Replacement head - Should i replace studs?
I have a perfectly good gen 1 motor that runs great, but the PO tried to repair broken exhaust studs and messed up the head beyond repair. I purchased this one from Ebay. Should i replace the studs? I have new studs. Part of me is afraid that i might break one off when trying to remove it and the other part of me says if I don't replace them now, they may break due to age once the head is installed. At the moment, i have an 05 engine in the bike and it runs great... but i can hear some chain noise, maybe piston slap. Either way, i would like to put the original motor back in the bike. Thoughts?
1987 Rebel 250
2001 Rebel 250
2007 V Star 1100