Jardine SlashCuts Installation on 1999
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Total installation time: 1.5 hours for me, could be much quicker.Before installation this is what the bike's pipes looked like.
There are also two bolts holding the mufflers to the rear of the battery box.
These two must also be completely removed.
Once all these bolts are removed, the mufflers should be easily moved. I used a block of wood and a hammer to move them out as far as I could, but the battery box ended up blocking the crossover pipe, so I could not remove them without unbolting the battery box.
To unbolt the battery box, unbolt the two front bolts on the battery box on each side, pointed at by the arrows in this picture. The& chrome cover over the rear brake reservoir must also be removed. Once you get all four bolts out, and the cover off, the battery box is free . Be sure not to let it dangle by the cables, as they are too short to let the battery box reach the ground. Support the battery with a block of wood, then slide the mufflers back until they come off the header pipes. Once they are off the header pipes, they should easily separate at the crossover pipe, and you've got them off!
This is the bike with no mufflers or slipons. The Jardine Slashcuts come
with two pipe clamps, and one bolt. First, take the left side slip-on, the one with
the s-shaped pipe, and guide it thru the space in front of the battery box.
Note: Be sure to put the supplied pipe clamp on before fitting the slip-on pipe over the header tube! Duh!
When you've got this one run through there, re-bolt the battery box on with the four bolts you removed. Put the right side one on the header tube, making sure to put the clamp on first. The two side bolts together using the supplied bolt. When you've get them bolted together, put the bolt you removed from the muffler holding it to the battery box back in the same hole it came from, through the mountiing hole on the top slip-on. Tighten all bolts and clamps. I put the other muffler bolt back in the back hole on the battery box on the other side, just to fill in the hole.
This is what the bike looks like when it's done! Be sure to wipe all grease and oil from the pipes before you start them up, or you could discolor them prematurely. They have a great sound, much louder on acceleration, but nice and rumbly at idle and at cruising speed. I think the left side of the battery box definitely needs the chrome battery cover, but it's on back order.
Documented proof of the affliction known as "Permanent Grin", which afflicts those on the first ride after adding new parts for their bike!