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  1. Exhaust fabrication/pipe bending questions

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    Yes, I have done a forum search, and googled the crap out of this, but collective wisdom from real enthusiasts just seems to be the most efficient method. As I am pilling on the project bikes, it seems to me that the one thing they always need is new pipes, and not coincidentally, these are...
  2. Where Do All The Mufflers Go?

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Seriously, where do all the mufflers go? I rarely see a cruiser-style motorcycle that hasn't had its factory exhaust replaced in favor of louder pipes, but every one of those had a muffler on it when it left the factory, correct? So there must be like-new mufflers in attics, garages, and sheds...
  3. No fuel getting to engine?

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    The bike is a 1982 Kawasaki kz650 and its been sitting for 20 years. iv cleaned the carbs (not professionally), put a new battery, changed the spark plugs. and when I go to turn it over it doesn't start. There is fuel in the carbs because when I open the bottom screw fuel comes out, but the...
  4. Problem With My Exhausts - 1982 GS450L

    Suzuki
    So I bought this bike about a month ago and have been fixing it up since. So one of the problems is the exhaust. The right side exhaust was rusted and basically fell off. So, I bought some shorty 12" exhausts for each side. The problem is, is that the exhaust is welded to the mufflers. So...
  5. After reving high and turning off my motorcycle makes a really loud pop

    Suzuki
    This probably isn't Suzuki specific, but I have a 1981 Suzuki GS550T and when it has been revving really high (it's been going for a long time and warmed up or I pumped up the rpms), then I turn it off, it pops with easily as much noise as firing a 22. It sounds like it's coming from the...
  6. 1980 Suzuki GS650 G taking off muffler.

    Vintage Forum
    So i'm trying to take off the muffler of my bike because i managed to stripped the threads on the oil pan after i changed the oil. I plan on rethreading the pan but to get it off i need to take of the muffler and possibly the exhaust. But they are STUCK. i tried grinding down what i thought...
  7. Any Suggestions?

    Cruiser Forum
    Hello all, I've got a Honda Shadow I drove home last night for about 5 hours in the rain and sadly my rain suit pants scraped the mufflers slightly for part of the ride, burning some of the plastic/rubber material onto the pipes. Any suggestions for removing this stuff without scratching the...
  8. shims on slip on muffler

    How To
    I have bought slip on mufflers that came with 3 shims. How do I know how many to use. Do I use as many as it takes to make it as snug a fit as possible? If I use anti-seize, do I put it wherever metal touches metal even between shims? As you can tell, I am pretty novice on working on...
  9. Muffler vs Pipes? What makes them loud?

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Harley Muffler vs Pipes? I have a 08 Sportster XL883. It still has the factory pipes and mufflers. I was wanting to know if the factory mufflers have removeable baffles? So what makes loud pipes? The muffler or the actual pipes? I just ordered these new Exhaust Slip-Ons on Ebay... here I was...
  10. looking to identify some parts---need help

    Motorcycle Repair
    i just bought out a small bike salvage business and need help IDing some parts. (the guy didn't label his stuff when he parted out the bikes which is probably why i got it so cheap...) i was wondering if anyone knew a place on the internet i might be able to type in my part number and get the...
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