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I just bought the Warrior and am thinking about the new pipes. Someone mentiond that I should save the money that the dealer is going to charge (3 hours of Labor/$210) and try to install the pipes in myself.

I am not a mechanic and am not even sure if I have the proper tools.
However, the Pipes come with instructions by Vance and Hines and the PCIII is said to be used without the need for a mechanic.

Do You think that this is something I can do on my own????

If I save the money that means I can saveup for a pretty raw tire!

Ideas or thought. it is brand new and I bought the extended warranty not even sure if that is something that would be void if my little hands start screwing around.


You guys were not kidding when you said I would have support. The emails have poored in and I am grateful.

Well several people have said that installing it should be something that I should do, but i simply fear doing something wrong and then having to pay for the dealer to fix it anyway.

However, I have been doing some price shopping on the web and local dealers, in defence of my dealer I may have spoke to soon.

The pipes cost 540, PCIII 340 (according to most dealers and the internet). Other dealers around the area want to charge between $375-$425 for installing the pipe and PCIII.

The dealer that sold me the Warrior said did quote me $270 for the PCIII, and 460 for the pipes. He also is giving me another $50 bucks off a Scorpion Helmet.

So now im thinking that my dealer is quite reasonable and is helping me out with the additional money he is taking off. He said the rate for install would be for time he knows he has spent on previous bikes making sure the machine works to its best ability.

If i decide pay someone do it, this dealer by far is the best price around. Still undecided about taking this challenge on solo.

Either way THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT.

~ DonWarrior
 

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Save the money and install the exhaust yourself. All you need is some sockets and some metric allen keys for the sockets. The pcIII is a bit more complicated. Look at the instructions and decide for yourself.
 

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Save your cash and do it yourself. Just take your time, be patient and use the search from this forum and everything will come together. After your done you will be amazed on how easy it all was.
 

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You can do it. If you've ever turned a wrench, and can read, it should be no problem. Look up the perfect PCIII install before you do.
 

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save the money.
study the instructions and ask all the questions on this site.
There are a lot of good guys willing to help
 

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I was in exactly the same positon as yourself when I put on my Big Shots. My advice:

1. Get a mate to help take off and re-install the replacement exhausts. They're quite heavy when you need to balance things up and you may knock the casings with the pipes. Not good.

2. Don't over-tighten the flange bolts, especially on the front cylinder. I did and now the pipes won't come off without a specialist straightening them up.

3. Have cardboard or rags covering exposed engine parts or area where you lay the exhaust down to prevent scratches.

4. Be confident. You learn as you go with this bike but most things really are quite simple and there are always colleagues here on this site to help.

Finally - good luck and welcome to the forums!
 

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Totally agree with the above but I would say get a torque wrench to make sure you do not overtighten the flange bolts. This is a tool which will be very useful for all your wrenching.
 

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DonWarrior,

You can do it...It's not that hard and if you have the tools and some help from a friend, then you shouldn't have any problems. Take your time, read the instructions twice, even three times. And of course, if you run into a problem there is always a bunch of us that are willing to guide you through the process.

Here's a link to help you out with the PCIII install and there's a link there for the PCIII "Perfect Install". Which I highly recommend that you do...The difference is like night or day![/emoticons/emotion-1.gif]

http://www.brazeauracing.com/rswarrior/pcinstall.html

Best of luck...And let us know how it when...

Mark aka Mad Man
 

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You need a new dealer. My dealer dosent charge any labor to put on parts. That is part of the deal. You also get 15% off of ever part you buy from him. But there is no reason why you cant put them on. There are some things i like to do myself just so i know that it is done right. Not saying that i have ever had a problem with my dealer installing anything. they are great. I just like to turn the wrench every now and then.... Welcome to the forum. You will get all the help you will ever need here.
 

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With the money you save you can get the tools you need, then you will have them for your next mod. Go ahead do it yourself.
 

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remember the dealer's job is to get the job, that extra cash could be used for that wheel you want. It's really easy just study the bike first before you get started and see if it looks difficult. If you see somethning that does just come back here and get your answers. I put my pipes and my pcIII on and there were no problems. I took my time and you can too. jst get the tools you need first, take pictures if you have too with a digital camera.[/emoticons/emotion-5.gif]
 
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