30 minutes...$35.

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by JKT1969, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. JKT1969

    JKT1969 Active Member

    Was what I was quoted by the HD shop to install the MO's. That's not bad. Personally, I would really like to do this work myself, but I would really like to do it with someone who knows what they are doing supervising me. I would love to have someone walk me through what to do...
  2. Hoople

    Hoople Account Removed

    MO's ?
  3. JKT1969

    JKT1969 Active Member

    Yes. Monster Ovals. Black/Chrome tip.
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

    Sorry. I do live close enough to come over and give you a hand but I have ZERO experience with exhaust and/or slip ons.
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    JKT; It's really a case of "righty tighty, lefty loosey". You will need 7/16" and a 9/16" wrenches or sockets. A small crescent will work. Also some WD40 or PB blaster. Remove your saddlebags, and spray the studs & nuts clamp at the front of the mufflers, also all around the clamp. Do both sides. Then remove the 2 small bolts holding the mufflers to the bag brace. Now loosen the muffler clamp, and try to twist the muffler. Spray more if requred. Keep twisting until it goes about 1/2 total, then start pulling it off as you twist.
    Installing the new MO's is reverse of above. If they have logo's on them, make sure you have left & right correct. Tip: carefully wrap your old mufflers and put in a safe place, for future epa requirements or to sell. If you don't wrap them good, they will get badly scratched over time, I promise!!
    Lastly, buy a case of beer for yourself, and a bouquet of supermarket flowers for your wife with the $35 you saved.
    Double Lastly, stand back and admire your new mufflers and notice that warm feeling inside from the free beer and doing it yourself. :newsmile016:
  6. Redman

    Redman Active Member

    Do it yourself this one is as simple as stated above...also get the shop manual and with a few posted questions you will be saving money on the easy stuff and soon you will feel comfortable taking on the more challenging tasks:s
  7. JKT1969

    JKT1969 Active Member

    Thanks...I do like free beer. :newsmile061:
  8. Porter

    Porter Junior Member

    My 2 cents:
    PB blaster works better than WD-40.
    My left muffler was a real bear to remove. As yours is a 2009, it may not be that bad to remove. My stock mufflers were on for a long time. My point is I added a tiny amount of "anti seize" compound to the end of the exhaust pipe before slipping the new muffler on.

    My exhaust pipe cracked and I had to remove the exahust system to weld it up. It made removal of the mufflers a breeze the second time around.

    As stated above, swapping mufflers is really easy. It is a much better idea to drink the money!
  9. HD4ME!

    HD4ME! Active Member

    Like Breeze3at says, buy you a case of beer and some flowers for your honey. :cheers

    This is very easy to do. It is a matter of loosening a few nuts then slipping them off, hence the term slip ons. One thing I would suggest you do is lay a piece of carpet scrap or cardboard down under the pipes, just in case you drop them.

    If you get in a bind, send us a note and some can walk you through it.

    Oh, and I do love my MO. :bigsmiley24:
  10. JKT1969

    JKT1969 Active Member

    ok. i'm going to do it when i get home. going to autozone to pick up some exhaust paste, and i believe that's all i need.