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I need help. I'm installing a Leo Vince pipe on my '07 SV650. I had a Yoshi pipe on it and I need to cut an additional 1/4 or so off of my pipe. I have jigsaw and I just keep killing my blades and making almost no inroads into the pipe.

Any suggestions for cutting the pipe???

HELP!


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Sawzall or reciprocating saw will do it. Are you whackin' off the mid-pipe or the OEM pipe.
 

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Hi michele9598, A hacksaw will cut the exhaust pipe easy because it's just tubing. sounds like you have the exhaust off the bike? wrap some tape as a marker on the good side of the pipe, start sawing slowly, once you start cutting through the tubing it will go pretty easy. Good luck!
 

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Sawzall or reciprocating saw will do it. Are you whackin' off the mid-pipe or the OEM pipe.
Originally the dealer installed the slip-on Yoshi pipe, so I uninstalled that pipe and just need to cut what's left a little more.

I just went online and ordered some hi-speed metal cutting blades for my jigsaw, they will be here on Saturday. In the meantime, I'm going to see if my neighbor has a sawzall.

I had metal cutting blades for my jigsaw but they must be carbon blades because the teeth just got grounded down with very little cutting into the pipe.

The other thing I could do since it's going to be a warm 46 degrees tomorrow here in PA...urghhh...is run up to my dealership which is only about 5 minutes away and have them cut it for me. Plus I'd get the fun of riding without any exhaust on the bike! :)


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Oh yeah, a jigsaw has blades that are too thin for metal.

EDIT, sounds like you have it handled. Post a pic of your bike when it finished.
 

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Oh yeah, a jigsaw has blades that are too thin for metal.

EDIT, sounds like you have it handled. Post a pic of your bike when it finished.
Will do.
 

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OK, the key to cutting the pipe was less the blade and more the cutting fluid. Once I started using cutting fluid it went through like butter.

So any way, the Yoshi is off and I'm probably going to sell it, either on here or eBay. And, the LeoVince is on the bike. Haven't had a chance to start it yet because I don't want to wake up my neighbors, so starting it will have to wait till morning. In my opinion it looks so much better than the Yoshi. I like the aluminum better than the stainless steel finish on the Yoshi and it probably weighs half what the Yoshi did. Plus, I used to have dual LeoVince's on one of my old Monsters, so I'm kinda partial.

Anyway, here are some photos -- first the new pipe, and then the old one, and finally the Yoshi ready for sale.





 

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I am interested in the yoshi. What are you asking?
Haven't really thought about it yet. It's been used for about 5000 miles. It's in perfect shape except on the pipe that connects the exhaust to the stock pipe has a black'ish burn mark on it from where the heel of my boot melted onto it. If you look really carefully in the photo you can see it.

IM me and make me an offer I guess.

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you should be able to use a jigsaw... you just need the right kind of blades. If you are using the same blades you cut wood with you will never get through it.

You need blades with small teeth and that are possibly titanium coated. That should do the trick.
 

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Curious? Why did you ditch the Yosh, something you didn't like about it? I've been contemplating getting one. Looks awful long though.
 

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Curious? Why did you ditch the Yosh, something you didn't like about it? I've been contemplating getting one. Looks awful long though.

Don't get me wrong, the Yoshi was a nice pipe, I just like the look and sound of the Leo Vince better -- plus I had a set on one of my Ducati's and I really loved them too.
 
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