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  1. tecman

    After Market Exhaust Question

    Problem resolved. Not a perfect fit to the header but I can make it work with some tie wire. Not as loud as the Two Brothers, either.
  2. tecman

    After Market Exhaust Question

    That looks very familiar. Thanks.
  3. tecman

    After Market Exhaust Question

    I measured the header and it is 2". I took some pictures of the muffler and the crack. Looks like the header is not quite straight and it finally wore out the side of the neck of the muffler. I was looking at these two mufflers as possible replacements. https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/yoshimura-rs3-slip-on-exhaust https://www.revzilla.com/product/yoshimura-rs1-street-bolt-on-exhaust-honda-cbr954rr-cbr929rr I appreciate the link to the full systems but I do not want to have to change the entire thing, just get a new slip on. If that is possible.
  4. tecman

    After Market Exhaust Question

    So I heard back from Two Brothers and they do not make anything that will fit the system I have on the Bird. I sent them pictures and they said no go. I am looking around and not finding anything specific for a 4 into 1 for the Bird. I see some mufflers that are rated for the CBR 929/954 and was wondering if that would work on a Blackbird or if the increased ccs would blow it out. I have looked at mufflers that are for bikes with larger ccs, like the Kawasaki Connie, and some of those look like they would fit. I just don't want to get a muffler that "looks" like it will work with my system but then be an issue later. I may just buy an inexpensive stand in to use temporarily while I get the Two Brothers repaired. Something like this: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/danmoto-conical-gp-slip-on-exhaust Thoughts? Suggestions? I would love anyone with better knowledge to give me a hand. Thanks again.
  5. tecman

    After Market Exhaust Question

    You know, I thought about mentioning that but did not. When I got the bike (I am the third owner) it had 18K miles. The second owner put the 4 into 1 system on the bike but I don't know what the mileage was when he did so. I got some photos when the clock hit 100K. I will take more when it hits 118K knowing that I put 100K on my Bird. :-)
  6. tecman

    After Market Exhaust Question

    I have reached out to Two Brothers to see what they may have for a replacement. I think that is really going to be the best way to go to fix the problem properly. If Two Brothers doesn't have something comparable I would love some suggestions on alternatives. Thanks again.
  7. tecman

    After Market Exhaust Question

    I have an '02 XX that the previous owner put a 4 into 1 Two Brothers exhaust on. When I got the bike it had 18K on the clock. I am nearing 104K now. I like the exhaust, the way it sounds and the weight savings. My issue is that there is now a crack in the neck of the muffler, right before the can starts. I noticed it the other day on a cold morning when I noticed a secondary puff of exhaust coming out of the hole. I have looked all over but Two Brothers does not seem to make this same muffler any more. I have not reached out to them directly but I have looked at their web site extensively and there is nothing listed as being for the Bird. I have also looked at Ebay and found nothing. I thought the exhaust was getting a little loud and wondered if I needed to get the can re-packed. I had also thought about buying a new muffler. Now that there is a crack I am feeling more pressed to do something. Can I get JB Weld or something else to fix the crack? Would another muffler, not a Two Brothers, have a problem fitting on the pipe? Any suggestions for mufflers? I would be grateful for some help and guidance with this. Thanks.
  8. I was wondering if you still have the pilot foot pegs. Mine are almost worn out and I need a new set. As for the bodywork I guess it is silver since it is an '02? Do you have a full set: front fender, side panels, rear section? I might be interested if they are in good shape and we can work out a good price for both of us. Thanks.
  9. Great. Thank you very much. I will look for the PM tomorrow.
  10. Very true. I have always been a pitcher, not a catcher. Still interested in windscreen #8.
  11. If you are "taking" the #8 then I am interested. If not then I am interested in windscreen #8. :-)
  12. I know this post is old but I was wondering if any of the screens are still available? I am interested in #8, the Powerbronze light tint touring screen. If it's still around let me know, I think I'd like it. Thanks.
  13. tecman

    Rear shock trouble

    I took part in the group buy a few years back and got a Penske 8983. It was a great upgrade to the Bird. Now it is shot. It leaked out its oil and is no longer functional. I ordered a rebuild kit from Penske but neither of my local dealers will fix it. One says it does not have the proper tools to rebuild any shocks and the other says they will only rebuild stock OEM shocks. They recommended I send it back to Penske and have them rebuild it. Well, that is really not an option. Suggestions? I am going to try some of the other shops around to see if anyone can/will rebuild it. If anyone knows of a shop in the San Fran Bay area that will do the work I would be grateful. Thanks.
  14. tecman

    6mm shim problem

    Thanks. I was lost on the fact that the shock is connected to the swingarm-DUH!! I will have my buddy give me a hand. Thanks for the advice, and for not pointing out too much how stupid I was. That is why I love the .org!!! And just one more question: the open end of the shim should face forward??
  15. tecman

    6mm shim problem

    The rear wheel is already off the ground. I would think the weight would simply pull the shock down but it did not.
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