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Tector

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Different exhaust?
« on: October 01, 2020, 08:50:12 AM »

Just bought my second Drifter (I had traded in my first one, and eventually realized that that was a mistake).  1999 model, just under 9000 miles, great shape.  The windshield and seat are aftermarket, so:

ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND A FACTORY WINDSHIELD OR SOLO SEAT OR TWO-UP SEAT?

Also:
 
I don't mind the original exhaust-- I'm not a "loud pipes save lives" type of guy.  On the other hand, I HATE that resonator (some people derogatorily refer to it as a "goat bladder", and I can understand the dislike)-- when I want to change the oil, it's RIGHT THERE IN THE WAY, making it very difficult to get the old oil filter off and the new one on.  So:

WHO STILL MAKES REPLACEMENT EXHAUST SYSTEMS FOR THE DRIFTER?

The only manufacturer I can find that is still making exhaust systems for a Drifter is Vance and Hines.  And I just might get one of their systems, to get rid of that damned goat bladder, even though their product is kind of pricey.  But I'm asking the Forum members so that I can reassure myself that I've left no stone unturned in my search for a new exhaust system, and maybe find a less-expensive brand (without a goat bladder).

Thanks.
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Re: Different exhaust?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 17:42:36 PM »

ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND A FACTORY WINDSHIELD OR SOLO SEAT OR TWO-UP SEAT?

eBay is your best bet.  There was no 'Factory' windshield although there were a couple of Fire and Steel optional ones - pretty rare to find one of those these days but I think there are some common winshield MFR's out there that makes ones that are close.
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Re: Different exhaust?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2020, 01:37:44 AM »

Actually, spare parts for our Drifters are very hard to find, even more the OEM ones.
The only known way to find them, is to go hunting day by day on the net (with fingers crossed, too)...
BTW, what engine has got yours? 1500 or 800?
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Re: Different exhaust?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2020, 10:16:52 AM »

Duh-- sorry.  I should have specified that my Drifter (like my first one) is a 1500.
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