givi 42 ltr top box, Kapa rack, ciggy lighter, heated grips, BMW hand guards, tank bag, soft panniers, PR2s front and rear, K&N airfilter, airbox mod.,Bikevis lights, handlebar offset risers,

#8 Catteeclan

Catteeclan

    has been here 4ever

  • Supporting Member(thanks)
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,683 posts
  • Location:Gorleston Norfolk
  • TDM model: 2002

Posted 17 August 2019 - 08:01 am

Got some stainless dome nuts on mine as soon as I got them.


2002 TDM900 Yellow


#9 drewpy

drewpy

    850 going for 900

  • Supporting Member(thanks)
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 866 posts
  • Location:Manchester UK
  • TDM model: 1996

Posted 18 August 2019 - 06:11 pm

I have brass on mine
Spent 2 days drilling 3 out so wasnt going to do that again

"As I Lay Rubber down to street, I pray for traction I can keep. But if I skid and begin to slide, please dear god protect my ride"

Mods; Oil pressure switch, neoprene rear inner mudguard, scottoiler, highway pegs,  fenda extenda, silicone airbox connectors, 15w fork oil, later clutch springs, LED lamps, Metmachex swingarm, Hagon Shock, Oxford heated grips, USB, 4 way fused accessory Bus, R6 electric fuel pump (5EB, kept seizing), 17" 3CV front wheel, Michellin R5 tyres, EXUP speedo.


#10 Matlock

Matlock

    Carpe Citizen

  • Supporting Member(thanks)
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,719 posts
  • Location:Liverpool
  • TDM model: 2002

Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:58 am

Ah yes I remember when mine looked like that.....

The studs are just rust blobs. Everything works so I don't want to risk taking it apart.

Same here, 13 years of all year riding, with my washing regime has taken its toll, ACF50 can only do so much  :rolleyes: 

 

I have to say Martin, I doubt the headers were much cleaner than that when it was new!! I certainly wouldn't bother removing them just to bullsh*t polish them up. They're easy enough to clean in situ. So I'm told  ;)


2002 TDM900 in glorious yellow, MRA Vario screen, Scottoiler, HEL Brakelines, Givi Luggage, TomTom Rider, Fender Extender, Datatool System 4 Alarm, Michelin PR3 tyres, Eastern Beaver 3-way fusebox & relay, Powerlet socket, Oxford Premium Adventure Heated Grips.
2012 Honda Crosstourer VFR1200X. Hyperspeed tourer, the TDM is now relegated to winter hack and back-up bike!

1990 XTZ750 in black, standard apart from Micron silencer. Mechanical restoration complete, cosmetic restoration next on the agenda..

Follow me on twitter.
361997_41.png


#11 catsbum

catsbum

    Sponsored by AutoGlym

  • Supporting Member(thanks)
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,806 posts
  • Location:California Berks
  • TDM model: 2007

Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:06 pm

Thanks Matlock and I agree. She's about finished now, got some engine bars coming, want to paint the hugger as marked and that's it

Been riding her all weekend. Fallen in TDM love once more

Attached Files



#12 ChrisG

ChrisG

    Resident vulture

  • Supporting Member(thanks)
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,981 posts
  • Location:Aldershot
  • TDM model: 2009

Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:52 pm

Mine came off pretty easily after an overnight soak of plus gas, and you know what condition they'd have been in compared to yours :D


1992 Mk1, 76k miles, Hagon springs, MTC exhaust, 4½ gears Gone now :(
2009 900 abs, 42k miles, Yamaha heated grips, double bubble screen, R&G crash bungs, scottoiler, Autocom, 1500 lumen LED spotlights.

post-1-1152402501.jpgeyesbloodshot.gifpost-1-1150550726.gifflame.gifpost-1-1150559830.gifautocom-logo-small.gif


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users