The Motorcycle Diaries (12) – A New Exhaust…

When I bought my bike it was good but had a few things which needed to be fixed here and there. One of them was my exhaust. Given the bike is 13 years old, the exhaust pipe is probably the same age, and needed to be replaced. A long time ago. It was mentioned on the last MOT that it was due for replacement, and so I knew that for this year’s, that will be something that it fails on.

Yeah, so there I went, going away at my bike. Four bolts attach the exhaust pipe to the bike, plus another (large one) needed to be loosened so I could fiddle the pipe into place.

I ordered my exhaust online, and it came with a gasket. And if you are thinking of replacing the exhaust pipe do not do what I did. Actually fit the gasket in. Ugh, I am stupid, but I had to take off my exhaust pipe and re-do it. As I was crushing the box the exhaust pipe came in, out slipped the gasket. Yeah, yeah, I am a dumb prat, but hey, I did it! Again. Gasket fitted (in between exhaust pipe and the engine outlet – a bit tricky to do) and some funky fumes emitted from it as I started the engine, but the bike is as good as new.

And to be honest, my new exhaust pipe makes the bike look so much better. And here is the old one.

Yeah, it needed replacing…off I ride into summer!



Filed under mechanical, motorbike

3 responses to “The Motorcycle Diaries (12) – A New Exhaust…

  1. Hey, you make it sound so easy to do. That old exhaust sure was old. Was this the item that you had in that secret package from the post?

  2. No, the secret package was…secret 😉

    About the M/bike, one of the reasons I got the CG125 is that even an idiot like me can repair it! And it is as cheap as chips to run!

  3. Bowing to the master of cliffhangers. 🙂
    I like that the bike is an easy fixer. Very smart of you to buy such a bike. Bowing to the master of common sense.
    Sorry, just in a silly mood.

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