Hi. I just got my new Vance and Hines slip-on, but I can´t get the stock muffler of. I am at this step:
2. Loosen and remove bolts holding muffler to mounting
Well the bolts don´t want to come off. They started to loosen, but then it suddenly felt like the threads where gone. I can move the muffler from side to side (slightly), but the bolts are in, so can´t get it off. Tried to pull them out with tweezers :P Anyone had the same problem? I want my awesome sounding pipes ;)
Joined: Mar 2013
RE: Difficulty to get the stock muffler of a 950
It sounds as if you have backed the bolts out all the way of the threads and now there is side pressure that is jus holding them in. I would put a little more pressure on the moving the muffler. Maybe you are being too timid.
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(07-24-2013, 05:11 PM)commonground Wrote: It sounds as if you have backed the bolts out all the way of the threads and now there is side pressure that is jus holding them in. I would put a little more pressure on the moving the muffler. Maybe you are being too timid.
I have janked so hard on it that the suspension moves and the fuel starts to move in the tank. So not timid :)
Joined: Mar 2013
Difficulty to get the stock muffler of a 950
I do wonder if the threads are stripped. I was putting an engine guard an a new star 250 and one of the nuts I was putting back on (near the foot peg) easily mis-threaded and prevented me from being able to get the nut on. So I ordered a new stock nut and was able to get it on.
Stripped threads are no fun. Might have to pull so hard the bike about falls over. :-)
I got it off with the help of a friend. One had to pull the muffler hard upwards, while the other screwed the bolts out. But now I can´t get the heat shield loosened to get the new muffler under it :P A really hard to reach screw xD I think I am just going to get some professionals to do it :P I can drive a few weeks without the muffler :P