You should be able to do it yourself, just remember that you may need some tools to put it on and some basic mechanical skills in order to adjust the mounting brackets as it seems that most of the pipe makers have some sort of issue with getting the bracket just right for our bikes. I attribute this to them "porting" over our pipes from other bikes and they don't pay close enough attention to the brackets.This question may have been posted before but, is it easy enough to put pipes on yourself, or should i have someone who knows what there doing do it?
They are relatively easy to install. I know the Cobra have a tough bolt to get to on the bracket.This question may have been posted before but, is it easy enough to put pipes on yourself, or should i have someone who knows what there doing do it?
Lol... I "doubled" up on my gaskets as I forget to take out the old one's when I put in the new one's... Things you learn as a beginner to bikes...They are relatively easy to install. I know the Cobra have a tough bolt to get to on the bracket.
You need to replace your gaskets, and once you remove you old pipes you'll need a flash light to see the gaskets.
They are there, just smashed pretty good.
They blend right in with the exhaust port but they are there.
I think the hardest part is getting to old gaskets out.
Someone used metal dentist tool, I used a small metal screw driver..
You took the right peg off?take RT peg off, and its 6 bolts to remove stockers (2 on each head and 2 holding muffler), loosening where the muffler is bolted to the pipe might help with getting everything freed up. then your pipes are off and depending on if you have to remove oem bracket its a few more bolts. then its just putting new gaskets in, snugging everything up so you can finesse them into sitting right then tightening them all down.
How much are the reapers?Do it yourself. I'm the furthest thing from mechanically inclined or handy with my hands but I decided when I bought my Fury, I wasn't going to pay a fortune for aftermarket parts then another fortune to someone else to install them. I installed my Fuggin Reapers myself with good success in about 4 hours. That may seem like a long time, but compared to what I saved in labor, it was well worth it and a lot more satisfying.
i agreee, if your going to go through the head ache of installing them, why not replace the gaskets? They are cheap enough, and how frustrating would it be to spend an hour or 2 installing, only to have to turn around and re-do the install cause you have a leak? Those are a couple hours you could have spent riding.Some say you need to replace the gaskets. Some say you dont. I dunno if i needed to replace mine but I did anyway. Your already spending a decent amount on pipes. Why not spend another 16 on gaskets. Do you really wanna spend time putting pipes on the get on to ride and realize you have a leak. Then have to hope your local dealer has the gaskets in stock so you can ride that day. THEEEEENNNN go get gaskets and take ur pipes of and then put your pipes on??????? Save yourself a headache/heartache and get gaskets.
Its not really that, i would try with original gaskets to save a couple bucks, but i heard that some pipes have a crappy flange and a couple people have had to double up on the exhaust gaskets (I think it was 2 or 3 people on this board a while back and all were the rear cyl)i agreee, if your going to go through the head ache of installing them, why not replace the gaskets? They are cheap enough, and how frustrating would it be to spend an hour or 2 installing, only to have to turn around and re-do the install cause you have a leak? Those are a couple hours you could have spent riding.
No you do not have to replace your gaskets but chances are you will be sorry if you don't. Any exhaust manufacturer or mechanic will tell you to do it. It's just common sense. One of the first things you learn when working on any type of vehicle is if there is a gasket involved with a project you replace it. My dad always told me if you are going to do something do it right or don't do it at all. It's no wonder some projects turn out like they do when the person doing it has a lack of knowlege and or a two bit approach to it. That's all I have to say about that.[/quote
And thats what I wanted to say! TKS Gary Why isn't common sense so common!