Guest turtle Posted April 16, 2004 Report Share Posted April 16, 2004 I fixed my floppy crossover for good . The front crossover on 03 and 04 V11’s relies on a graphite gasket to seal between the crossovers ball end and a standard exhaust tube. Invariably, the gasket takes a set and the crossover becomes loose and can not be tightened enough to compensate. I had some stainless steel shims turned that mate with the ball at their inside corners. The shims still allow for the ball joint to swivel until installation is complete and the clamps are tightened. Once tightened the shim makes a perfect seal and the edges grasp so firmly that you could lift the bike by the crossover . It is imperative that the shim is machined within a thousandth of an inch in critical areas including its inside corners and outer diameter . The machining job was expensive because of the small quantity but if a few of you gathered together it may not be so bad. I’m just glad to be back on the road . Thanks, Aaron Bard Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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