Exhaust tough to remove good, that means that you didn't have leaks. Striped studs, it sucks but it happens but normally only where they go through to exhaust. Without knowing your experiance or capabilities it is impossible to know what you tried or how many bikes you've tried to do the same on.
You definately can't blaim Victory for pipes they didn't make and blaiming them for crappy instructions they had no part in is absurd.
KevinX is the most well known Victory mechanic in the world so if he can do it in 10 minutes you'ld be doing very well to do it in twice that time.
I doubt anyone is trying to ding you, mock you or insult you and I understand you're pi$$ed but you have to understand that if you complain on a Victory forum you'll find few people that will support you and many that will tease you. I highly suggest redirecting that anger you've built up into an email to RPW. While you're annotating each of the discrepancies in their instructions try to keep your tact (or you'll never get a response) and you'll probably find yourself calming as you type. Whatever you do don't get on the bike until you're over your fit.
Retired USAF, IYAAYAS!
2008 V-Star 1100 Custom Bobber project
2011 Crimson XR with Forged Highway Bars / Hard Bags / Passenger Backrest, Ness parts including Smooth Layback Plate Frame/Mount / Rad 3 Mirror / deep cut grips / drivers floorboards /shifter peg / brake peg / passenger pegs. Witchdoctor black rack, Lloydz filter / timing wheel / VFC III, 7Jurock windshield, Drag Specialties seat.
Last edited by ammo_umb; 06-04-2012 at 06:43 PM.