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    Minimal amount of work to remove rear exhaust

    I'm polishing my exhausts. What's the minimal amount of removal I need to do to get the rear exhaust off?
    Hawk with many differently shaped fuel tanks.

    #2
    just unbolt it and pull it out. It is a bit tricky getting it back on though. It usually takes me 20-30 minutes of twisting, turning and cursing.
    Brian - Richland, WA
    1991 Hawk GT
    1997 VFR

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      #3
      A 10 degree wobbler extension is your best friend in this situation.
      ASMA #139

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        #4
        I've taken it off without moving the motor, but I seem unable to get it out..... More wiggling gets it out?
        Hawk with many differently shaped fuel tanks.

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          #5
          Muffler, 2 nuts, a maneuver that's certainly much easier than a Rubik's cube, and it's off.
          J.D. Hord
          Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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            #6
            Did you remove the rear wheel? I think its theoretically possible to get it off with the wheel on but difficult.

            I recall that it was very difficult to release the muffler from the pipes on my bike - stuck on with corrosion. I'm so grateful for my Fuel can - undo two pipe clamps and a single nut and its off in a minute.

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              #7
              The muffler is off. The front is off. The rear is detached from the engine. But the rear won't come out of the engine bay. I've tried for at least 5 minutes. Twice. Now going in again.
              Hawk with many differently shaped fuel tanks.

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                #8
                Header pipe! ... You must be clear ... I also thought you were asking about the muffler can.

                I can tell you it a pain to do it. A small narrow wobbly extension is okay after breaking the nut loose with open/box end wrenches. I forget ... either 10mm or 12mm socket/wrenches. I had to flip the wrenches over and over to get a 1/4 turn on the nut (my tools are Craftsman).

                Last edited by jspeed53; 05-23-2022, 09:57 AM.
                Bi-Coastal U.S.A.: Los Angeles, CA and Long Island, NY

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                  #9
                  The rear header is already disconnected but no matter how I try to get it out, it won't come out.I rotate the flange so it doesn't hit anything and it still won't come out. I try it with the flange below the studs and it won't angle out. I try to angle it when it's seated and it won't come out. I try to angle it out when the flange is above where it usually is and the header won't come out.
                  Hawk with many differently shaped fuel tanks.

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                    #10
                    Been a while but if I remember correctly, rotate it clockwise while pulling it forward.
                    Brian - Richland, WA
                    1991 Hawk GT
                    1997 VFR

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by Henway View Post
                      I try to angle it out when the flange is above where it usually is and the header won't come out.
                      Gotcha! But first ... are exhaust studs original? If previous owner changed them, you may have to take drastic measures.

                      If stock, then its like BK94si mentioned ... pull and twist both pipe and flange.
                      Bi-Coastal U.S.A.: Los Angeles, CA and Long Island, NY

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