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06-06-2017 11:30 AM
dqban I used bunji cord attached to the handle bars to hang the radiator. I also used another cord to pull it as far toward the front of the bike as possible to give me as much space as possible. (More space than if you let it hang straight down). Dont forget to through a towel or something over the radiator.....Those radiator fins are delicate and super easy to bend.....Always be aware of where your headers are relative to the radiator during installation/removal or you will almost certainly bump and bend those things
06-05-2017 02:53 PM
Supercharger How did you do it? A paddock stand won't work for that job.
06-04-2017 08:35 PM
TheBigUnit Took 5 minutes to remove the shock!
04-07-2017 12:06 PM
JeffroGymnast
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Originally Posted by Rod Bacon View Post
The rear shock doesn't have to come out to do that. Remove the bracket from the servo motor, and take it out in two pieces.
Yep, took me 10 minutes to get it out using that method.
04-07-2017 12:37 AM
17105
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Originally Posted by TheBigUnit View Post
Loose the radiator mountings and you can fit a set off arrow headers with ease. I did mine no problems. Hardest thing was removing the rear shock to remove the flapper valve servo.
The rear shock doesn't have to come out to do that. Remove the bracket from the servo motor, and take it out in two pieces.
04-07-2017 12:37 AM
nicka I removed and reinstalled my headers fairly easy by just removing the radiator bolts and moving it out of the way leaving the hoses connected.
I never used a torque wrench though and just done them up firm, when I removed the bolts originally they were different in their torque settings , guessing they move with the running in of the bike.
04-06-2017 11:38 PM
TheBigUnit Loose the radiator mountings and you can fit a set off arrow headers with ease. I did mine no problems. Hardest thing was removing the rear shock to remove the flapper valve servo.
04-06-2017 12:41 PM
JeffroGymnast
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Originally Posted by ChicagoAJ View Post
I'm wondering if I can tighten the header bolts to spec with the radiator unbolted. I really don't want to have to drain it and remove to check those 8 bolts...

Anyone have any tips?
You mean using a torque wrench? If you have a long enough allen bit, sure it can be done with stock headers.
04-04-2017 09:08 PM
ChicagoAJ I'm wondering if I can tighten the header bolts to spec with the radiator unbolted. I really don't want to have to drain it and remove to check those 8 bolts...

Anyone have any tips?
09-16-2016 06:48 PM
JeffroGymnast
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Originally Posted by blueglue View Post
people seem to think its possible but when i replaced my headers i found it easier to remove the radiator as i couldnt torque the bolts up properly without it removed.
I ended up leaving the rad on while installing the arrow headers. It was doable, but definitely a pain. You can't get to the cylinder head bolts straight on anyways with the new headers, have to go from below.
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