Originally Posted by big6x6
So....How hard is it to install a V&H Pro Pipe on a 2010 Street Glide? I mean it doesn't LOOK so bad... Is removing flange/circlips from OEM exhaust and placing on new exhaust a bear? What are the odds of having an exhaust leak at the heads? As you know I'm doing more and more myself. I really enjoy doing it myself if you think I can do it, I'll give order it and give it a go! Plus I can do it after work and not have a day of riding wasted at the dealer waiting on them to do it..
You should replace the gaskets at the head, and there's a torque sequence to tightening the pipe/flange at the heads, not just "Tighten until you hear a snap, then back off a quater turn."
As well, you need to "snug" the hardware up and move the pipe to seat into the head ports and in all the mounts, then tighten your hardware from the back to the heads.
It's not difficult.
It's easier to swap your O2 sensors with the pipe OFF the bike, as you can do it with a wrench and you won't need the special socket. If you can't clear the bike with them in the pipes, then loosen them with a wrench, and work them out with the wrench, or gloves on your hands.
Always remove exhaust parts with the bike stone cold.
WD40 is your friend, especially on exhaust studs. It makes the nut come off nice and easy with the corrosion that starts on the threads, and prevents galling of the threads.