How To Modify Your Exhaust Pipe on Your Motorcycle?

Going on a motorcycle ride without the right exhaust is like going out with no pants. It’s good to be prepared is an understatement. In this article, I want to share all I know about modifying your motorcycle exhaust pipes.

Modify Your Exhaust Pipe on Your Motorcycle
Modify Your Exhaust Pipe on Your Motorcycle

The first step is removing the nuts that hold the exhaust pipe.

I suggest using a socket wrench to apply even pressure and avoid cross-threading the bolts. The engine will be hot enough at this point to weaken and deform the nuts, so you won’t need any more than your hands to twist them off. Once they’re off, set them aside in a safe place where they won’t get lost or damaged.

Use a wrench and your hands to remove them.

First, find the nuts that hold your exhaust pipe in place. There should be two of them: one on each side of your bike. Use your fingers or a wrench (depending on which works best for you) to unscrew them from the bike’s muffler system and ensure they are placed safely aside for later reattachment.

Now, use another tool—like a screwdriver—to pry open the clamp that connects your muffler system to its mount point on your frame. This will allow you more space to get inside and disconnect whatever wires or hoses are still connected between these two areas before removing yet another set of nuts from their places near where all these other pieces come together!

Next, rotate the exhaust pipe until it is loose and pull it off the bike.

First, loosen the bolts on each pipe end using your adjustable wrench. Once they’re loose, you should be able to pull them off of your bike. Once that’s done, I use a permanent grease marker to label each end of the pipes before removing them so I can know where they came from when I put them back on.

If replacing the exhaust pipe, put the new one on before moving on to step 4.

First, you should ensure the engine is cold before removing the old pipe. That way, the fins on the cylinder will shrink back into place and not obstruct access to the new pipe.

Also, make sure that your new exhaust pipe will fit properly before you start installing it. If it doesn’t work right away, don’t force it! You might end up damaging something else in the process.

Put the clamp back on the motorbike and use your hands to tighten it.

Now that you’ve got the clamp back and tightened, your exhaust pipe should be secure.

If you’re having trouble tightening it, try using a wrench or a pair of pliers to ensure it’s secure.

Next, use your wrench to tighten the clamp against the exhaust pipe. Remember not to overtighten it, or you may damage or break something.

check all your bolts
check all your bolts

Put the nuts back on if you removed them in step 1 or if you are replacing your old ones.

While removing or taking the nuts off, you might’ve gotten some oil on the threads of the bolts. If this is the case, get some WD-40 (or whichever penetrating oil you prefer) and some Q-tips to apply to the lines of the bolts. After that, use a wrench and a rag to also apply some pressure to them. This will help break them free from any old Loctite that may have been on there. Once you do that, tighten them back into place.

Make sure that they are loosely protruding from the edge of where the exhaust pipe was connected earlier so that you can access them later with your wrench to tighten them down once everything else is in place.

Next, check all your bolts and ensure they are tightened down properly so there won’t be any problems when riding your motorcycle!

It’s easy to forget to do this. But it’s so important. If you don’t tighten down the bolts on your bike, they can come loose and cause severe damage to you and your bike.

So check them often—whenever you hear a weird noise or feel something vibrating, recheck them!

enjoy your riding
enjoy your riding

In conclusion

Riding a motorcycle with an unmodified exhaust is fantastic. Your bike will sound like any other boring 1000cc superbike. But you won’t be limited after you modify your exhaust pipe.

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