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I found some cheesy bends at Pep Boys , they have these cool ripples on the (inside ) top of the bend , I'll take a better picture later . They look kind of weird at first , but I think once everything is one colour they will look cool . The chrome is good enough to run now so the pipes will be black up till where the tips slip onto the old exhaust . Then at some point in the future , it will all be chrome . It looks pretty much how I figured it would look , I wanted the bends to follow the lower frame leg , and it does perfectly .
 

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I like em alot too , but I just wanted to do something to it to make it different than how I got it . They are a little more serious straight out the back like they are now , I think they will make the bike a little less " streetfighter " looking & more 60's / cartoony / Roth chopper looking . I've had em as-is for almost a year now , time for some change .
 

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Doctor. . . .I need metalflake. . . .STAT!!!!!

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I like em alot too , but I just wanted to do something to it to make it different than how I got it . They are a little more serious straight out the back like they are now , I think they will make the bike a little less " streetfighter " looking & more 60's / cartoony / Roth chopper looking . I've had em as-is for almost a year now , time for some change .
 

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I found em on ebay , $21 . The pictures weren't very clear but I could tell they were most likely the real thing . The chrome was dirty but there isn't any real rust . I don't think anyone bid em up because in the pictures they looked pretty fucking rough . I just took a chance and for the money I got a super sweet deal . They cleaned up pretty nice , certainly not show , but runable . I'll slap some chrome on them when time & money present themselves :)
 

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I found em on ebay , $21 . The pictures weren't very clear but I could tell they were most likely the real thing . The chrome was dirty but there isn't any real rust . I don't think anyone bid em up because in the pictures they looked pretty fucking rough . I just took a chance and for the money I got a super sweet deal . They cleaned up pretty nice , certainly not show , but runable . I'll slap some chrome on them when time & money present themselves :)
squish pipe?????
 

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progress

Okay , here is the latest instalment . . . I am notoriously impatient when building stuff , so luckily i have to go to work or I would be cobbing this shit together right now . It is all cut & fit , I have to do a little welding tomorrow and it will be good to go . I can't wait to hear what it sounds like compared to before . There is also a detail of the bend I got at Pep Boys . . . I think it is cool & kind of dorky looking .
 

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The last mockup looks good, the angles and lengths are right on target.

Do the tips of your megs have 3 bolts so the ends come off? That was how mine were, then inside there was a cup that looked like a sink strainer thingie.
You could drill out more holes in the strainer to adjust the sound.

Funny how things change with time. Everybody used to kill for a front exhaust pipe that came around the front of the frame, like you have now. Then that could only be custom made at a pipe bending shop.
 

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Yeah MIke , there are 3 little bolts that hold the end on . There was a mesh tube on the inside though . but I'm not using it . I like the pipe in front look & al and when I had the glide on it , it was no problem , but this springer is alot lower and the damn pipe is almost worn through from jumping off curbs & the unheard of task of turning to the right at any speed faster than 4 MPH .
 
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