Yes sir I know and understand GBE was the first, I also like the fact that my GBE pipe has a thicker header flange helping to reduce warping, also a first.actually, GBE was the first Pipe Manufacturer to use studs. but many many of us used a stud long before anyone Knew who or what a GBE was. My 8 yr old Bergonzoni used Only studs and nuts, no bolts ever.
excellent stuff Ron. the exhaust bolts are one of the bigger issues on ANY gas rc. not just the baja.
Happy to help you out, OK, lets see.....What size hose did you use? I used 3/4 inch and it was tight. I cut my pipe today and staightened out the header flange and put it on with bolts, I have drilled them for retainer wire. I noticed that the pipe wants to sag a bit, on the left side. Does it works it way loose and rub anywhere or does it stay tight. I hope to run mine on the weekend and find out how much of an improvement this mod is. I would of taken and posted pics, but my batteries were dead. Thanks Ron this is a great and easy mod.