You don’t stop riding because you’re getting old, but you get old when you stop riding.

Replacing the end can - what about the downpipes?

Share
avatar
Bonio
Newbie
Newbie

Posts : 3

Replacing the end can - what about the downpipes?

Post by Bonio on Sun 27 May 2012, 9:41 pm

Hi,

I got a stainless end can off ebay to replace the current standard can that's currently on the CB500S. The existing can is beat up and rusted, and my main aim is to make the bike look a bit less skanky.

Anyway, I looked at the Haynes manual today and the advice is to remove the entire exhaust, downpipes and all, assemble the new can to the old downpipes, and then put the whole assembly back. The thing is, I'd really prefer to avoid doing this as I don't want to risk stripping the bolts that secure the pipes to the engine.

So here's my question: it is possible to replace the end can while leaving the downpipes in place? Any one done this before? Any advice?

Cheers!
avatar
mikeyg143
Silver Bullet
Silver Bullet

Posts : 117

Re: Replacing the end can - what about the downpipes?

Post by mikeyg143 on Sun 27 May 2012, 10:12 pm

Yes you'd be absolutely off your nut to take the downpipes off to fit a can. Haynes writers piss around on brand new bikes so it's easy fucking peasy to take the headers off.

Just undo the clamp and slip the original can off, and slip the new one on. HTH
avatar
spitonyourgrave22
Admin
Admin

Posts : 439
Location : Sheffield, UK

Re: Replacing the end can - what about the downpipes?

Post by spitonyourgrave22 on Sun 27 May 2012, 10:31 pm

I second mikeyg143 here. It's really easy to replace the can. Just make sure you tighten the clamp up nice and tight. I have no idea why Haynes would suggest taking the headers off...
avatar
teamster1975
Admin
Admin

Posts : 2549
Location : Woking, Surrey

Re: Replacing the end can - what about the downpipes?

Post by teamster1975 on Mon 28 May 2012, 12:24 pm

The only problem will be if the can has rusted to the downpipes; then it will be a complete sod to separate unless you can get hold of a decent blowlamp to heat it up.

I ended up ditching the entire lot and getting a complete system, apart from the lack of rust and no more yearly re-paints it looks a hell of a lot better!
avatar
fryatuck
Three's a Charm
Three's a Charm

Posts : 140
Location : King's Lynn, Norfolk.

Re: Replacing the end can - what about the downpipes?

Post by fryatuck on Mon 28 May 2012, 3:55 pm

easy job to do, I got a 2" inlet Scorpion race can off ebay for £10 cut it down from 450mm to 380mm because it had a dent, repacked it with eglass £10, new removable baffles £15 link pipe from delkevic.co.uk 20 minutes and job done left headers alone.

http://www.delkevic.co.uk/?section=shop&bike_manufacturer=honda&bike_model=cb500_19942003&product_category=exhaust_s7rhj&sub_category=link_pipes_uoax3&product=honda_link_pipes&variant=cb500_sport_link_pipe_________stainless_steel_inc_clamp
maybe stainless headers next year cheers
Hope all goes well.
Regards.
Martin.

avatar
Bonio
Newbie
Newbie

Posts : 3

Re: Replacing the end can - what about the downpipes?

Post by Bonio on Mon 28 May 2012, 8:39 pm

Thanks everyone - really helpful. I've give it go at the weekend.
avatar
Bonio
Newbie
Newbie

Posts : 3

Re: Replacing the end can - what about the downpipes?

Post by Bonio on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 1:01 pm

All done. Sounds good, and got a bit more power, too. Thanks again.
avatar
teamster1975
Admin
Admin

Posts : 2549
Location : Woking, Surrey

Re: Replacing the end can - what about the downpipes?

Post by teamster1975 on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 1:20 pm

Well done that man!
avatar
fryatuck
Three's a Charm
Three's a Charm

Posts : 140
Location : King's Lynn, Norfolk.

Re: Replacing the end can - what about the downpipes?

Post by fryatuck on Sat 16 Jun 2012, 6:27 pm

Great its nice to have more power Wink

Sponsored content

Re: Replacing the end can - what about the downpipes?

Post by Sponsored content


    Current date/time is Tue 14 Aug 2018, 2:16 pm