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Guys, the sound this pipe makes is unbelievable. Seriously. It has crazy low frequency. I am using the same muffler that many have already tried ( starting with the crafty JR ). It's too bad that I muffed the heat shields, but I could not just let this pipe sit. So, I high temp painted it flat black and reinstalled it ( warts and all ). Now, that it is back on, I think it has potential. Sort of mean and industrial.

I am leaning towards losing the clamps, trying to grind down some of the welds, and do a better job of painting them.
Here are some pics from the job, yesterday.

*update* - added sound clips. They are both large, so keep that in mind when you click the links.

SOUND CLIP 1
http://xpguy.com/images/MOV00597.MPG

SOUND CLIP 2 ( Please, remember its a digital camera, not the best for this kind of stuff )
http://xpguy.com/images/MOV00600.MPG





 

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Looks great guy !!
I would leave em alone. I have a question though. What will the heat do to that black paint. Will it last? Will it discolor, peel. What kind of paint is that.
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Looks great guy !!
I would leave em alone. I have a question though. What will the heat do to that black paint. Will it last? Will it discolor, peel. What kind of paint is that.
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So, I high temp painted it flat black and reinstalled it ( warts and all )
 

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I'd probably get the black pipe wrap stuff and wrap that around it. they make it for mufflers and stuff. Kinda looks like an ace bandage
 

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Good job bud. I think either leave em alone, or if the booger welds look bad, then wrap them in black header wrap.
 

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Looks good :bigthumbsup:
 

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looks nice. ya might consider some small chrome heat shields with holes in it (like machine gun barrel vents). i think they'd look good with the black behind it. i've seen a couple of custom exhausts like that, and they looks great.
 

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I like the black.  :bigthumbsup:  think I would 'wrap' it to get burn protection and  cover the joining etc. Would like to see a black 'can'  on one also..that would look good.
 

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Thanks, for the quick responses.

The paint I used was Duplicolor 1200 deg flat black. Just enough to cover. I wanted to see what I had to work with really quick. Here is a clip of the exhaust. I was surprised how well my digital camera did. Although, the mic was not picking up the low frequency stuff. I was also being respectful to my neighbors and did not twist the wick very hard. Later, I will take it out and try again where I don't need to be quiet.

You will also notice the higher idle. That's from the maniac resistor mod holding my RPMs up by about 200

SOUND CLIP 1
http://xpguy.com/images/MOV00597.MPG

SOUND CLIP 2 ( Please, remember its a digital camera, not the best for this kind of stuff )
http://xpguy.com/images/MOV00600.MPG
 

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that looks awesome.I do know that header wrap will not protect you from burns to your legs.AND...if you get black,it will turn a gray color after a little time.I however....love the header wrapped look.
 

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Looks Good :bigthumbsup: :D :doorag: You Da Man :D

I would go with the Header Rap also and the Machine gun style Heat Shields JMHO :bigthumbsup: Later Silentrider
 

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Looks Great man.. keep up the good work..Was just wandering though if ya ever gotta around to making that colt's bike that i reqested? Just curious that's all. :bigthumbsup:
 

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I noticed you didn't get the Throttle Boss!
I have the same Grips and the throttle Boss Man it's Great well worth $15 It works so well i still haven't got around to putting the Breakaway on yet :D

Just make sure if you get it to Put it were it just Barely touches Your hand and you will love it! I forget its even on there some times!
The first ride i had it to high and thought what a waste of money, cause i couldn't regulate the throttle i was Real jerky coming out the drive way cause it was in the way! But after Rolling it down a little I can't see how i made it with out it! :D :bigthumbsup:
It's By far the BEST Low cost mod I have added to My bike IMHO
Try it you will Like it :bigthumbsup: Later silentrider
 

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thanks for the vids, sounds smooth and viscious. i'd clamp down the can to the frame, it looks like it's flexing too much.
 
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