Having a motorcycle is a fun stuff right? Whether you’re just a regular rider or a bike fan like me. But sometimes, we kinda bored with what our bikes performance. You can crank up your bike’s performance with some modification to the engine, but i wouldn’t recommended that for your daily bike, especially when it’s your one only bike. So i have this recommendation to crank up your bike’s performance without touching the engine. You can change your exhaust pipe with the aftermarket one.
Replacing exhaust is the basic move to crank up your bike performance. If you want a proven performance exhaust, you can chose Italian made or Slovenian made, the price is high, but it won’t lie. But if you’re a budget limited bike lover like me, you can choose local exhausts, one thing, youre gonna have to becareful of fake exhausts, in this country, fake exhausts is everywhere. Buy the legit one. If youre already had the exhaust and you’re too lazy to go to the bike shop to install it, you can do it at home, but you must have these tools.
- breaker bar to loosen any bolts attaching to the old exhaust
- Ratchet wrench for removing said bolts
- Torque wrench to tighten the new exhaust bolt
- Thread lock to help secure bolts in place
- Muffler exhaust sealant to make sure there’s no air leaks from your new pipes
First step is loose the muffler’s bolt that is attached to the bike chassis, and then remove the spring, and then remove the muffler, second step is detach the co² sensor (some bikes dont have, especally scooters and mopeds), and then remove the catalytics converter by removing the bolts attached, and the last part to remove is the header. Remove the header’s with the breaker bar. After that assemble the header and the mid pipe of the new exhaust first, before attaching it to the engine block.
Then install the header(s) to the engine exhaust port, make sure theres sealant already smeared to the header’s port. Use torque wrench to tighten up the bolts, then connect the co² censor (if it had one), then smear the sealant on the other side of the midpipe and the muffler, and then install the muffler to the midpipe, dont forget to apply the thread locks to the bolts to make sure it safe. Next is install the spring(s), this could be more tricky than you could imagine, because the string(s) is very stiff. My recommendation is use shoe laces to pull it together, shoe laces helps. Last steps is bolt the muffler to the bike chassis, if its a long pipe, bolt it to the passanger’s footpeg, if its a underbelly exhaust, bolt it to the rider’s footpeg.
These steps aren’t 100% applicable, because theres so many different motorcycle types, with different design of chassis, body, and number of cylinders.
source : https://youtu.be/FizP8d2vTC0 & self experience