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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Uninstall/Install exhaust and wrenches

I've heard and now learned for my self this pm that there is that lower front nut that's hard to reach. After a bit of research, what I've come up with to use is either a jointed 12mm socket or a crows foot. I'm thinking the jointed socket. Any thoughts.

I think the jointed socket will lend itself better when torquing it back. I'm trying to visualize this thing and the wrench in that tight spot and can't imagine how it will work.....but will find out.

I plan on not installing the new exhaust for a time. I thot while the pipes are off, I'd take the rear wheel off for sanding and new tire, remount and then mount the exhaust. I don't want to leave the ports open, so I'm thinking of carefully pushing rags in the ports, not deep of course but deep enough. Any other ideas. I don't know if there's surface enough to put duct tape over the hole instead of putting something in it. Would have to be careful it's a clean rag.

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Use a crows foot, but why are you taking the pipes off if not to change them?

Nevermind, I misunderstood
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Use a crows foot, but why are you taking the pipes off if not to change them?
Pipes off, rear wheel off, replace tire, sand on wheel, replace wheel, put on new pipes.

From what I'm reading, (remember, I'm brand new at all this, never done it before) it seems it may be easier to pull and replace rear wheel without pipes on. Just a one time deal of course. I'm not going to take off pipes every time I want to change a tire. But since changing the pipes anyway...........
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Use a crows foot, but why are you taking the pipes off if not to change them?

Nevermind, I misunderstood
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I use a jointed socket for the exhaust bolt. Clean rags plug the exhaust ports nicely.
I'm anxious to see some pics of your project! Which pipes are you going with?


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I use a jointed socket for the exhaust bolt. Clean rags plug the exhaust ports nicely.
I'm anxious to see some pics of your project! Which pipes are you going with?
Cobra Speedster Swept. I really like the look and not bad sounding. I know it's all personal taste and that's mine. I wheeled it out of the corner this pm to take a close look at the work I want to do, given I've never done anything like it. I'm ready to dive in. Yes, I should be documenting what I'm doing. And will. I want to take advantage of these winter days to get some work done.
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