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    Okay, I need a little help here. I have an '04 RoadStar. I replaced the front pads...easy. Took me all but 10 minutes. For the rear, I can't for the life of me figure out how to remove the Vance & Hines mufflers to get to the caliper bolts. There's definitely no going around it...I have to take off the pipes. I just can't figure out the right way, and I can't seem to find a good example on YouTube or other.

    Any tips? Writeups? Pictures? Thanks a million, guys!

  • #2
    What kind of V&H? Longshots? Bigshots? Shortshots? 2 into 1?
    LET'S RIDE

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    • #3
      A picture of your exhaust system would be a big help to us.


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      • #4
        You could always just remove the entire exhaust system from the heads.

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        • #5
          I replaced mine with the stock mufflers still installed. Pried the old pads away from the rotor then pulled the clips with needle nosed pliers, removed the pins holding the old pads, slid the new ones in and reinstalled everything. A little tight but doable. Keep a tight grip on those hairpin clips they're kind of small and easy to lose.
          Scott B.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Father Pobasturd View Post
            A picture of your exhaust system would be a big help to us.


            Here are some pics of my exhaust:

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            • #7
              I would start with taking the saddle bag off first, should be able to gain access that way.

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              • #8
                I have the big shots and with the saddle bag off I can remove the caliper okay without touching the exhaust.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by KCpartsguy View Post
                  I have the big shots and with the saddle bag off I can remove the caliper okay without touching the exhaust.
                  Awesome, I'll definitely give this a shot tonight.

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