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Old 08-31-2010, 08:13 AM   #1
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Custom Exhaust Shop or something?

I'm looking into doing a custom system on my 06 Z1000 that runs it undertail and theres only one company that makes a system for it but im thinking about buying the silencers i want and just getting the pipes custom made separate to try and save some dough on it.

IXIL does the system and it sounds really, really wicked but its like 900 bucks, i figured i could find similar cans and just get the pipes fabbed up.

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i tryed doing that before. i bought a slip on real cheap yoshimura exhaust but not for my bike tho. So i went around houston for about a week, like 5 different places and the all said no! lol i ride a k6 gixxer 600. good luck. ps They all said the piping was to small for them to bend!
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I'm thinking i could probably manage to do it myself if i cant find a shop.. but i still gotta get the pipe, make the bends, chrome it and weld the cans on. i can probably use the hardware i have on my yoshi slip ons to match up at the bottom like in the pic instead of welding there.
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i tryed doing that before. i bought a slip on real cheap yoshimura exhaust but not for my bike tho. So i went around houston for about a week, like 5 different places and the all said no! lol i ride a k6 gixxer 600. good luck. ps They all said the piping was to small for them to bend!
I've done 3 different 06-07 gsxr like yours. It can be done. I reduced a yoshi to 10in and got the pipe bent at a muffler shop for like 5bucks then I did the rest. U might have to get an adapter from autozone dipending on what exhaust. But it can be done
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There is a custom exhaust shop on Blalock, just south of Hammerly called Jemco or something like that I don't have any personal experience with them, but pulled them up on the Internet once and they seemed legit. Good luck.
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I still say that if someone were to "produce" these midpipes they'd make alotta money. Has anyone got this done at a custom muffler shop? How much a "good" price? I saw a website selling these but they are sandblasted only.
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How do you plan on making the bends in the exhaust tubing?
i have a friend who had a mandrel last time i checked, if he doesnt have it anymore i'll have to make measurements or make a cad drawing to figure out the dims then take it to a shop to do the preset bends. I don't think they make a hand pipe bender for pipe that size do they?

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I still say that if someone were to "produce" these midpipes they'd make alotta money. Has anyone got this done at a custom muffler shop? How much a "good" price? I saw a website selling these but they are sandblasted only.
from what i hear most shops will bend or weld pipes for a few bucks.
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Your best bet may be finding individual bends online and just welding them together. That system looks like two 45s really...
well the tricky part is getting behind the rearsets, the IXIL kit comes with spacers to move them but i was planning on rotating off the header line slightly and bending after i get behind the pegs if needed, depends on how far i have to roll in.. gotta keep some distance from the tire too so it can spring all the way without any clashing so the bends could get kinda minor.
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Try Sam's or South Houston cycle salvage, they may have a wrecked bike or an exhaust system off of a wrecked bike you can rape for your bent section of pipe you need. Always a chance, then you don't have to deal with bending it, having it chromed, etc....

I considered this as well, I seen a killer deal on a green and chrome muzzy high mount can for sale on craigslist that I wanted to put on my ZX10. Still considering it.
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good idea with the salvage, thanks.

anybody know anything about DIY mufflers from scratch?
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also, im finding alot of info saying it might be easier to buy a bunch of 45s and 90s with long legs and just cut them up like i need.
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also, im finding alot of info saying it might be easier to buy a bunch of 45s and 90s with long legs and just cut them up like i need.
If you decide to go this route and need a hand let me know. I have a welder, grinders, cut off tools, we can put it in my shop for a day and crank it out. As long as you are using carbon steel or aluminized tubing I can weld it up for you. I also have a pipe bender if we need to adjust the bends any.
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If you decide to go this route and need a hand let me know. I have a welder, grinders, cut off tools, we can put it in my shop for a day and crank it out. As long as you are using carbon steel or aluminized tubing I can weld it up for you. I also have a pipe bender if we need to adjust the bends any.
sweet, i'll let you know when i get everything figured out.


so far, this is the material list for the DIY muffler

Carbon Fiber Sheet to wrap the can.



8" Silencer Body 3" oval or circ.
www.coneeng.com or metalyard

Perforated Core
www.coneeng.com or metalyard

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Pack of Steel Wool
Wal-Mart or Automotive Store

60" of 16 GA steel tubing
exhaust shop or local metal yard

heat wrap for exhaust
automotive store

black exhaust paint


or automotive store


still working on it..
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go to harbor freight and buy ur own bender, then sell it to me for a cheap price, win win.
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FYI,

There's a guy on Craigslist Houston selling a stock exhaust off of a Hayabusa, in the picture it shows both cans with the mid pipes. Looking at your drawing you can probibly buy his stuff for 75.00, and use just the mid pipes.

It may be cheaper in the long run.
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