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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-20-2019, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever do any homemade pipes not really looking To spend the amount for aftermarket or any other bike exhaust that will fit. These factory pipes are way to small
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Yes, people have done home made pipes in the past. It requires access to welding equipment, bending mandrels and pipe stock. All of the efforts were one-offs and never made to be sold and I don't believe any of them are active here anymore. You will have to search the archives to see their build.

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Guess I'm on the market for some ised aftermarket pipes then prolly be better off that way anyways less work involved
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If you want to do "custom" exhaust on-the-cheap it isn't too difficult to do. I simply found a scraped up set of aftermarket pipes on eBay (Cobras that had a slide on asphalt). The mufflers were really badly banged up but the head pipes were good (I think I paid $20 + shipping). Bought a set of those shorty mufflers (way too loud) and then made a set of "baffles" (simply a large washer inserted into the head pipe with screw holding it in place). They worked/looked good but were still a bit too loud for my tastes. I then bought a used set of 05' or older (has the right sized inlet) HD Sportster mufflers. They have a blank off plate about half way down the muffler which I simply drove a 1" steel stake through. It made a good looking exhaust with a nice mellow rumble. Total cost was less than $80.

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If you want to do "custom" exhaust on-the-cheap it isn't too difficult to do. I simply found a scraped up set of aftermarket pipes on eBay (Cobras that had a slide on asphalt). The mufflers were really badly banged up but the head pipes were good (I think I paid $20 + shipping). Bought a set of those shorty mufflers (way too loud) and then made a set of "baffles" (simply a large washer inserted into the head pipe with screw holding it in place). They worked/looked good but were still a bit too loud for my tastes. I then bought a used set of 05' or older (has the right sized inlet) HD Sportster mufflers. They have a blank off plate about half way down the muffler which I simply drove a 1" steel stake through. It made a good looking exhaust with a nice mellow rumble. Total cost was less than $80.
I might be looking to do the same thing to my old Volusia if I ever get the extra money to put the motor back together.

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