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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?
 

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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?
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.
 

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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.
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..
Good luck
 

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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..
Good luck
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... :eek::rolleyes:
 

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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.
 

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Make sure you replace your gaskets. The old ones may be hard to get out. A 90 degree pick works great to get underneath them to break the seal and them pull them out. A small bead of high temp silicone will keep the new gaskets from falling out of the ports while you are installing the pipes. Make sure the pipes are lined up correctly and tighten the acorn nuts evenly and get them tight. Re-check them from time to time. They will loosen up.
 

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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.
You took the right peg off?:confused:
No need on mine..
 

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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.
 

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Installing the pipes is super easy, if your bike is new, you do not need to remove the gaskets... You will need a metric wrench set, I believe it is a 12mm nut.

Remove the nuts first then remove the bracket... The original exhaust comes off very easy. Bad thing is once you see how easy it is, you will get the bug and start doing all kinds of mods.
 

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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.
How much are the reapers?
 

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as stated before, you will need to replace the gaskets. I happen to have a brand new set sitting here in the package that I no longer need since I sold my fury. I'll sell them both for $10 shipped. PM me if interested.
 

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You do not HAVE to replace your gaskets. Try the new pipes with the old gaskets first. If there isn't an issue and no leaks you're fine. If there is, throw some new gaskets in there. Not a big deal. There is no need to replace your gaskets every time you take your pipes off & on. That is stupid.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
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)
 

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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.
 

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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:D Why isn't common sense so common!
 
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