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Title: Installing freedom performance exhaust difficulty
Post by: IronHorse on Oct 25, 2020, 10:02:38 pm
Hello,

Bought some Freedom Performance swept curves and attempted to have a dealer install them what mistake pipes were installed wrong and they scratched the the frame and heat shield. I am attempting to correct the installed but I am having an issue with the heat shield on the lower pipe contacting the peg bracket. It is frustrating any suggestions for getting clearance? at this point I'm tempted to just get some cobra swept and throw them on there.
Title: Re: Installing freedom performance exhaust difficulty
Post by: A.T. on Oct 26, 2020, 07:03:52 am
I'm guessing you're having issues getting the front flange lined up?   If so, pull (remove) the front left flange stud from the cylinder head.  Reinstall the stud once the pipe is in place.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Installing freedom performance exhaust difficulty
Post by: IronHorse on Oct 26, 2020, 10:32:45 am
Thanks for your response Iíll look into this I was able to get it on and torqued but as it torques it pulls the pipe into the peg bracket. This will fix that?
Title: Re: Installing freedom performance exhaust difficulty
Post by: Ron505 on Oct 26, 2020, 01:03:36 pm
Thanks for your response Iíll look into this I was able to get it on and torqued but as it torques it pulls the pipe into the peg bracket. This will fix that?
Sorry, I'm of no help, but if you decide to sell the pipes, I'd like to call dibs  ;D  I've been wanting FP's for quite some time now.
Title: Re: Installing freedom performance exhaust difficulty
Post by: A.T. on Oct 26, 2020, 05:08:28 pm
Thanks for your response Iíll look into this I was able to get it on and torqued but as it torques it pulls the pipe into the peg bracket. This will fix that?

Post a pic - not sure what you are encountering.  My difficulty was with Cobra Swepts where the pipes were hitting the peg bracket, preventing the front flange from aligning properly.
Title: Re: Installing freedom performance exhaust difficulty
Post by: the urban legend on Oct 26, 2020, 06:29:30 pm
Sounds like your pipes were assembled on the bench, tightened up, and then transferred to the bike. If they weren't assembled in the exact position that will fit your Raider, then they will never fit right.

Loosen everything. There's usually a clamp holding the header section to the tail pipe section. Make sure it's loose enough to allow the 2 sections to slide onto one another. Once everything moves freely, start snugging down everything. Go progressively, and wiggle parts a bit between each round of tightening to help them settle in the proper position.

Hope this solves your issue.
Title: Re: Installing freedom performance exhaust difficulty
Post by: heftysmurf on Nov 03, 2020, 03:01:48 pm
I will second what Urban Legend has said.  You gotta start with everything loose and go from there.
Title: Re: Installing freedom performance exhaust difficulty
Post by: House O Pain on Dec 30, 2020, 03:47:39 pm
I am attempting to correct the installed but I am having an issue with the heat shield on the lower pipe contacting the peg bracket. It is frustrating any suggestions for getting clearance? at this point I'm tempted to just get some cobra swept and throw them on there.

I realize this is an old thread, but in case anyone else is having this issue I'll like to put in my '2 cents'.  I just installed Freedom Performance Sharp Curve pipes and they came with 1" spacers that turned out to be for use on a Stratoliner foot peg for bringing the right foot peg out to clear the pipes/heat shields for that install.  My point being that the fix may simply be buying a couple of spacers or if you can't find them a good stack of washers can serve the same purpose.