Scooter Exhaust Fitting Guide
Welcome to our motorcycle exhaust fitting guide. This guide covers the basic information to install our system to your motorcycle, specific information regarding cutting points, valves, brackets etc will be included within the product paperwork. Not the guide you're after? We also have a Car and Motorcycle exhaust fitting guide.
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Before You Begin
- Ensure your scooter has had sufficient time to fully cool down before touching any exhaust components.
- Check components against included packing list.
- Wear gloves and other essential PPE.
- Ensure you have a basic set of tools including a socket set and hex keys. A saw may be required if the original exhaust requires cutting to be removed.
Removing the O.E Exhaust
- Spray all bolts and joints with lubricant and allow time to penetrate.
- NOTE: Some O.E exhausts are installed as one piece, and may need to be cut before they can be removed. Detailed instructions will be included if cutting is required.
- Disconnect Lambda cable or unbolt from pipework if applicable.
- Loosen all bolts and clamps.
- Remove the original exhaust system starting from the back of the scooter and working to the front.
- Original exhaust systems can be heavy due to the materials they are made from, and the size of silencers. Take care when removing the exhaust to avoid any damage to your scooter.
- NOTE: On certain scooters, it may be necessary to remove other components to gain access to clamps/fixings etc.
Fitting The Scorpion System
- Refer to specific fitting instructions for correct procedure for mounting the bracket to the silencer/scooter.
- We recommend smearing a small amount of high-temperature silicon inside each slotted/slip joint. This will help prevent any leaks and prevent pipework from seizing together.
- Loosely tighten the clamps as you are fitting the system.
- Ensure system is lined up correctly.
- Tighten the clamps from the front to the rear of your scooter. Make any required adjustments as you are going along, and be careful to not overtighten clamps.
- If heat shields are provided, fit these now.
- Ensure the exhaust is clear of any moving parts.
- Wipe any oil/grease from the Scorpion system.
- Start your scooter up in a well ventilated area and leave to tick over for around 10 - 15 minutes.
- Check the system for any leaks.
- Take your scooter for a test ride, and drive at various engine speeds to allow the exhaust to settle in properly.
- Allow the exhaust to partially cool down, and then re-check that all joints are adequately tightened and ensure there are sufficient clearances around the exhaust system.