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Old 11-23-2017, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Exhaust clamps

I'm looking for an alternative to the Triumph "starburst" clamps used at the ex pipe/ head connection. I've seen simple heavy steel clamps used on Ironheads and Panheads. Anyone know what size pipes those are? 1 3/4 is what I'm looking for.
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:55 PM   #2
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You could just use a std muffler clamp...not very pretty, but it would be something different.
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:03 PM   #3
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Yes, the Ironhead exhaust pipes and clamps are standard at 1 3/4"
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There's these but I can't find any for sale. They are called Rosetts.


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A Panhead head clamp would be too big.
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:42 AM   #6
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Buy some big fin alloy clamps and turn them down in a lathe with with a shape nobody else has.
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:43 AM   #7
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Thanks for the responses. I've got the big hideous alu clamps now on the race bike. They look ridiculous and I hook the inside of my knee on them while hanging off. Getting nice grill marks on my leathers.
Jon- maybe the new seat will help, too
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:10 AM   #8
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Buy some big fin alloy clamps and turn them down in a lathe with with a shape nobody else has.
I agree, this can look nice. Here's a pair that Supercrouton did when he cit the fins off. They look real nice.

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Jon- maybe the new seat will help, too
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Maybe it will make the bike go faster too
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:14 AM   #10
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Buy some big fin alloy clamps and turn them down in a lathe with with a shape nobody else has.
That's what I do. Chuck up a piece of stock, clamp them on, and get busy freehanding the shape. The bonus is the "singing" noise, caused by the interrupted cut, while you're machining them.

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Old 11-24-2017, 10:08 AM   #11
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While Sportster pipes are mostly 1 3/4" the head spigot area of the pipes is 2".
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My suggestion is to use aircraft band clamps.
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/...ps/oetiker.php

or T bolt clamps.
http://www.clampco.com/products/t-bolt-std.asp
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I've seen a set up with no clamps.. just slipped on with springs pulling the pipe to the head
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I've seen a set up with no clamps.. just slipped on with springs pulling the pipe to the head
mine are just slip on with no clamps also. I like the clean look of it and I've never had a problem with there not being a clamp there.

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The clamps are mostly cosmetic. If you use pipes with the correctly located tabs, and secure them with proper brackets, they can't go anywhere. I just like the stock clamps for the appearance.

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^^ I like the spring idea.
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Old 11-25-2017, 04:30 PM   #16
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I've seen springs used but in my experience, anytime I've not had the pipes secured in at least 3 places (head, mid and mufflers) the spigots will work loose and eventually wallow themselves out. For that reason I will use clamps.
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https://www.reddit.com/r/Triumph/com...he_121_bobber/
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Here are some alternatives to Triumph clown collars I made for 1.75" pipes. Ceramic coated for longevity and to match the ceramic coated pipes...





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Old 05-16-2018, 01:19 PM   #19
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Looking GOOD!!
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That shiny coating is CERAMIC?!
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