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Old 08-07-2017, 11:32 AM   #1
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My sportster exhaust building thread

They don't sell a 2 into 1 exhaust that clears forward and mid controls that's even with the frame and tucked in tight so it doesn't hit jumping curbs or turning right until the peg touches....soo I made one. I used two different Harley oem late model primary pipes with O2 sensors and a thunder header 2 into 1 piece and muffler. I still have to sandblast it, ceramic coat it and titanium heat wrap it but it passed the test ride. I'm into $150 and I'm buying the heat wrap today. I only have a 220 volt mig machine at home so I used that.
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It's amazing that you can do this kind of fabrication in your garage. Nicely done.
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also installed new clutch. Chain conversion is next and this bad boy is going to balance point on one wheel!
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It's amazing that you can do this kind of fabrication in your garage. Nicely done.
This one was super easy I only used the die Grandor with a 3 inch thin cut off wheel. No chopsaw or tubing bender was used.
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I still gotta finish the hardware and powder coating on my frame sliders too FYI
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Love seeing threads like this. Thanks for the write up!
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I got a $100 fairing off eBay and some used fork clamps for $50. Made and powder coated my own brackets because my headlight mounts to the triple tree and not the headlight visor. Harley wanted $600 lol. Finished it off with chrome button head hardware
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RSD wants $120 for a drilled powder coated chain guard. Drilled my stock chain guard with an 1980 electric drill and a stepper bit . Powder coated wet black myself
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While installing the stickiest biggest tires I could get on her I powder coated the brake rotors even the edge of the rotor
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What tires ARE you running?
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What tires ARE you running?
I have been running Shinko tires on all my bikes for ten years. There really soft and do not last long. Sticky tires are cheap insurance to me. I've even ran there 003 super soft in the rain with no problems. I even plugged a week old back tire on my ninja once and put it thru burn outs, track days, the hole nine ! They work for me! And there cheap
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you plan to ceramic coat and wrap it?

If you like the look of wrap why spend the money to coat it first?
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you plan to ceramic coat and wrap it?

If you like the look of wrap why spend the money to coat it first?
My powder coating oven will not get hot enough for legit ceramic coating so I'm thinking I will do the rattle can VHT header ceramic black and polish the thunder header muffler. I cannot wrap where the O2 sensors are so the first 6 inches of exhaust pipe from the cylinder head will be exposed so I want to make that black mainly
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Nice job! Pipes will look killer once they are coated.

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I ordered a Zippers chain conversion yesterday. Going from a final drive of 3.50 to 3.90. My other sportster runs 11.60's and this one is getting close.
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