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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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Shitty pods and cut headers? Run away at all costs - that motor is probably fried from running lean.

To answer your question - fixing THAT exhaust is not something an amateur could do.
Fixing that one is not possible for a newbie.

Putting a new one on is probably within a newbie's skillset - as long as you use an actual XS triple exhaust and there are still muffler mounts on the rear of the frame (usually hipster molesters remove these).

I see you've already bought this thing - does it run??
Cant tell if the muffler mounts have just been removed or hacked off.

Looks like a Special (well, the tank is, anyway).

Plus side is you already have clubmans!
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