It went into the dealers to have the exhaust gasket done as it was blowing and then a week after I'd picked it up it started blowing again and so I had a look and a few of the nuts were loose and one was completely missing, stud and all. So can only think that after it went into the dealers they didn't quite tighten everything up properly. The dealership offered to have another look but I just couldn't get my bike down there.
It would probably be a good idea to fit stainless pipes as I've heard about the down pipes rotting on the cats pretty easily but mine seem okay for the time being and also its a '97 bike so not sure the investment would pay off.
Do you know if I need any particular tool to fit the stud or do I screw it in by hand and then tighten the nut on the end? I still don't know where I'm gonna order the part from
Life's too short for traffic.