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post #1 of 18 Old 12-05-2011, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Y Pipe Removal

ive searched this forum looking for how to remove the y pipe or mid pipe of the 919 is it just as easy as pulling it or do i have to remove the whole header?

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You need to support the bike on a center stand, remove the shock mount bolt, and let the swing arm drop a little bit.

I think that's the easiest way.

If you don't have a center stand, I'm not sure.

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With the front wheel on a stand, I put a steel rod through the centerstand holes and lifted it with a hydraulic floor jack, then removed the shock. I tried just removing the lower shock bolt, but couldn't get the Y-pipe out.

If you do this get someone to help you steady the bike.

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I lag screwed some pretty beefy brackets into the rafters of the man cave and have 3 cheap Harbor Freight cable hoists hanging from them - 2 for the bars or front engine mounts and 1 for the tail. I can easily suspend the whole bike and set it down on jackstands for stability.


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i was hoping to leave the shock in ohwell guess i better buy an ohlines to replace the rear shock since im taking it out anyways hehe

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sooooo it's not possible to remove the Y pipe without fiddling with the shock ? i wish i tried it a bit more when i cleaned everything but the y pipe... :-/

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Guys, you don't have to remove the shock. A few people prefer to use a high grade hack saw to cut the Y-pipe for easy removal. Just cut and go, simple as that.

Another pro tip would be to use sand and water to scrub your tires.
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sooooo it's not possible to remove the Y pipe without fiddling with the shock ? i wish i tried it a bit more when i cleaned everything but the y pipe... :-/
Yeah, it's much easier if you take out at least the bottom shock bolt, and drop the swingarm (assuming you have suspended the bike by the rear subframe and secured the front at this point).

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Y-pipe removal

There are a couple of worthwhile youtube videos available on y-pipe removal, one demonstration coming in the first of a four part series entitled:
The second is notable for its innovative solution involving a tall stepladder and some ratcheting straps to create a "redneck hoist" to support the motorcycle!

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There are a couple of worthwhile youtube videos available on y-pipe removal, one demonstration coming in the first of a four part series entitled: Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M24oiym4UuQ The second is notable for its innovative solution involving a tall stepladder and some ratcheting straps to create a "redneck hoist" to support the motorcycle!
I heard the guy who made that video lives in his moms basement. He only has one testicle because he lost the other one from masturbating too hard one day. Could be rumors but I doubt it! :P

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I heard the guy who made that video lives in his moms basement. He only has one testicle because he lost the other one from masturbating too hard one day. Could be rumors but I doubt it! :P
Claimed he was charging his phone


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He's not just a client, he's also an investor.

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I don't even want to know how you found those answers.

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I don't even want to know how you found those answers.
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