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OOK so heres my deal. I've ruined my exhaust on my bike, both sides, its been down one too many times and the places that i've scratched up are starting to rust and its just getting ugly as crap SO heres what i'm wondering.

I've seen a lot of you guys get aftermarket cans/full exhaust kits on your bikes and they all look great but i cant really afford to do it and i'm more looking to fix my bike cosmetically than make it sound meaner and go faster. Basically, I'm wondering if anyone has their original stock systems that they're willing to part with. I'm not sure how much you'll be asking i just know i cant afford to spare 250$+ for a whole new aftermarket system (which I'd LOVE but just cant do). all i really NEED is the cans, but i'd also like to get my hands on a full system including the gasket bolt thingies that hold the headers to the block... Maybe if it was later in the day i'd have the initiative to figure out what they're called even though i should probly know.
Anyway, thanks in advance

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Exhuast headers on ebay: 140059329222 ($35 +20 shipping)

Keep your eye on Ebay.. I've seen a lot of stock cans on there. They usually go pretty cheap, but I'm not finding the cans right now.
 

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I'm thinkin about getting one of those stock sets of R1 exhaust and modifying that to fit my bike. They're for sale everywhere and really cheap. It'd take some work, and i know i could do it seeing that i have all the equipment to fab and weld whatever i need to, but i'm stuck wondering if it would look terrible... :-\
 

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I made a set of sheet metal covers for mine once. and I saw them for sale on a web site from some MC after market co , but for the life of me I can't remember which one. Any sheet metal shop can make you a set in 5 miniuts out of almost any kind of metal you like. they just clamp on the muffler wit a set of sheet metal screws on the bottom like a giant hose clamp.

Make a template from a piece of cardboard and take it to a sheet metal fabricator. The guy that did mine charged me $20 and did it while I waited. I did know him though.

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I would do it like that FOG but its not just covers i need. There is a huge hole between the silver part of the can and the black cone from the pipes... its not EXCLUSIVELY cosmetic issues... just MOSTLY cosmetic issues. In your opinion what would your call be on Modding R1 cans onto the bike... it'd be original but how would you say the flow differences would be? would i need to mess with the carb sync or anything or do you think i could just fab it up, put it together and run her.
 

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Like I said Take a piece of stiff poster board and cut it to a width equal to the legnth of the muffler. then wrap it around and cut it out to clear the hanger braket. all you need to cover is about half of the diameter bend the edged out for about 1/2" this is for the attachment screws or even safty wire. Take that piece to a tin knocker and have him make a left and a right from it. A good shop will even have brushed stainless steel like the stoves and stuff are made from.

Lockhart Phillips used to carry them , but I don't find them on thier web site.

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If you want to go cheap and don't mind a bit of modification I used a pipe from a 96 gixxer 600 on my 93 ex only problem is you don't get to keep the center stand :'( sounds pretty good and looks right on the bike. Got it off of ebay for $60.
 

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Im ordering a full set within a week or two cause i messed up one can on a pretty nasty spill. I can sell you the left can for cheap. PM me if interested
 

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I just sandblasted my cans and am going to paint them black. I'll paint it with a combination of flat and gloss black then bake it in the oven at 200 for a bit. I've done this with lots of car parts like valve covers and air cleaner covers and it usually works pretty good.
 

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johndoe said:
I just sandblasted my cans and am going to paint them black. I'll paint it with a combination of flat and gloss black then bake it in the oven at 200 for a bit. I've done this with lots of car parts like valve covers and air cleaner covers and it usually works pretty good.
Well, hope it works... the exhaust gets way hotter than valve covers & air cleaner housings.

Seems like someone on this site wrote that they had the best luck w/ BBQ grill paint... ??
 
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