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Old 12-22-2012, 07:18 PM   #31
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So I finally got some time to work on that outboard pipe that I did not like and do a little more of the exhaust system.


I cut the outboard pipe in order to add in a section of bend to bring it up higher



At least I got to see how my welding was looking on the inside





I added in the small section which put the pipe up quite a bit higher but it now does not match up X pipe I made




So I have to cut it again and add in yet another bend



Now that the piper was higher I had to modify the corresponding pipe on the X-pipe I ended up adding a small bend to it and using some heat to fine tune it


and now the finished product










Since I am finally done I can start to route the pipes up under the seat to finish this portion off










I only had 2 hours tonight to get this done so I was not able to finish the exhaust off completely however the next photo give an Idea of where it will exit and what it will look like when I am finished







I will spam this board with more photos as I take them
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:14 AM   #32
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Crap I wish I could weld like that !! I have been out in my garage making little puddles of birdshit everywhere !!

Great stuff Mate !
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:48 AM   #33
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:04 AM   #34
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Loving this build thread! Great work!
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:33 AM   #35
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I wouldn't sweat the equal pipe lengths too much. BMW even deviated from that (R1100GS/R).

And the aftermarket did it for Airheads. Luftmeister made unequal 2-into-1 systems:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dRAIdZnfHv...0/DSC_0014.JPG

Mac seems to make symmetric ones:
http://macperformance.com/2-into-1-E...ystems_c83.htm

But if you aren't building a performance bike, why sweat it if it screws up the styling?

Here's a very elegant one that's gotten a lot of exposure:
http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...6-r90s-Exhaust
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:30 AM   #36
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I wouldn't sweat the equal pipe lengths too much. BMW even deviated from that (R1100GS/R).

And the aftermarket did it for Airheads. Luftmeister made unequal 2-into-1 systems:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dRAIdZnfHv...0/DSC_0014.JPG

Mac seems to make symmetric ones:
http://macperformance.com/2-into-1-E...ystems_c83.htm

But if you aren't building a performance bike, why sweat it if it screws up the styling?

Here's a very elegant one that's gotten a lot of exposure:
http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...6-r90s-Exhaust

My original inspiration was the Team Incomplete racer (that bike makes my thighs all sweaty ) but after having to redo the outboad pipe I gave up on the equal length idea. They are still close but I stopped measuring, at some point I might bust out a tape just to satisfy my own curiosity though
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:04 PM   #37
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I almost got the exhaust finished today all that is left are the mounting tabs








So here is where it exits






















So there you have it, plenty of room for the tire and shocks and it should not singe my butt either.Pipes dont store heat the way an underseat muffler does.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:14 PM   #38
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:36 PM   #39
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No chit,,, I hate to follow a thread like that and it just ends in the middle.
Hope the guy is ok...
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:55 PM   #40
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Sorry I have not posted anything more but I have not done anything more . I lost my oomph and drive on this project for a little while, now while looking at my last post date it has been over 4 months . The only thing I have accomplished in those 4 months is building a sub MOA AR-15 (kinda hard to ride that)

I have to apologize for the delay I will get back to it as soon as I get home the week after next


Here to more photos
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:31 PM   #41
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:48 PM   #42
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So the UPS and USPS person brought me some stuff for this abortion.






Progressive fork springs grips, Bar End Mirrors and coils.

I said earlier in this thread I had an idea for CoP ignition for this project and after a little searching I found an ignition module to handle "making of the sparkage".













It is an impressive for the cost (quite affordable) has a wide operational range and will handle up to 12 amps current draw.

Here are the specs http://www.weaponxperformance.com/te...le%20Specs.pdf

It is available through WeaponX Performance

http://www.weaponxperformance.com/ma...ion_module.htm

Stay tuned for more, I have ambition again
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:02 PM   #43
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Man I love reading build threads. It's like building a bike yourself without having to go broke or get your hands dirty

Love those shock mounts Can't wait to see the rest
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:49 AM   #44
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So I am transitioning back to nightshift and I have time to work on this damn thing again.

I bought a battery for it, an Evo2, and I needed a place to hide it; so I set about thinking on how to build a box to hide it where the air box was.

My only problem is that I don’t have any metal shaping tools, I would have killed for a English wheel, planishing hammer, roll, or even just a leather bag and a mallet in the middle of this.

I started with what was going to be the base of the battery box (but ended up being the top in the end). I used the trans as a template and cut 2 pieces of Aluminum. Here is where I go all caveman, in order to get curves I had to tack the outside piece and form it to the base.

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Once I got it all welded up I found it fit better as the top




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But as I said, I have no way of making compound curves so I had to get creative. A quick trip to the local Thrift store yielded a pressure cooker, a bundt pan, a Mr. Omlette and a Perfect Pancake cooker for about 14 bucks.

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I cut up the Mr. Omlette as I was going to use it at a base for the box. But, I did not use it, the Perfect Pancake however was made of spun Aluminum so I put it in the bandsaw and started chopping. When I was done I welded it to the back of the box



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I also drilled and tapped the trans ears to mount it



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I then filled the gaps with other pieces of The Perfect Pancake machine to smooth it and give it a more rounded appearance

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Test fit!

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I then added some ears to the bottom to fill it out more Pancake parts

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And the fab work is done on this item, I just have to grind it smooth and get it powder coated

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The UPS man was kind last week and brought me turn signals and a tail light.

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Old 06-05-2013, 07:33 AM   #45
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FYI not one of your photos are showing up...
But I was able to click the links and delete some extra IMG text after the .jpg, and hey, that is a pretty cool metal box you made there. I was thinking of making of finding a similar box like this to use as a storage area for tools on my bike as I have no place to hide stuff.
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