Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cobra installation

No, no, not that kind of cobra…

cobra pipes on my 2008 Yamaha v-star 1100.

I’ve been working a lot of overtime lately; so I decided it was time for a little reward. Yep you guessed it a set of cobra pipes. The pipe was dropped off a couple of days ago at my front door, isn’t the internet great… Ok, on with the story.

I talked to my buddy Dave and he agreed to meet me at the compound Saturday morning at 10:00am to do the installation. Neither one of us had ever done this before, so it was kind of like the blind leading the blind. Ha-ha.

Here are a few photos I took of the process…truth is, it was a very easy job…it took us two or three hours…

First…stock pipes

Second…removed 4 bolts to lower the foot rest and the break master cylinder.

Third….loosen two clamps remove a couple of bolts to remove the rear mufflers. 4 more bolts and the front pipes were off also.

Fourth…place the new pipes on, and then next the heat shields…on a funny note the hardest thing to do was placing a single screw in the end of the pipe to hold the tip in…Murphy law tell us there is always one. Ha-ha.

Fifth…DONE, take a look…great looking pipes…

I tried to shoot a short video on my new Flip camcorder….hope it works…check it out…I’ll do better on the next recording. Still learning
We did a quick ride to the Mexican restaurant to get something to eat…the pipes sound outstanding…its like riding a whole new bike…bike runs great…you may notice it sounds a little rough in the video, that only because the bike was cold, I had a little to much choke on….I’ll do another video later so you can hear the final product.
Till then
Big Al


Patty said...

Wow you scared me a bit with that title, your bike looks great!

Cindy said...

Talk about a sweet ride!

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