Check out Me Homemade Pipes


27 replies to this topic
  • dldavis_66

Posted February 14, 2008 - 11:59 PM

#1

Just finished the first one. One more to go:applause: :applause:


http://s252.photobuc...nt=4c6b233e.pbw

  • MOTORDUDE0616

Posted February 15, 2008 - 12:10 AM

#2

That thing is gorgeous. The fit and finish looks expcetional and the welds are nothing short of a thing of beauty.

  • Itchykawa

Posted February 15, 2008 - 12:22 AM

#3

Woah!!! Those are awesome pipes. :applause: The welds look superb. Let us know how they perform.

  • dldavis_66

Posted February 15, 2008 - 12:47 AM

#4

They perform...well...slightly better than the stock. I need to go to a dyno shop and get them tuned in a little bit. Maybe even need to mess around with the slide needle. Before putting those pipes on the bike ran kinda rich with the 165 main and Default DynoJet needle settings. Hard starts, plug needs to be cleaned. The exhaust ports are sooty black inside.

  • ToXicD

Posted February 15, 2008 - 04:17 AM

#5

you should go into business since alot of the xr pipe manufacturers have bailed.

  • Coolidge

Posted February 15, 2008 - 04:40 AM

#6

:applause: Those are BEAUTIMOUS!! Really nice.
Me wants one! I'd buy a set.... Seriously though, I agree w/ToXicD, so much of the XR aftermarket has disappeared. There is still a need for good AM XR parts
How much for a set of them there pipes??? :)

  • scalejockey

Posted February 15, 2008 - 06:20 AM

#7

Are they made out of stainless? It sure looks like it.

  • sportbiker929

Posted February 15, 2008 - 06:50 AM

#8

how much?

  • martinfan30

Posted February 15, 2008 - 07:45 AM

#9

Very nice pipes! :applause:

  • Denn10

Posted February 15, 2008 - 08:01 AM

#10

ARGH no pics from photobucket at work, have to see the bueaties tonight, think im missing out by the responses.

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  • creeky

Posted February 15, 2008 - 09:25 AM

#11

Terrific work!!!!

  • Ryanthegreat1

Posted February 15, 2008 - 10:21 AM

#12

Very nice.

I wonder if more gains could be had with mandrel bends and a merge collector.

Other than that very nice. Might motivate me to bust out the welder and make some pipes for myself.

  • zipper600

Posted February 15, 2008 - 10:35 AM

#13

congratulations!!!Looks great!!

  • martinfan30

Posted February 15, 2008 - 10:40 AM

#14

Very nice.

I wonder if more gains could be had with mandrel bends and a merge collector.

Other than that very nice. Might motivate me to bust out the welder and make some pipes for myself.


I was just thinking that too.

  • Denn10

Posted February 15, 2008 - 10:58 AM

#15

mandrel bends out perform anything else for sure...BUT I STILL CANT SEE PICS ARGHHH LOL

  • Maroast

Posted February 15, 2008 - 11:24 AM

#16

BUT I STILL CANT SEE PICS ARGHHH LOL


oh your missin out man! the pipes are pretty bad-ass...but naked chicks in the pictures are much better!!!!:applause:

  • zipper600

Posted February 15, 2008 - 11:32 AM

#17

oh your missin out man! the pipes are pretty bad-ass...but naked chicks in the pictures are much better!!!!:)


teaser...:applause:

  • Ryanthegreat1

Posted February 15, 2008 - 01:13 PM

#18

This might help.
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Hope you don't mind.

Oh and what did you do for the mounting flange at the head?

  • dldavis_66

Posted February 15, 2008 - 03:53 PM

#19

mandrel bends out perform anything else for sure...BUT I STILL CANT SEE PICS ARGHHH LOL



No they don't. Foundry/casting sand works as good and/or better...cheaper too.

  • dldavis_66

Posted February 15, 2008 - 04:10 PM

#20

Okay...here we go...

How much for a set of them there pipes???


Uh...well...dunno yet. I bought about $500 worth of Stainless. The first 2 prototypes didn't turn out very well. Used up all the 16g x 1.25 of the first batch of tubing. Ordered some more 1.25 x 18g along with some 1.75 x 18g. Still got plenty of tubing left. The second time around was very successfull, obviously cuz of the pics.

Are they made out of stainless? It sure looks like it


Yes...304.

Oh and what did you do for the mounting flange at the head?



I basically mimicked the stock configuration. Used 1.5 x .120 . Had to flare the 1.25 a little bit to fit snug inside. Then I fused the 1.25 to the 1.50. Simple enough.

FYI I used wet beach sand (clean) on a mandrel-less bender. Only thing I had available at the time. Didn't too that bad a job. Foundry/casting sand would have been as good and/or better than a mandrel bend.





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