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PostAuthor: bstig60 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:48 pm

I know I am getting old, but didn't think I was losing my memory quite yet.... Embarrassed a bit too!
I am trying to put the stock exhaust system back on my 1100 and I cannot seem to figure out how to get the rear cylinder tail pipe back in. Can't remember if the bike has to be on the center stand or the side stand. I can get the pipe in from the left side with the center stand down, but can't turn it enough to get it into place.... I have done this at lease 50 times on various bikes and a dozen times on this one, but I can't seem to get my act together on this, can someone be of assistance.
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Re: Stock Exhaust Setup

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:22 pm

Center stand has to come off. Right side of the bike is only way I know off. Who know..never attempted that from the left side. :;: Up to you, but I'd be take'n the rear wheel off just for the room. To me, just makes things easier to "see" what's going on. Did the side stand/wheel on thing "ONCE". Never did it that way again. You do know bout the washers in the spring trick? Makes putt'n the stand back on a snap.
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Re: Stock Exhaust Setup

PostAuthor: mark75 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:47 pm

I was lucky I guess.
only did that once [never again unless absolutely have to]

had no particular protocol, on center-stand I just wiggled and jiggled it until it finally came out.

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Re: Stock Exhaust Setup

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:07 pm

mark75 wrote:only did that once [never again unless absolutely have to]

:lmao: Words to live by.

Oh..it can be done on the center stand, but I usually remove anything/everything close to difficult crap.
Hell..if it weren't for the swing arm..piece of cake. :bg:
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Re: Stock Exhaust Setup

PostAuthor: Polkahero » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:15 pm

I've removed many rear headers while the bike is on the centerstand, no reason why you shouldn't be able to install one the same way.
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Re: Stock Exhaust Setup

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:05 am

Thanks for all the reply's, guys. I know it can be done with the center stand on, I have done it before. Problem is I can't remember how I did it.... I will make another attempt this morning after my appointment, and then pull the centerstand off. That's a PIA as I recall..
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Re: Stock Exhaust Setup

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:19 am

bstig60 wrote:and then pull the centerstand off. That's a PIA as I recall..


Not if you do the washer and/or penny trick on the stand's spring. Once ya got yer bike block up where you want it, extend the stand to where the spring is at it farthest stretch, insert pennies, washers etc., in as many springs coils as it takes...retract the stand...the spring will damn near fall off.
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Re: Stock Exhaust Setup

PostAuthor: Polkahero » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:22 am

bstig60 wrote:Thanks for all the reply's, guys. I know it can be done with the center stand on, I have done it before. Problem is I can't remember how I did it.... I will make another attempt this morning after my appointment, and then pull the centerstand off. That's a PIA as I recall..


Really easy to remove the centerstand. Just remove the two bolts securing it to the frame and then slide out the stand to the left, everything will come out easily including the spring. Reinstalling is trickier, you'll need a hook tool to stretch the spring.
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Re: Stock Exhaust Setup

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:55 pm

Finally took off the centerstand and let the bike set on the side stand and got the header pipe in from the left side and turned it to where it should be and installed the exhaust.. Used the washer method to get the spring on and off. Worked very well..
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Thanks for all the advice, guys....
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