I am installing a Keihan system on my 86 R80. Back to dual mufflers from a 2-into-1 system that was on when I bought the bike.
OK; so starting hand-turning the exhaust nuts and new compression rings and clamp rings. About 3/4 way to the bottom of threads I'm
encountering resistance. At this point no more hand-turning. Did not want to put my finned-nut wrench on it though.
Question: Is the resistance I'm encountering just the point where the compression ring is starting to compress under the torque of
the clamp ring and finned nut? Compression rings and clamp rings are new and the finned-nuts are in near-perfect condition. No
bad threads anywhere. In fact, the finned-nuts screw down fine on both jugs to bottoming out.
What's up please?