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04-05-2013, 09:02 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-05-2013, 09:02 PM by Mr RCOM.)
#16
RE: Cutting the exhaust
Get some PB Blaster. That's my favorite rust loosening spray

Oh and take pics dude!
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04-06-2013, 06:34 AM,
#17
Cutting the exhaust
Yea mine too. But I think I stripped the bolt when I tried te other day with some wd40.
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04-06-2013, 01:54 PM,
#18
RE: Cutting the exhaust
(04-05-2013, 08:07 PM)Knucklehead Wrote: You will cut my exhaust with a sword? I'd like to see that. I tried to just take the bolts off that hold the hole back part of the exhaust on but they are rusted and I'm limited on tools so I have to find a drill

Ok maybe I'm missing something here but.... Why are u taking the whole tail section of the stock exhaust?
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04-06-2013, 03:52 PM,
#19
Cutting the exhaust
For sound. Guy a bought it from tried todo the whole drill it out thing and it sounds like shit.
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04-06-2013, 04:58 PM,
#20
RE: Cutting the exhaust
(04-06-2013, 03:52 PM)Knucklehead Wrote: For sound. Guy a bought it from tried todo the whole drill it out thing and it sounds like shit.

So... What part are u removing exactly? I drilled mine and I quite like it, But if this is gonna be better I'm interested. Maybe a pic if its easier?
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04-06-2013, 05:26 PM,
#21
Cutting the exhaust
I'll try and get out there to take a picture
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04-07-2013, 06:42 PM,
#22
Cutting the exhaust
So I went and took a picture in talking about from where my finger is pointed and back.
   

The top screw looks like it holds the clamp keeping it attached to the header. The bottom screw is what is holding the lower baffle to the bike.
   
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04-07-2013, 07:06 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-07-2013, 07:16 PM by Mr RCOM.)
#23
RE: Cutting the exhaust
And you're trying to remove the mufflers from the head pipes? Right?

If that bolt is being a pain you could take a propane or mapp gas torch and heat up that bolt for a second and try to knock if loose. Or put a cheater pipe on your wrench to get some more leverage

(04-06-2013, 04:58 PM)Boob Wrote:
(04-06-2013, 03:52 PM)Knucklehead Wrote: For sound. Guy a bought it from tried todo the whole drill it out thing and it sounds like shit.

So... What part are u removing exactly? I drilled mine and I quite like it, But if this is gonna be better I'm interested. Maybe a pic if its easier?

I did pretty much exactly what he's doing.... ie removing the mufflers. It sounds like a bike should sound IMO. The factory mufflers, even if the back baffles are drilled, are very quiet.

Maybe I should do a video of it idling with some reving...lol. it would explain it better than I could.

(04-07-2013, 06:42 PM)Knucklehead Wrote: The top screw looks like it holds the clamp keeping it attached to the header. The bottom screw is what is holding the lower baffle to the bike.


Also dude. On my 1100 that bolt where the muffler connects to the header is just a clamp... I'd suggest removing the supports that hold the acctual mufflers onto the frame and wiggling the mufflers free from the headers..... that's what I did.

Just a suggestion... I know we have different models so do what you gotta do haha
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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04-07-2013, 07:21 PM,
#24
Cutting the exhaust
Yea that's what I was talking about doing. I gotta find a torch to heat it up or just drill the head off. Drilling it will be a pain but nothing I haven't done before.

I would like to see a video to hear what I'm doing.
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04-07-2013, 07:33 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-07-2013, 07:37 PM by Mr RCOM.)
#25
RE: Cutting the exhaust
Oh yeah I forgot you said the head was stripped... that makes it a pain. Its an Allen head bolt right? You could try hammering on the next size wrench on... I've had hit or miss success with that in the past.

In fact Saturday morning I was putting the tank and everything back on the bike before I went out and on the 1100 the tank bolts to the frame under the seat with 2 bolts. I've had the tank off and on so many times and everytime I put it on I just crank the bolts down you know? Well one of the bolts as I was tightening it down the head broke off and I had to drill out the body of the bolt out of the frame lol.... easy but really lame
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04-07-2013, 07:59 PM,
#26
RE: Cutting the exhaust
Well... It doesn't do me any good to know now. Lol. I have the 950 with 2into1 system. I was thinking about doing the "stage 3" mod where I take out the cone,baffles and inner pipe but I dunno. I modded the intake and I'm worried about having made it too lean. I CAN'T afford the fuel processor but I already added the k&n filter....
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10-27-2015, 03:41 PM,
#27
RE: Cutting the exhaust
Sorry to old bump this..im debating on doing this to my 98 Vstar. So here is my plan so far lol...any advice or input is appreciated!

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10-27-2015, 05:39 PM,
#28
RE: Cutting the exhaust
(10-27-2015, 03:41 PM)Llyodchristmiss Wrote: Sorry to old bump this..im debating on doing this to my 98 Vstar. So here is my plan so far lol...any advice or input is appreciated!

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why cut ? the mufflers just slide off
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10-27-2015, 05:42 PM,
#29
RE: Cutting the exhaust
Quote: why cut ? the mufflers just slide off
Be...because I didn't know they just simply slide off lol...I know what im working on tonight
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10-27-2015, 05:50 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-27-2015, 06:54 PM by pauli466.)
#30
RE: Cutting the exhaust
(04-07-2013, 07:33 PM)Mr RCOM Wrote: Oh yeah I forgot you said the head was stripped... that makes it a pain. Its an Allen head bolt right? You could try hammering on the next size wrench on... I've had hit or miss success with that in the past.

In fact Saturday morning I was putting the tank and everything back on the bike before I went out and on the 1100 the tank bolts to the frame under the seat with 2 bolts. I've had the tank off and on so many times and everytime I put it on I just crank the bolts down you know? Well one of the bolts as I was tightening it down the head broke off and I had to drill out the body of the bolt out of the frame lol.... easy but really lame
i'v pounded torx bits into stripped allen heads with good results. i'v also cut slots and used a hand impact with a wide flat blade bit. bolts, sometimes you can pound a 12 point socket over the rounded head, nuts are the toughest, either a 12 point or a hammer and small chisel to spin it or cut through the side of it. i don't care for vise grips they usually slip and scratch everything near em.

(10-27-2015, 05:42 PM)Llyodchristmiss Wrote:
Quote: why cut ? the mufflers just slide off
Be...because I didn't know they just simply slide off lol...I know what im working on tonight
i think one of them is part cross over manifold pipe, but the other slips off. sorry but you may need to make one cut. when the exhaust is more free flowing engines lose some low and mid range torque but gain more top end. enriching fuel won't stop this from happening, to stop it you'd need to upgrade the cams. some think enriching stops it from losing torque, but dyno tests have proved this to be wrong. enriching only takes the lag out so the bike will run well and have better top end.
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