Hey everyone, this is my first post here so I hope I'm doing it in the right forum. Anyway, I'll try to be as clear and as fast as possible. This last weekend, I replaced the stock pipes on my '06 1300C with V&H BigShots. In doing so, I managed to bust the lower rod bolt (even with the flange) on the rear exhaust manifold. I was unable to extract the bolt at the time, and needed to get the pipes installed ASAP. I'm planning on trying to double-nut it when I get some free time, to see if I can remove it that way. I've been reading all over vtxoa about this problem, and I'm confident that I can extract it using this method. Anyway, the pipes are currently installed, and sound great, but naturally I'm having a lot backfire issues. I'm hoping that simply installing the second bolt will rectify this, but can anyone tell me if this is damaging to any components, i.e. engine, carb, pipes...I'm taking it on about a 400 mile trip this weekend, and I'm not sure that I'll have time beforehand to extract and replace the rod bolt. Also, I've read that the suggested torque of the newly installed rod bolt be 17 ft. lbs. But what exactly is the best way to tighten it up? Basically just do a reverse double-nut? Oh, and FWIW, I have NOT done the pair valve removal, SCAR method, or jacked with the A/F mix on the carb at all. Thanks in advance for any and all answers/solutions.