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Need help in changing Exhaust

Hello Friends,
I recently got myself a Street 750. Want to try a different exhaust I got from someone.
Just want to know if there is anything I need to be cautious about when replacing a exhaust? Any small parts or washers? Anything that can screw up something?
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U must be aware, if you use any exhaust other than screaming eagle, chances are your service dealer may void your warranty.

check with him & other service centres before you do it. Meanwhile i am getting my bike tommorow. (excited)
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U must be aware, if you use any exhaust other than screaming eagle, chances are your service dealer may void your warranty.

check with him & other service centres before you do it. Meanwhile i am getting my bike tommorow. (excited)
I just want to try it for few days. If I change back to old exhaust before I take it for service, will it still be a issue?
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Of course, let the bike cool off before working on it. Check your tools ahead of time, I had to go to the auto parts store mid install, as I didn't have a deep socket that was required. Be patient taking the existing pipe off. Twist and pull straight back only. Avoid scratches by taping or covering parts of the pipes.
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Thanx a lot for help Obtuse ... Though I am riding since long but have nil technical knowledge.
- What is a deep socket ? do I need one?
- Is there any lock mechanism inside that require silencer to be twisted? Which side it needs to be twisted?
- Can I damage something in the process of removing and attaching?
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Thanx a lot for help Obtuse ... Though I am riding since long but have nil technical knowledge.
- What is a deep socket ? do I need one?
- Is there any lock mechanism inside that require silencer to be twisted? Which side it needs to be twisted?
- Can I damage something in the process of removing and attaching?
The deep socket was for a bolt underneath the pipe, I think it was 10mm, not sure. My regular sockets were not long enough to get over the bolt. There is nothing tricky about this. Once the bolts are out (you can see them clearly), wiggle and twist a bit while pulling back on the pipe. Take your time, and don't force the pipe off axis, or you will bend stuff.
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, wiggle and twist a bit while pulling back on the pipe. Take your time, and don't force the pipe off axis, or you will bend stuff.
Slowly wiggling back and forth is the way to go - It took me about ~5 minutes of back and forth and slight twisting to get the exhaust free.

Another tip - Make sure you give enough time for everything to cool down before starting. That stuff gets HOT!
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U must be aware, if you use any exhaust other than screaming eagle, chances are your service dealer may void your warranty.
You guys have some tight dealers! Glad the dealership I work for is very mod friendly. We do a lot of performance mods/customization/dyno tuning.

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Slowly wiggling back and forth is the way to go - It took me about ~5 minutes of back and forth and slight twisting to get the exhaust free.
You can also spray a little spray lube where the pipe slips on and will help remove it as well. We do that often. just make sure you clean it all off and the bike is cold.

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Thanks for tips guys .... but the exhaust is stuck. It comes out about 2 inches and then get stuck. I tried twisting, rotating, pulling but unable to take it out.
Any more suggestions?
Will try to find spray lube at auto store.
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You can also spray a little spray lube where the pipe slips on and will help remove it as well. We do that often. just make sure you clean it all off and the bike is cold.
Chris
Great advice. Do make sure everything is CLEAN before running the bike again. Oils and contaminates on the surface of the exhaust can discolor the finish if they are not cleaned off completely before things heat up.
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