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Pro Moto SA installation Q's

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Who has done it and tapped the holes instead of using rivets?

My plan:

1. Take off exhaust (Time: 0.25 beer)

2. Drill out rivets (Time: 0.75 beer)

3. Remove old cap (Time: open new beer)

4. Put in new cap (Time: 0.10 beer)

5. Tape new cap to exhaust (Time: 0.15 beer)

6. Center punch holes to drill (Time: 0.25 beer)

7. Figure out how to secure exhaust (Time: 0.50 beer + open new beer)

8. Drill 8 holes (hopefully straight) (Time: 0.50 - 2.00 beers, depends if drill battery is charged)

9. Admire work (Time: 0.50 beer + open new beer)

10. Remove end cap (Time: 0.10 beer)

11. Tap 8 Holes (Time: No idea, longer than I think I'm sure, say 4.00 beers)

12. Put end cap back in (Time: 0.10 beer)

13. Put 8 screws in tapped holes (Time: 0.30 beer)

14. Put exhaust back on (Time: 0.50 beer)

15. Go to bed

16. Wake up w/ headache

17. Cuss at crooked screws in end cap......

Total Time Required: 8 - 9.5 beers.

Better go to the liquor store on the way home....

:)

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Hokie,

When doing steps 6 through 11 on the exhaust. You won't have to tape the endcape because it should be a tight fit. I center punched mine and the drill bit walked a little bit and made the hole off. So then I decided to I leave the endcap on, and drilled the holes in it, then tapped the hole thing. The added depth will help keep it straight when you drill and do the tapping most importantly, all the holes will line up perfectly. I then removed the endcap and drilled out the muffler to get rid of the threads, installed it and was done.

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Originally posted by Angel Boy:

Hokie,

When doing steps 6 through 11 on the exhaust. You won't have to tape the endcape because it should be a tight fit. I center punched mine and the drill bit walked a little bit and made the hole off. So then I decided to I leave the endcap on, and drilled the holes in it, then tapped the hole thing. The added depth will help keep it straight when you drill and do the tapping most importantly, all the holes will line up perfectly. I then removed the endcap and drilled out the muffler to get rid of the threads, installed it and was done.

Good idea about tapping it while it is in the muffler. Thanks!

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Originally posted by MXOldtimer:

Hummmmmm I did mine all wrong. I left the exhaust on the bike, used self taping screws and was done in 20 min.

What, no beer?!?!? That's un-American!

A friend of mine suggested self tapping screws also. How good of a thread do you get with those?

I am worried about the threads wearing out after several removals and installations.

[ May 22, 2002: Message edited by: Hokie ]

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