Featured New Pipes

Discussion in 'Builds & Projects' started by darkman, Nov 14, 2020.

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  1. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Latest on making some TT pipes with an original bend rather than the pattern ones i have fitted on my TT, as you can see in the first pic of my bike there is a rather long straight piece of pipe before the pipe actually bends coming out of the head and in the second pic of the original pipes you can see they bend far closer to the exhaust port and in the third pic is the first attempt at resolving this issue [​IMG] There is still more work to be done but hopefully it will mean that those who wish to have some correct shape replacement pipes inc all fitting will be able to get some soon.

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  2. ChasChas

    ChasChas Marxist Scum
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    That is really nice work, I hate seeing sharp bends in exhaust pipes, some of the supremely well crafted but 'how do you expect gas to rattle out of that fast' modern 'caff/bobber' builds drive me nuts.

    I've already ranted in an earlier thread about the stupid tyres they bung on them too so I'll leave it there.

    Keep the thread updated please, I love to see a bit of decent metalwork.
     
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  3. Hobnail

    Hobnail Senior Member

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    Aesthetic or functional performance? I can see the original is much closer to the frame and more of a continuous radius. From the angle of the image, your replacements are even more continuous.
     
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  4. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Its purely a matter of aesthetic/originality, as the TT was a competition bike for the US market only this pipe is unique to this model only so restorers have so far had to accept pattern parts and sadly the bend is wrong on these. It has bugged me since restoring the bike so i'm attempting to address this for myself and other TT owners.
     
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