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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-26-2008, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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hi vulcaneers. i finally got my 94 on the road[phantom gas syndrome-bad battery-pluged up carbs-stuck throttle]now ican apreciate what agood bike it is-iguess thats what iget for jumping in head first.i would like to put some new pipes on[crusers vh]i am new to the world of motorcycle mecanics.how much of a pain would it be-can ido it myself[do i need to 'degoat'.do i need any extras that dont come with the pipes.thanx 4 all the advicein the past -great site-cool people-thanx again irish mike....::
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2008, 01:09 AM
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It should be rather easy. I got jardines and I had to use the right side header. I had to cut a piece off to make it fit. Be sure to replace the crush exhaust gasket if posible. Look up in the exhaust forum to find the gasket number. Gasket off of the harley fits. If I am wrong someone here will jump in and correct me. Hope this helps.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2008, 04:34 AM
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If you install a set of aftermarket pipes, you will be "degoating" simply because it's removed and done away with when installing an aftermarket set.

VH, Cobras, Jardine pipe kits don't use the goat belly at all.
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I confirm: I replaced the mufflers with Cobra, and have to remove the goat belly. The gaskets were included in the Cobra kit. After burning a pair of trousers, I Put back in place the old heat shield...
I also had to put some ceramic wool inside the Cobra, to avoid getting a fine with the noise...

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Since the goat's belly is removed you will probably have to fashion a center stand stop so it doesn't slam against your new pipes. Some come with a rubber stop (V&H's ) some don't.

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