This blog is something I have been looking for, for a long time, I plan on using it to keep up with friend and family and anyone else who wants to read along, about things I do, places I go, and just thoughts that run through my mind, trust me my mind can be a scary place.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
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…
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