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I have been absolutely curious since the day I bought my Bobber on what she would look like with a short slash style exhaust. Months of blaten curiosity finally came to a culmination.

This will be a series of posts as I continue to go through this until she is done or needs to be scrapped and aftermarket ones bought.

And before you all say " why didnt you just buy a set of slip ons", I am attempting to keep with the built not bought heritage of the bobber culture.

I snatched my stock slip ons off my bike and drove up to a buddies house and we chatted for a bit. He not being a bike guy but rather a car guy still had some knowledge and at minimum a helping hand. We dawned a few power tools and a roll of pin stripe tap and we started playing around with angles until I found what I liked.

Then the moment of truth.
I made the first cut.
No turning back now.

This was just the first step, the second a bit of welding to fill some gaps, the third paint.

Mind you I did this not knowing how the inner structure of these pipes where constructed. So this was a well educated guess. All I know is I wanted to not cut into the cats ( just so it wasnt to " straight piped " )

I will try and keep photos coming and if anyone else is interested I can see if I can work up a sketch on how the factory pipes are from the inside.

No I have not fired her up yet to see how she sounds. I started this at 7 PM and it's now 11pm after the hour drive home from my buddies house. But I will be cranking her over tomorrow for sure ! And hopefully riding her back to my buddies for the welding work.

I am attaching just one photo this evening. If there is interested I will take more as I go on.
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I have been absolutely curious since the day I bought my Bobber on what she would look like with a short slash style exhaust. Months of research and and blaten curiosity finally came to a culmination.

This will be a series of posts as I continue to go through this until she is done or needs to be scrapped and aftermarket ones bought.

And before you all say " why didnt you just buy a set of slip ons", I am attempting to keep with the built not bought heritage of the bobber culture.

I snatched my stock slip ons off my bike and drove up to a buddies house and we chatted for a bit. He not being a bike guy but rather a car guy still had some knowledge and at minimum a helping hand. We dawned a few power tools and a roll of pin stripe tap and we started playing around with angles until I found what I liked.

Then the moment of truth.
I made the first cut.
No turning back now.

This was just the first step, the second a bit of welding to fill some gaps, the third paint.

Mind you I did this not knowing how the inner structure of these pipes where constructed. So this was a well educated guess. All I know is I wanted to not cut into the cats ( just so it wasnt to " straight piped " )

I will try and keep photos coming and if anyone else is interested I can see if I can work up a sketch on how the factory pipes are from the inside.

No I have not fired her up yet to see how she sounds. I started this at 7 PM and it's now 11pm after the hour drive home from my buddies house. But I will be cranking her over tomorrow for sure ! And hopefully riding her back to my buddies for the welding work.

I am attaching just one photo this evening. If there is interested I will take more as I go on. View attachment 490184
That’s pretty badass. Is the bottom muffler shorter than the top or is it just the angle the photo was taken? Nicely done


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Sound clips on both sets of modded pipes would be awesome!
 
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I like the process and your initiative! They look pretty custom to me. I think much of the aftermarket stuff is overpriced for what you get and you will end up with a unique build with your own design and modifications. Thanks for posting!
 

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That’s pretty badass. Is the bottom muffler shorter than the top or is it just the angle the photo was taken? Nicely done


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I was wondering that too. I didn’t see a response from the OP. One being shorter makes me wonder about the overall effect to the bikes tune.
 

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If anyone wants to know about sound, watch my 3 videos above....
 
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If anyone wants to know about sound, watch my 3 videos above....
Curious if the “process.” Did you just cut off the unwanted length and put the end cap on? Still have the cat?
 
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Both bikes look nice. A buddy of mine keeps bugging me to go for the baffle removal. Anyone know of the sound improvement? Is it louder or richer and lower too?
I just converted my stock mufflers to a straight pipe. Sound is improved, but not by a lot. Little deeper, little louder. Nothing like what Litos video clips above sound like.
 
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