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I have been reading the comments on how much a difference this makes to the bike. Question? How easy isthis to put on and how much fairing and others do you have to take off to put on the new exhaust chamber! Also, what mufflers does anyone suggest? I was looking at the Hoolywood power mufflers.

Cold in Northern Minnesota, looking for a winter project.
 

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Well I'll send a little somewhat warm greeting your way, 39 degrees down here this morning. The desert rats are freezing here any time its below 70! I just returned here 2 weeks ago from NH, left here Aug 12th and had to ride through 110 degrees to get up into Flagstaff, lots of 30-35 days on the trip back. We had a Santa escort last night to the Wounded Warrior kids and was 50 and showers on the way back.
My bike already has the pipes and Hollywood mufflers on it from before my friend bought it in 01, I really liked the sound from when Dan first got it. You'll enjoy them.(no baffles added, sounds like a Ferrari according to car nuts)
I don't think there is too much you have to take off as far as plastic. Might be a metal shield covering the collector. Did you check the Torquemaster web site for install instructions?


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Thanks newday777, No I hadn't checked the Torquemaster web site, but I will now. Merry Xmas
 

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I have been reading the comments on how much a difference this makes to the bike. Question? How easy isthis to put on and how much fairing and others do you have to take off to put on the new exhaust chamber! Also, what mufflers does anyone suggest? I was looking at the Hoolywood power mufflers.

Cold in Northern Minnesota, looking for a winter project.
I cannot attest to the replacement of the stock expansion chamber with the Torquemaster curly-cue hoochidoo... but I did replace my stock exhaust with the TM's last winter and I LOVE them. I would suspect getting the OEM unit off will be your biggest issue. If you have a roll-about lift you will have to lift the bike and put it on Jack stands to get the old unit out.

Because of where that doo-dah sits... it might be a good time to have a look at your clutch slave cylinder and perhaps your rear brake master cylinder... I hear they are a bear to get too... and you might have better access while you have that part out.

Be advised that those TM mufflers have two oblong holes in the hangers. It's easier to hang them using the first hole... but they will hang more level and you will scrape them less if you can hitch them to the second hole.

None-the-less, for what it's worth, here's the photos of my replacement... don't panic I had all the plastic off addressing other issues at the time.

Torquemaster install
 

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I installed my torquemaster last summer. It's probably a couple hour install. I used the stock mufflers. The biggest problem is like any exhaust system, the heat and rust make things tougher. If you crawl under the bike, you will see that the stockexhaust crossover connection to the header pipes, both are at an angle going towards the inside. This means after loosening up the bolts, it won't come off cause its pinched together. You have a couple of options. Remove the plastic and loosen up the headers or just cut the old cross over out. Not everyone would agree, but I just cut mine off. I had to let some air out of my rear tire in order for it to clear in the removal. Otherwise there isnt enough clearance.

The installation then is fairly easy. Try not to distroy all of your muffler bushings cause you only get 2 in the box. You'll have to use a couple of the old ones or order new ones before you start the project. One would think for $300 they throw in all 4 of these, but they don't.

Also there are complaints of exhaust leaks. I didn't have any problems. You need to really watch for the exhaust bushings on both the header and exhaust don't move on your installation before tightening down.

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I put a set of torque loops on my 89 and the hardest part is getting the old chamber off ( as Danimal stated). I would order the 2 muffler bushings as you will screw them up and regret it if you don't. Don't ask how I know !!:shock:
I really liked the sound using the stock mufflers. Kind of like a Porsche 911 but not too loud. I would try the stock mufflers first and see how you liked it as the mufflers are easy to change.
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Thanks Danimal, Where do you order additional bushings? I looked on the Torque Master site and could not find them.
 

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Thanks for the info Ogrebro. Where or whodo you order the additional bushings from?
 

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I had the displeasure of replacing my collector box a few years ago. Rusted snapper nuts and bolts and everything rusted together turned it into half a Saturday lost.
 

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I'm not sure where you would order them from. I was careful and was able to use 2 of my old ones. Maybe someone else has an idea?
 

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Thanks for the info Ogrebro. Where or whodo you order the additional bushings from?
Items number 24 (front)and 25 (rear) - HERE.
 

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Henry81 wrote:
I have been reading the comments on how much a difference this makes to the bike. Question? How easy isthis to put on and how much fairing and others do you have to take off to put on the new exhaust chamber! Also, what mufflers does anyone suggest? I was looking at the Hoolywood power mufflers.

Cold in Northern Minnesota, looking for a winter project.
I cannot attest to the replacement of the stock expansion chamber with the Torquemaster curly-cue hoochidoo... but I did replace my stock exhaust with the TM's last winter and I LOVE them. I would suspect getting the OEM unit off will be your biggest issue. If you have a roll-about lift you will have to lift the bike and put it on Jack stands to get the old unit out.

Because of where that doo-dah sits... it might be a good time to have a look at your clutch slave cylinder and perhaps your rear brake master cylinder... I hear they are a bear to get too... and you might have better access while you have that part out.

Be advised that those TM mufflers have two oblong holes in the hangers. It's easier to hang them using the first hole... but they will hang more level and you will scrape them less if you can hitch them to the second hole.

None-the-less, for what it's worth, here's the photos of my replacement... don't panic I had all the plastic off addressing other issues at the time.

Torquemaster install
ae those HD take off mfflers. they look exactlylike the ones I put on my 1000.

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