Any comments on the Rhineheart Slimline Duals Header Kit On the 111??? thinking of trying them... Thanx in advance!!
I second this, I had almost all the same problems but did not have to cut the right side pipe. I have Indian stage one mufflers, had to cut 1 inch off the cross over pipe and fitting the left side muffler fought me every step of the way. I was able to get it all lined up but I do scrape on both left and right hand turns. The front heat shield I also had to bend/twist to get it to fit but I love the sound, a snap of the throttle and she barks. Performance wise I’m happy, had no choice but to swap the clutch springs after I installed the header.On mine, I had to extend the slot on the crossover mount by 3/4" or more. This got the crossover up higher than they had designed it for. Perhaps I got a crossover that was overly bent. My left side was high enough that I had to reposition the crossover a bit to get my left side saddlebag to align and latch properly. I don't have a scraping issue.
I also had to cut a lot off of the crossover to get the Rinehart slip-on to seat on properly. The right side needed cutting as well.
The front heat shield was too long at the top where the exhaust bolts into the head. The finned trim piece did not fit without modification (grinding underneath). I did not want to trim the chrome heat shield due to it would rust. But I did have to flex it enough so it would hug the pipe to fit.
The finish is very nice, the fit was very bad. I would have sent it back if I did not have the tools and knowledge to fit the exhaust properly. I hope mine was an anomaly, for I cannot believe any one other than me would suffered through that install.
It is coming off today so I can install the Trask 2:1 performance exhaust. I imagine that one will fit perfectly. I toured Trask's facility the other week. They have a 1st class machine shop to manufacture all their products. They even have a huge computerized exhaust tube bender so all their exhaust is exact to specs. Very impressed with their quality of machines and craftsmen.
I have not scrapped mine except when my air shock was all the way down. But then, I am not a floor board dragger anymore.Quick question, is this scrapping problem something to be concerned with or can the pipes be put on aim such a way as to mitigate any scrapping?
Absolutely....I would rather take 30 lashes then to re-install a true dual exhaust on my bike. It killed the torque.Do you still recommend the Slims over the True Duals? What are your thoughts on the American Custom's Option?
Thank you. I am planning on having V Twin Performance install the Reinhart next month and this talk of scrapping has been cutting into my confidence. This helps. Any bandaid suggestions as to installation in regards to trying to gain more clearance?Absolutely....I would rather take 30 lashes then to re-install a true dual exhaust on my bike. It killed the torque.
American custom's is restrictive with how their diverter plate is installed according to @RACNRAY. I would go with the Rinehart Slimlines or Jackpot header with American Custom's as the third chose.
tell the shop to try to get the pipes mounted as close to the frame as possible.Thank you. I am planning on having V Twin Performance install the Reinhart next month and this talk of scrapping has been cutting into my confidence. This helps. Any bandaid suggestions as to installation in regards to trying to gain more clearance?