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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-03-2019, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Exhaust Pipes question

I hate the look of the stock pipes, and the "custom" ones from places like Cobra and V&H are very similar. I really want shorter pipes.


So, while removing my engine, I examined my pipes. I believe I can remove the muffler part and just have the pipes. Then put on a (short) slip-on muffler system.


Is this a good idea? I'm not necessarily looking for louder (I get migraines, and want to limit that), just shorter.


Also, if I do this, I know I need to adjust the carbs. Do I also need to re-jet the carbs?


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yea you definitely can remove the muffler and clamp on new tips. If you do I recommend lollipop baffles to give a little back pressure. The intake if far more picky about modifications than the exhaust so it should run alright but will be loud. I did something similar to my exhaust except that I welded mine up and made it 2 into 1. Interesting side note I learned when I did that, the exhaust is double walled. there's a thin outer wall that is chromed for appearance and then a thicker steel pipe inside. I removed the inner wall to save weight but it will likely rot fast. When it does Ill just make a new one.

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I have individual pipes on my 1983 750, not sure if yours are 2 in one or 2 in 2. But you can put on aftermarket mufflers with no carb jetting required many times, if it is running fine now. I found Harley sportster/Dyna mufflers cheap since there are so many take off parts available.

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Thanks, guys! It is a 2 into 2 system (that I'm pretty sure I'm going to keep). Thanks for the heads up on the Sportster/Dyna mufflers, swifty!!

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Follow up question - is there an easier way to remove the muffler from the pipes? I have the heat shields off, but the mufflers won't budge. I'm worried about banging on them, but my search-foo is horrible and I can't find anything to give me an idea on how to remove the mufflers without banging on them.


Any thoughts would be awesome!!

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heat. the pipes like to rust together over time. Heat the flanges up with a torch and they should come apart a lot easier

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