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Old 11-19-2012, 07:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Took off my ripsaws and tried to put the S* pipes on. I can't for the life of me get the front flange on. Tried for and hour one day, gave up and tried the next day. Finally said screw it and put my bigshots on. It looks like the flange is narrower than the bolt spacing. When I turn the flange sideways, I can get the holes in the shields to line up.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It is so long since I have put our sets on that I only remember it was a pain. I think you need two people and be careful not to scratch the engine case ahead of the cam cover.
Also, lots of patience needed.
Maybe a search on here will turn up some tips.
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If you take off the 5 screws on the cover that says Yamaha on it and remove the cover, then loosen and lower the footpeg mount, it should slip right on. Mine went on by myself in about 10 minutes after doing those two things. Just mount the pipe first, then the muffler after the pipe is on.
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ok my speedstar had done 40k miles on kenko's warrior....i tried to get it back to it's original factory setting by leaving it under the bed for a year and it nearly worked ...stew and i huffed and puffed even using great info from AzW

started with everything loose and the loose flange on the front studs but as hard as we tried it wouldn't turn onto the rear studs by less than a millimeter...hours wasted

so sucked it up and gave it to a very experienced yami mechanic..our hardly smiles ever - martin at sondel... who promptly torched the rear port off and brought me the rear pipes and port and said their's ya problem the flange is just too large to go into the port!! - he ground it down a touch and on it went [don't even ask how i felt seeing the rear port off!!]...

now it's a ruddy mystery why the flange fitted ken's 03 warrior and not my 03!!??

but it's been on since and i just can't get enough of that noise

the chrome has now shown wear and slight pitting after so many years so gav will be special spraying it sheen black this winter [wont you gav]
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I took the cover off, but I didn't loosen the foot peg. I was swinging it up away from the pegs. I'll try that next time. Seems if someone was on the other side helping with the other stud (left side) it might help too.

For now the bigshots are gonna get me through what riding is left. Getting cold here.
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Yes, I also had to take the bolts out and drop the foot peg assembly.
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I had the same issue getting in on so I had to enlarge the heatsheild flange holes on the rear jug about an 1/8", the bolts easily cover it, but now it just slips right on.

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Mine wouldn't go on the front studs at first and then I realized that one of the studs was bent, would explain why the ground pounders were so hard to get off. Make sure they are both straight before you go grinding on anything


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My propipe, bigshots and ripsaws slip on and off easily.
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Bro- it's the pipes- they are a PITA.

i scratched my cam cover, bent studs, and after EVERYthing went on, had to pretty much pull the rear pipe into the exhaust port and hold it there (not easy) to tighten it.

The kicker: Just took them off to get my swingarm to KyleNv, there was so much side load on that rear pipe the exhaust bolt stripped on the WAY OUT!

total pain in the a$$ and I'm not really looking forward to puttting them back on.

But man--- it's a nice pipe once it's on.
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