View Full Version : 96 magna exhaust and suspension ?s
10-14-2009, 11:46 PM
Would it be ok to run 2" pipes with no muffler or baffle or whatever? Just four empty 2" pipes. I do it on my carbureted cars all the time but I wasn't sure what the risk of doing this on my bike were. Compression etc... I'm only using this bike for to and from work and daily cruising. Not racing.
Also, any tips on lowering the rear end a few inches? Maybe 3-4? Since the bike has no center stand. Would shorter shocks do the trick? Could I compress the shock coils, cut them?
10-15-2009, 08:23 AM
Removing the baffles would require larger jets in the carbs to compensate for the change in back pressure. The mixture will be leaned out with open pipes and a stock carb adjustment. This will cause the engine to run poorly in the best of circumstances and engine damage in the worst.
For a chain-drive bike, you can add dogbones to the rear axle that can lower the bike. Shorter shocks may help a bit but I doubt either will give 3-4 inches. Lowering the front fork tubes the same amount will keep the bike level as long as there is still enough clearance.
10-21-2009, 01:49 AM
10-23-2009, 03:32 AM
Does anyone know about what it costs to have the carbs re jetted in northern CA? and do I need to do the pipes first or would they just re jet it to whatever then I could add any pipes.
heres the sound i want:
10-23-2009, 08:10 AM
Different pipes will require different jets. Ideally these will be done at the same time. A rough guess on the cost would be 2-3 hours labor for both, but it's best to check with the shop to see what they will charge. Shops average about $75/hour.
10-24-2009, 02:26 PM
10-24-2009, 02:39 PM
So I've noticed everyone seems to run their front two valves into one exhaust and their back two valves into one exhaust. Is that just personal preference? If I wanted to run my right valves into one pipe and my left valves into one pipe, that would be ok wouldnt it?
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