Re: Experience with the SBP aluminum exhaust gasket?
Thanks for the opinions guys. Good to know the aluminum gasket works even with the relatively low tightening torque of the fasteners on these engines. So the only variable seems to be the hardware. And unfortunately since this is for my first build and I'm already adding a few aftermarket pieces which I think are necessary (at least for my riding style...such as the dual pull brake lever, NGK plug, better plug wire, etc) I'm not planning on upgraded hardware at least not until something breaks. The only fasteners I've replaced is the acorn nuts on the head with regular high grade nuts. I guess I could just go to my local hardware store and get some better than stock grade exhaust studs and nuts as well. Should only run me $2 or $3.
McGyver could fix that with bubble gum.