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Author Topic: 800 Exhaust System - Making Needed Changes and Some Surprises  (Read 204 times)

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Zoar

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Okay, I bought saddlebag BRACKETS from a member here and THEN realized the hard bags would not fit because the DUAL tail pipes sat way way too high.

(Note: these dual pipes that came with the bike I actually did not like, just not my style.)

So, I took it to a local fabricator/custom exhaust guy.

Now some of you may not like the look, but to me it looks more like a 1939 Indian. It looks bad-ass.

And, the following benefits---The bike is QUICKER. The difference in exhaust back pressure has made the bike quicker AND the really annoying Back Firing that it did before is GONE! Poof!

And I like the sound better. It even sounds more like a 1939 Indian!!! And it is slightly less LOUD!

I win on FIVE counts:

1) Lower pipe so I can fit hard bags on easily
2) The bike is noticeably is QUICKER
3) No Back firing!
4) I like the SOUND better, not as loud, too!
5) Looks more like a 1939 Motorcycle

I am ecstatic!

Now, I just need some time to attach the saddle bag brackets and get those hard bags on this bike!!!!


 
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Re: 800 Exhaust System - Making Needed Changes and Some Surprises
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 11:33:15 AM »

That's a cool exhaust, Gene!  8)
And I'm happy for those benefits, too. That's the same thing I felt, the first time that I rode my bike after having put on the new exhaust... Amazing!!!
BTW, did it take you much money?
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Zoar

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Re: 800 Exhaust System - Making Needed Changes and Some Surprises
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 11:38:38 AM »

That's a cool exhaust, Gene!  8)
And I'm happy for those benefits, too. That's the same thing I felt, the first time that I rode my bike after having put on the new exhaust... Amazing!!!
BTW, did it took you much money?

Mittco--

I am embarrassed to tell anyone how much it cost. It was not very much money. I live in a small town in upstate NY.
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Zoar

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Re: 800 Exhaust System - Making Needed Changes and Some Surprises
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 13:01:54 PM »

That's a cool exhaust, Gene!  8)
And I'm happy for those benefits, too. That's the same thing I felt, the first time that I rode my bike after having put on the new exhaust... Amazing!!!
BTW, did it took you much money?

worth it---
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Re: 800 Exhaust System - Making Needed Changes and Some Surprises
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 02:05:01 AM »

Mittco--

I am embarrassed to tell anyone how much it cost. It was not very much money. I live in a small town in upstate NY.
Don't worry. The only thing that could happen is to envy you...  ;)
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Zoar

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Re: 800 Exhaust System - Making Needed Changes and Some Surprises
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 09:12:32 AM »

Don't worry. The only thing that could happen is to envy you...  ;)

$300 US.
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Re: 800 Exhaust System - Making Needed Changes and Some Surprises
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 10:26:13 AM »

Now I DO envy you...  ;)
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Re: 800 Exhaust System - Making Needed Changes and Some Surprises
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 10:50:31 AM »

Now I DO envy you...  ;)

And I got---

1) A QUICKER BIKE!
2) A sound prefer and it is not so LOUD!
3) No more BACK FIRES! BOOM BOOMS NO MORE!
4) I can fit HARD BAGS on the bike now
5) It looks more like a 1939 motorcycle

.......all for $300 smackers.
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Re: 800 Exhaust System - Making Needed Changes and Some Surprises
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 12:03:54 PM »

Hey Gene, please don't push it over or it'll make me hate ya!  ;D
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Re: 800 Exhaust System - Making Needed Changes and Some Surprises
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2017, 03:55:36 AM »

Zoar - Very nice and all it needs to be. You will certainly be able to get those bags on now.

Hard to see the details, but the second "medium" photo is the best. Is it all welded or does it come apart just ahead of the muffler and or behind the muffler?
Nice down pipe fabrication with shields.  (Assume the down pipes are new because I thought your original set up was one pipe on top of the other.

So you either go from one on top of the other into one, which keeps the exhaust high or the way you did it, which lowers the pipes into a nice straight line.

I like it, and at a reasonable price.  The size of the tip after the muffler dictates the sound (bigger = lower pitch). So that's the only variable and if you like the sound....you've won.

Again, nice solution. Now let's see those bags.
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Re: 800 Exhaust System - Making Needed Changes and Some Surprises
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2017, 10:15:09 AM »

Zoar - Very nice and all it needs to be. You will certainly be able to get those bags on now.

Hard to see the details, but the second "medium" photo is the best. Is it all welded or does it come apart just ahead of the muffler and or behind the muffler?
Nice down pipe fabrication with shields.  (Assume the down pipes are new because I thought your original set up was one pipe on top of the other.

So you either go from one on top of the other into one, which keeps the exhaust high or the way you did it, which lowers the pipes into a nice straight line.

I like it, and at a reasonable price.  The size of the tip after the muffler dictates the sound (bigger = lower pitch). So that's the only variable and if you like the sound....you've won.

Again, nice solution. Now let's see those bags.

Yes I will send pictures. I Put the ONE bag on and even though I put it as LOW as I could with the mounts provided it still say WAY TOO HIGH. So I am having the loacl welder guy modify brackets so the bag sits LOWER. I will post AFTER he does his work.
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Re: 800 Exhaust System - Making Needed Changes and Some Surprises
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2017, 08:21:36 AM »

Just curious, how much did you lower the pipes by? Also I wonder what it would look like if you did the whole exhaust black or would that be too much? Always liked the look of a black out bike. (no chrome)
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Re: 800 Exhaust System - Making Needed Changes and Some Surprises
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 22:11:11 PM »

 :o Uncle Rolly how are you, is Uncle Bob busy this winter?
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