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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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scootworks pulley remove exhaust?

Hi could anyone share with me if they removed their stock exhaust to install their SW front pulley? the instructions dont mention it but I looked and there is little to no clearance to properly loosening/ retighteningaxle nuts.I relly would love to avoid taking the pipes off,I had to do it before and it was a P,T,A anyways please share your thoughts thanks in advance Rob!
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Some remove the pipes to loosen up the axel, my dealer does for sure, ( top pipe only) undo the side engine cover on the L H S, should be around a half dozen screws / hex bolts, once your in there, you will see the rest. I believe from memory the the triangulated guide stays off to accommodate the larger pulley as well.

No point in scratching up your pipes.

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You can make the pulley swap with the pipes still installed, its just easier if you take them off. To each their own.

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Thanks guys I think I will try by pulling the top pipe off first and go from there.
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I did it without removing the pipes. There is room enough to remove the cotter key and loosen the axle nut without removing the pipes.

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I often wonder why make bad decisions, like changing your pulley, why?
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I often wonder why make bad decisions, like changing your pulley, why?
Because you are incorrect, it's not a bad decision, just a preferance.

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You do not need to remove the exhaust. There is plenty of room. You will need to use a wrench and not a socket. I changed the pulleys on the wifes 900 without removing the pipes. Easy as pie.

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You will need to use a wrench and not a socket.
Do NOT use a wrench on the rear axle nut, you will round off the corners using a wrench, take off the pipes and use a socket, better yet, leave the stock pulley alone, it's fine, doesn't need to be changed.
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I have had the rear wheel off a half dozen times (or more). Used a wrench every time. I have never rounded the nut. As a matter of fact, just after I bought the bike, I had a belt noise. Guess what the shop used to loosen the axle bolt. Yup, you guessed it. A WRENCH!!! But I guess I, and the shop, are competent enough to use our tools correctly. And as far as the pulley swop goes, best thing to do to a 900 if you ride on the highway. I know because I own a 900 and have ridden it both ways.

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