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Can an amateur change the exhaust?

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Today I bought a Yamaha XS750 cafe racer project bike. It needs a new seat, some work on the brakes, and a new exhaust. First question, which I'm sure I will have many, is:

Can an amateur change the exhaust? The current exhaust has been cut. I saw this on ebay, and from the photos, it almost looks as simple as needing some bolts to be attached. Is that the case, or is it actually much more complicated. I've been having trouble finding answers and/or tutorial videos.

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What's your experience with motorcycles? Ever own one before? Is this your first?

The Honda sohc you picture as inspiration will probably end up costing you $4000 to get somethin that nice........and maybe a year or two of tinkering. And if it's your first street bike and your first experience on the street....then runaway from that over priced pile like someone was chasing you with a Crocodile Dundee knife.

I guess before I say any more.....fill out your bio and let us know a little about we know your experiences, skillsets, etc.
Plus side is you already have clubmans!
And also the old yamabaug wheels looked like Lester wannabes......nice.
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