Originally Posted by Beemerguru
Tried 2 weeks ago on an R100RT..couldn't pull the heads away from the block while the headers held them in. Had to pull the headers out of the exhaust ports so the heads could be pulled away. Pipes just barely stayed in the collector so easy to reassemble.
The only way I can maybe see this working is to take the mufflers and collector off so the headers just hang from the head.
What is this "collector" you speak of?
Yeah, the mufflers seem like a good idea, makes a long package to handle otherwise. I don't have things like "collectors" (???) or crossovers. Makes all sorts of things a lot easier. But I've pulled /5 heads with the pipes on. Screwing with the crossover was the only issue.
If the pipes come off easily then of course it's the way to play. But you are pulling the mufflers anyhow unless the headers fall off.