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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Happy Valentine's Day.....

To me. Looky what just came from UPS.

So now I have a few questions. I love loud- but don't really want to rejet right now before this summer's riding season. Will I be satisfied without removing the baffles or should i take them out? I'm not sure if you can get to the screw that holds the baffles in without removing the pipes and I don't want to take them off again next winter. Second, Should i lube the splines now while I have the exhaust off? Bike is 04 with 3800 miles. I thought it might be a good time so I don't have to take the exhaust off next year if I do the splines then. Last do you guys have any advice for the install? I'll be putting these on next weekend over spring break when I go home from school. I can't wait. Oh and does anyone have the Kawasaki part number for the exhaust gaskets?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 07:59 PM
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Here is the part number: EXHAUST PIPE CONNECTING GASKETS VN750 11009-1480
I got mine from cheapcycleparts.com. There's a set of 4 on e-bay with starting bid of 99 cents, but not sure you want to wait to win them. I recommend against using the Harley gasket, it does not have the same outside diameter and will slide when you install them causing a leak. Stick with the OEM for a perfect fit.

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You will be happy the way they sound with the baffles. Yes! Lube your splines. Gasket p/n 11060-1119 They replaced the inferior gasket 11009-1480 that was only produced 85'-88'. I would not use the old style gasket.


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Do the world a favor and leave the baffles in. Do yourself a favor and do the spline lube.

I have never had any problems/leaks using the Harley gaskets. A dab of grease on them holds them in place and will burn off later. But the stock gaskets are cheaper anyway.

You really do not need to rejet unless you alter the intake.

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No need to re-jet when changing just the pipes, even if you remove the baffles.
If you're going to do an earshave, then you'd need to re-jet.

Also, not sure how the stock exhaust gaskets come packaged, but the Hardley ones are two to a pack, so you only need to make an order for one.

X3 on lubing the splines!!


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Post up some pics after you get 'em installed!
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Three words for ya Gus:

LEAVE BAFFLES IN!

One thing about the install, when putting the right pipe on (the longer of the 2), the directions say to remove the right brake assembly. Don't. I didn't and I even had to get around an engine guard. With a little finagling you can make it work without damage and save lots of time. Other than that follow the directions to the letter.

To be honest I wish I could see your face when you fire it up the first time with the new pipes. My brother and buddy laughed out loud when I did so I know mine was priceless!!! Good luck, have fun and X2 on posting pics...
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