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Old 05-26-2011, 11:31 AM
meowy84 meowy84 is offline
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Default Bending and/or cutting exhaust

I have some muffler-to-frame interference issues (about 2") and need to bend the exhaust slightly. I can't hammer on the muffler to flatten it a bit because the interference is right at the end where the exhaust cap/tip goes on. I called most of my local muffler and industrial places and no one can bend a pipe that small. The smallest they can do is inch and a half and our pipes are a bit smaller than that no?

So my option is bend it myself somehow (sand and heat method?) without the use of a pipe bender and risk kinking it OR cut the muffler off then get a brass conduit pipe to extend the exhaust all the way to the back past the rear wheel axle like on full size motorcycles. I like the brass pipe idea because I'll have the oily exhaust exiting far behind and I also like the look but am worried about the noise. If the noise is just slightly louder than with the muffler then it won't be so bad.
McGyver could fix that with bubble gum.
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