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Two Brothers Exhaust Instal

Just broke down an purchased the slip on exhaust two brothers. I purchased it from amazon.com sweet price compared to ebay and local dealer. Has anyone installed it, any tricks is it a pain in the ass to install. Should I take it to a real mechanic?
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Bout as simple as you can get. Loosen the headers at the cylinder head, take out the 2 bolts holding the stock muffler on, loosen the clamp and slide the stocker off. Careful cause it's heavy. Reverse the order for the Two Bro's and make sure you do not over tighten the muffler clamp to the header. Start bike, hang on, have fun!

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I also recomend getting the juicebox.

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Okay I got the exhaust today, should I or shouldn,t I that is the question. I usually try to tackle things like this, and I usually end up at the dealer explaining what I did wrong. Any others that have tried it. I don,t have a metric socket kit to losen the header at the cylinder head that is a concern. I can change oil not problem, take the fairing off etc, change antifreeze, is this enough skill

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don't sweat it. If I can do it you can too.

loosen the OEM exhaust and slide it off the pipe some. Get it loose. Then loosen the header bolts. Don't take them off, just loosen them as the pipes will then drop about 2 inches. It's then you can get the OEM exhaust off. (keep in mind the stock muffler will be heavy, much more then you expect). Slide your new exhaust on, get it mounted, then tighten the header.

If you get stuck or something you can always put it back stock and take it to a mechanic if need be.

go buy you some metric wrenches. You will need them in the future, and they are nice to have.
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go buy you some metric wrenches. You will need them in the future, and they are nice to have.

I suggest repacking at 3k as recommended just to see how much the martial burned. After I did mine the first time I think I may just need to it every 9k.

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What is repacking? I just had it installed today, sounds great, feels like a completely different bike. The dealership installed it for $30 bucks I couldn,t resist
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30 bucks is a great deal. The bike sounds much better I bet. More fun to ride now.
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What is repacking? resist


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Q: Are Two Brothers Racing canisters rebuildable/repackable and how often do I need to do this?

A: Yes, all Two Brothers Racing canisters are rebuildable. The length of time between repacks varies depending on the type of riding you do and the type of bike you own. Inline fours and sixes are generally very easy on the packing material while singles and big twins tend to be harsh on the packing. We’ve seen sport touring bikes with over 60,000 miles on the mufflers where the packing looked as good as new while we’ve also seen big superbike twins with lot’s of track time burn through the packing in less than 2,000 miles. If you need to repack your canister(s), repack kits are available (one repack kit per canister). The kits come with new rivets, packing material and a drill bit (#30) to remove the old rivets. We also provide the service and it typically runs $25 per canister plus parts.

http://www.twobros.com/cgi-bin/shopp...&key=005-10038

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Q: Are Two Brothers Racing canisters rebuildable/repackable and how often do I need to do this?

A: Yes, all Two Brothers Racing canisters are rebuildable. The length of time between repacks varies depending on the type of riding you do and the type of bike you own. Inline fours and sixes are generally very easy on the packing material while singles and big twins tend to be harsh on the packing. We’ve seen sport touring bikes with over 60,000 miles on the mufflers where the packing looked as good as new while we’ve also seen big superbike twins with lot’s of track time burn through the packing in less than 2,000 miles. If you need to repack your canister(s), repack kits are available (one repack kit per canister). The kits come with new rivets, packing material and a drill bit (#30) to remove the old rivets. We also provide the service and it typically runs $25 per canister plus parts.

http://www.twobros.com/cgi-bin/shopp...&key=005-10038
Hey Creeper , What kinda shape was your packing in when you swapped it out?


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Hey Creeper , What kinda shape was your packing in when you swapped it out?

After 3k, Practicaly new. the one in there now has just about 5k on it. im not gona bother till about 9-10k to see and swap. Depedning on that ill determin how often i think i should swap.

But just as 2bros says, it realy depends on how much you push.

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Shouldn't you be able to tell by the sound when it's time for a repack?

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Shouldn't you be able to tell by the sound when it's time for a repack?
Well thats what i would think . When its gets really barky and hollow sounding . im waiting for a while on mine


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I reccommend that the silly aluminum screws that hold the end cap on should be replaced with steel allen bolts M6X15. The original ones have a T15 Torx recess, and it's impossible to get them tight enough to stay on without stripping the recess out. Use plenty of anti-seize.

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Bolt size for Twn Brothers O2 Sensor hole

Hi, lost the bolt plugging the O2 sensor hole. Can someone please tell me what size bolt to replace it with? Thanks
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hi, lost the bolt plugging the o2 sensor hole. Can someone please tell me what size bolt to replace it with? Thanks
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