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Old 04-29-2015, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Fin-less exhaust clamps and original Triumph hardware?

Two questions and I figure I can tackle 'em both here as opposed to starting multiple threads.

1. Where can I find original style hardware for my 650? (unit) I'm just not into the allen head stuff everyone seems to be peddling. And bonus if it doesn't have the cheap looking zinc plating.

2. Does anyone make exhaust clamps that don't look like clown collars? I've found some that have smaller fins, but thought someone out there I'm not aware of might make some with super small fins or even smooth? If not I suppose I'll just attack a normal pair with a flap wheel.

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Old 04-29-2015, 06:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Fin-less exhaust clamps and original Triumph hardware?

Wholesale Triumph parts dealers like JRC can supply all the bolts, nuts and screws for an original restoration. Just ask your local triumph guy if he is a dealer for JRC and then bring tons of money. $6 for a bolt is not uncommon.......
The aluminum clown collars as you call them are worth good money to the chopper crowd. Factory Triumph ones are steel and only have small fins. If you want no fins just use a steel exhaust muffler clamp with the correct inner diameter. Like 1-3/4" for Bonnevilles.
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:57 AM   #3
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Default Re: Fin-less exhaust clamps and original Triumph hardware?

Mine came from H-D, fit great.
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Default Re: Fin-less exhaust clamps and original Triumph hardware?

British Cycle Supply has an outlet in New Jersey. Steadfast Cycle may be able to help too.
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I always thought the "clown fins" were designed that way for a purpose
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Default Re: Fin-less exhaust clamps and original Triumph hardware?

Conventional wisdom used to be that the quicker things got cooled off the better, thus the concept behind the added fin area of the "clown collar" exhaust clamps. Mostly looks though. But now that we have dynamometers the thinking is to keep the exhaust heat in the pipe as long as possible, the original purpose of header wrap, and ceramic coatings.

If you look around, swap meets, ebay, or maybe a wanted ad here, you can probably find "clown collar" clamps with broken/missing fins that are reasonably priced. (like on guys' $1 tarps) Remove the rest of the fins, a little grinding, filing, sanding, and polishing and voila' you've got yourself a pretty unique set of cast aluminum finless clamps.
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