*sigh* So I ordered myself a new set of pipes - Cobra slash cuts. Have been waiting anxiously for the doorbell to ring and a big box to arrive from the US. The big day finally arrived yesterday. I tore the box open like an 8 year old kid at Christmas time, pulled them out...and then my heart sank as I looked at them curiously. How the fcuk are those going to mount? Having removed and replaced the stock exhaust before I'm familiar with the mount points. I was expecting to see two pipes with vertical brackets on them - one up and one down. What I had instead was one pipe with a vertical and the other with a horizontal I double checked the model stamp on them - yes they were correct. Double checked the instructions (no visual guide, but again they stated the model number and that they were for all 06-08 V-Star 1100's. Well I decided I'd wait until I had time to get to the bike today...so I removed the stock exhaust and had a look - no other miscellaneous bolt holes that I hadn't seen before - and sure enough, neither pipe fits no matter how I try or even if I close my eyes and click my heels together three times. :evil: So I've emailed both Cobra USA and Cruisercutomizing.com and will wait and see what happens... Bugger!