This tech tip will walk you through installing our new Lowbrow Customs Shotgun Pipes for 1986-2003 XL models. Whether giving you added ground clearance on a scrambler or tracker, or just for high-and-tight style on a rigid or swingarm Sportster, the Shotgun Exhaust Pipes from Lowbrow Customs make quick work of improving your motorcycle's look and sound. Quick and E-Z bolt-on install with the included heavy-duty mounting brackets and hardware.
Lowbrow Customs Shotgun Pipes come in Chrome and Black.
Included in the package and extra info:
- Mounting brackets in your favorite color, black.
- Mounting hardware.
- Requires use of your existing stock exhaust flanges.
1/2 inch socket for removing and reinstalling the flange nuts.
External lock ring pliers for removal of rings on old exhaust and replacing on new pipes.
2 x 1/2 inch wrenches for the back bracket nuts and bolts that connect the pipes to the bracket. 1/2 inch also removes stock mufflers.
1/4 drive 5/16 inch socket with 1/4 nut driver for removal of heat shields
9/16 wrenches or sockets for bracket bolts a 3/8 air ratchet optional.
Let's get started!
Step 1 - Remove nuts from exhaust flanges at cylinder heads with 1/2 inch socket (front & rear).
Step 2 - Remove muffler mounting bolts with 1/2 inch socket if needed and then remove the complete exhaust system.
Step 3 - Remove retaining rings & flanges from stock exhaust using external lock ring pliers.
Step 4 - Re-install rings and flanges on new pipes using exhaust using external lock ring pliers. (note make sure the flange goes on first before ring and with the lipped indention facing out.)
Step 5 - Remove top rear motor mount bolts by using 9/16 wrenches or sockets, a 3/8 drive air ratchet is optional.
Step 6 - Install bracket from the kit using the same motor mount bolts and nuts using 9/16 wrenches or sockets. (note, make sure the negative ground wires are still attached to the left side motor mount bolt.)
Step 7 - Loosely install pipes on cylinder heads & rear bracket by hand.
Step 8 - Tighten nuts on cylinder heads first with 1/2 inch socket, then tighten nuts & bolts on rear bracket evenly till desired straight line is met with 2 x 1/2 wrenches.
That's all there is to it! Now go for a ride.
Important Exhaust Notes:
â€¢ Note: As with any new exhaust, you may need to change carburetor jetting or use of an aftermarket fuel injection control module for peak performance. â€¢ There is no warranty on exhaust pipes and mufflers with regard to any discoloration. Blueing is caused by tuning characteristics, cam timing, carburetor jetting, overheating, etc. and is not caused by defective manufacturing. No refunds on exhaust pipes once motorcycle is started unless thereâ€™s a manufacturerâ€™s defect. â€¢ DISCLAIMER: NOT LEGAL FOR SALE OR USE IN CALIFORNIA
For more info, check out a video walk through with Todd.
S&S Cycle has weathered its fair share of storms. In spite of any unforeseen challenges, they've never failed to express their gratitude to the shops and riders who support their passion for performance. That being said, they've expanded their Horsepower Stimulus package and are offering a special thank you in the way of a 15 percent price reduction on their most popular cam products. This includes performance cams, cam kits, and their complete cam chest kits (cam, pump, plate, pushrods, etc.) for M8, Twin Cam, Evo, Sportster, and other models. Beginning August 1st and lasting through the end of September, purchase S&S Cycle cams from your local dealer or favorite reseller. You'll automatically see a 15 percent price reduction as their small way of saying thank you. Check out their site for more details.
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Made with our engineered Synthetic down, it has great puffy loft, and dries much quicker then down in case it ever gets wet. It also compresses down nice and tight just like down and unlike other synthetic sleeping bags or blankets."- Mike Fischer at Abel Brown
Limited availability - Weight: 1lb, 6oz. - Full Size: 80" x 51" - Compressed size: 8" long, 6" diameter
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