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What Torx style socket fits the Exhaust Header Nuts?

Hi, i need to know what E-Torx socket fits the factory exhaust header-to-Cyl head nuts. I tried E14 and it was too small. Tia, Nick.
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On my '04KRS the nuts are plain old metric hex nuts.

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Hi, i need to know what E-Torx socket fits the factory exhaust header-to-Cyl head nuts. I tried E14 and it was too small. Tia, Nick.

Your not talking valve cover are you?....do you have the belly pan off?...and are they not just reg hex head nuts that hold the headers on?
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Well, this evening i had another look at the header nuts and realized that while the end of the nut is an E-torx style, the rest of the nut is a hex. The problem is that my high-dollar Snap-on sockets have a step that prevents the socket from going down deep enough to engage the hex part of the nut. My neighbor had a twenty year old Craftsman 14mm swivel socket that had no step and worked perfect. Now i need to stop by the garage sales and get some "Old School" tool sets!
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Well, this evening i had another look at the header nuts and realized that while the end of the nut is an E-torx style, the rest of the nut is a hex. The problem is that my high-dollar Snap-on sockets have a step that prevents the socket from going down deep enough to engage the hex part of the nut. My neighbor had a twenty year old Craftsman 14mm swivel socket that had no step and worked perfect. Now i need to stop by the garage sales and get some "Old School" tool sets!
The one's on my '97 bike were so badly rusted in I had to extract them. Funny they use stainless in places it doesn't matter so much, yet the exhaust header flanges, set pins and nuts are plain mild steel waiting to catch all the road muck and winter salt if you have it.

I replaced mine with new set pins, deep brass hex nuts and a smear of 'Copper Ease'. They've used this setup on car systems for years.



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