my new system Feb 8, 2009 17:13:29 GMT -5
Post by 2manyrides on Feb 8, 2009 17:13:29 GMT -5
it's been so long that all the pic's are gone from this page. But there's two pages and still some on the second page. Don't get discouraged and read on......
It's been a couple years since I was researching what I could do for aftermarket mufflers. Then I took a plunge and ordered some lately. I've been struggling to get them straight and solidly mounted. That's been accomplished, but only as a mock up on an extra machine. It will be a while before they go into action. It's not too late to ask for advice, or to have some one chime in with some drawbacks I might run into.
So I have stock 77D headers,
1 3/4 wassel up swept cocktail Shakers (18" long) with two adapter sleeves each muffler,
Stock 81 motor with 77 carbs and stock air box.
I have had to bend out the horn on the center stand 1" to clear the muffler.
I'll have to fabricate a center stand stop.
(I was thinking of welding an extra arm to the center stand, incorporating a rubber bumper, and having that meet the rear foot peg loop on the stock 77D frame).
I'm not too happy about using adapters, but 1 1/2 mufflers wont fit on the stock headers. This mounting I have devised is darn near as solid as an original set of pipes. The brake pedal clears by mere fractions of an inch. I think I can still use rear foot sets from a special, (no muffler bracketry), but the hardest bit about that will be getting a wrench on the nut as you can't come straight in to it because the tail of the muffler is in the way, and the peg's shoulder area may prevent a box end wrench.