Installed my Cobra exhaust today...I hope..not aligned and white smoke
Got my Cobra Speedster Longs exhaust installed today, man they sound good and look the business. Couldn't be happier.
Thing is, they're not perfectly aligned, the front heat shield is a little skewed (not snug up to the exhaust flange at all) and I can sense strain - once I took them out for a quick ride and the bike started cooling down the misalignment became more pronounced. The end of the pipes are supposed to be exactly aligned but they're about 4-5mm off.
The other thing - there was a small amount of white smoke coming out the tailpipe and also at the manifold on the rear pipe. I think it calmed down a bit - is this normal for new pipes? I replaced both exhaust gaskets with new ones.
There's also a fair amount of popping on deceleration but I'll be re-jetting the carbs asap.
Thinking about taking it all apart and trying again in the morning. I love this bike so it won't be a ballache - do you think I should or am I stressing over nothing?
Thanks one and all =)
Yamez - putting the Yam into Yamaha