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post #31 of 46 Old 08-27-2019, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Ok.... All back together, and no extra parts or pieces, that's a good sign. Haven't rode it yet due to the lower cowl is slightly touching the brake side header pipe. So, now I'm trying to figure out what to do about this. Any ideas that don't involve cutting and shaping the cowl? I don't trust myself in the plastic fab/repair field. Seems super loud even with the DB killer in.


Nevermind...after applying some "cool tape", I reassembled with a gentler hand and i have just a few millimeters of clearance, plus the tape. I think I'm good. Will ride to work this afternoon, and report back late tonight.
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Glad you got it worked out. Looking forward to hearing your take.

Might want to invest in some earplugs if you haven't already. 🙂

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Glad you got it worked out. Looking forward to hearing your take.

Might want to invest in some earplugs if you haven't already. 🙂
I get free ear plugs at work. I put the next level of DB killer in it. Toned it down, but haven't got a proper ride in yet. I've got 5 days off starting tomorrow, I'll put a couple hundred miles on it the next few days.

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Ok.... All back together, and no extra parts or pieces, that's a good sign. Haven't rode it yet due to the lower cowl is slightly touching the brake side header pipe. So, now I'm trying to figure out what to do about this. Any ideas that don't involve cutting and shaping the cowl? I don't trust myself in the plastic fab/repair field. Seems super loud even with the DB killer in.


Nevermind...after applying some "cool tape", I reassembled with a gentler hand and i have just a few millimeters of clearance, plus the tape. I think I'm good. Will ride to work this afternoon, and report back late tonight.
Ok since you've got everything together I'd like to pick your brain.

Currently I have the fairings off.
Plan on the following as my game plan.
1. Undo radiator bolts
2. Bungee to forks
3. Unbolt 2 fasteners on exhaust valve motor
4. Undo cables from exhaust
5. Unplug the exhaust motor from wire plug and get it off bike.
6. Undo oxygen sensor
7. Take off exhaust heat shield and then unbolt slip on
8. Undo headers from manifolds
9. Drop the OEM exhaust system
10. Loosely fit m4 headers
11. Add mid pipe and slip on with longer bolt
12. Add springs
13. Wiggle on fitment to taste

Between step 10 do you suggest putting on headers first or spring up exhaust system first then mount to exhaust manifolds?
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Your plan seems good. I put my springs on last mostly because I had a “spring tool” from a previous system install. I wanted to check for leaks before I did that final step, just in case I had to do some reassembling.

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Ok since you've got everything together I'd like to pick your brain.

Currently I have the fairings off.
Plan on the following as my game plan.
1. Undo radiator bolts
2. Bungee to forks
3. Unbolt 2 fasteners on exhaust valve motor
4. Undo cables from exhaust
5. Unplug the exhaust motor from wire plug and get it off bike.
6. Undo oxygen sensor
7. Take off exhaust heat shield and then unbolt slip on
8. Undo headers from manifolds
9. Drop the OEM exhaust system
10. Loosely fit m4 headers
11. Add mid pipe and slip on with longer bolt
12. Add springs
13. Wiggle on fitment to taste

Between step 10 do you suggest putting on headers first or spring up exhaust system first then mount to exhaust manifolds?
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Ok since you've got everything together I'd like to pick your brain.

Currently I have the fairings off.
Plan on the following as my game plan.
1. Undo radiator bolts
2. Bungee to forks
3. Unbolt 2 fasteners on exhaust valve motor
4. Undo cables from exhaust
5. Unplug the exhaust motor from wire plug and get it off bike.
6. Undo oxygen sensor
7. Take off exhaust heat shield and then unbolt slip on
8. Undo headers from manifolds
9. Drop the OEM exhaust system
10. Loosely fit m4 headers
11. Add mid pipe and slip on with longer bolt
12. Add springs
13. Wiggle on fitment to taste

Between step 10 do you suggest putting on headers first or spring up exhaust system first then mount to exhaust manifolds?
Putting on the springs first was easier than trying to attach the collector to the headers, at least for me. I placed a box under the collector to take up the height difference to make header install easier.

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+1 putting springs on first

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Putting on the springs first was easier than trying to attach the collector to the headers, at least for me. I placed a box under the collector to take up the height difference to make header install easier.

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Hey Dave,

Over the weekend, I took off the oem pipe, had to take off foot pegs so I can take out the bolt that holds the breadbox on two sides.

My questions are the following:
1. do I need to get a longer bolt as some people have mentioned? M8 150mm? If so whats the thread count i need to order?
2. Do I bolt on that part on the new pipe first then mess with the header fitment onto the header manifolds?

Im just a bit wearing and dont want to mess it up and have as much detail and knowledge before attempting to fit the pipes.
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Hey Dave,



Over the weekend, I took off the oem pipe, had to take off foot pegs so I can take out the bolt that holds the breadbox on two sides.



My questions are the following:

1. do I need to get a longer bolt as some people have mentioned? M8 150mm? If so whats the thread count i need to order?

2. Do I bolt on that part on the new pipe first then mess with the header fitment onto the header manifolds?



Im just a bit wearing and dont want to mess it up and have as much detail and knowledge before attempting to fit the pipes.
1. I used M8x150mm, pitch is 1.25. If you are in the US, PM me. I have a few spares. I also shimmed the pipe outward with a few fender washers to give the muffler more clearance with the swingarm. Probably not necessary though if you just pull outward on the muffler before tightening up the bolts.
2. I put the headers on first. Placing a box underneath will make the job easier. It does require a bit of patience. You can insert a screwdriver instead of the bolt to hold it temporarily.

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Mine fit perfectly with the supplied bolt, but evidently each system fits differently...

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