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Hey all,

Trying to remove my exhaust pipes while bikes out of commission for the winter to do random stuff to them.

Been trying to follow the service manual (page 836 seems too simple) and the 1299 Akropovic full system installation instructions (step 10 shows 899/1199 pipe -__-'), but I just cannot find how to remove the central/Y-pipe. The Akro instructions also state that you need to undo the rear subframe to get to the rear bank cylinder header nuts; anyone know if this is the only way?

Anyone got any tips?
 

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Bump, anyone got any experience?

Calling @aksdman for assistance as you've done euro shotgun to US conversion with great photos here.
 

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Hi I had the same problem with removing Y pipe,I got my son to sit on bike with side stand up and was able to remove Y pipe as it cleared swinging arm..Was ok removing header pipe after Y pipe was removed.
 

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Good idea!
 

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@DJShrug: The exhaust swap was a two-day and two-man job for me when I did it. Part of the reason for that was because we didn't have a proper manual to follow at that time. We tried to remove the exhaust without removing the sub frame but we ended up wasting a half of the day trying to figure out how to remove the y exhaust with the tiny space allotted by the non-removal of the sub-frame. We ended up removing the sub frame the next day and that allowed easier and proper access to that part. The hard part was also trying to remove the heat shield - at least for us.

Good luck with your plan on the removal of your exhaust. It was a tiring but fulfilling experience for me. Let me know if i can help out in any other way bro!
 

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yeah, either remove the subframe or remove the rear shock and support, take your pick!
 

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@DJShrug: The exhaust swap was a two-day and two-man job for me when I did it. Part of the reason for that was because we didn't have a proper manual to follow at that time. We tried to remove the exhaust without removing the sub frame but we ended up wasting a half of the day trying to figure out how to remove the y exhaust with the tiny space allotted by the non-removal of the sub-frame. We ended up removing the sub frame the next day and that allowed easier and proper access to that part. The hard part was also trying to remove the heat shield - at least for us.

Good luck with your plan on the removal of your exhaust. It was a tiring but fulfilling experience for me. Let me know if i can help out in any other way bro!
yeah, either remove the subframe or remove the rear shock and support, take your pick!
Thanks for the reply @aksdman and @Dingo, I'll be trying out removing subframe tomorrow.

Shenanigans for the pipes include either polishing them up, wrapping them, or getting them ceramic coated.
 

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Hi lads you don,t need to remove subframe or remove shock,if you have a good toolkit its no probs
What tools did you use specifically then? Got any tips to share?


My Y-pipe doesn't budge at all after taking the springs off, because of the mating between the front and rear header pipes; its not binding against the swingarm at all.
 

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@bikesred: Yes, please do share what specific tools you used to remove the y pipe. The problem was having enough "play" between the pipes which will enable you to separate the pipes from one another. It took half a day trying to figure out how to do that without removing the sub-frame or the shock and we weren't able to find a way.
 

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I ended up taking off the rear subframe (or rather enough) to take the heat shield off, which is indeed the hardest part. That allowed access to the upper screw, rear bank exhaust pipe is off.

Y-pipe, still not off, basically slides off from the from bank pipe, but now binds against the swingarm. 200lbs on the seat doesn't help, probably is 1-5mm away from being free.
 

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Hi i removed rear wheel to get easy access to Y piece and then used a rubber mallot to loosen Y pipe from headers,And when loose I managed to remove Y pipe.
 

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Hi i removed rear wheel to get easy access to Y piece and then used a rubber mallot to loosen Y pipe from headers,And when loose I managed to remove Y pipe.
 
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