Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Pipes, the Pipes are Calling

I've been thinking about exhaust for a long time.  I never liked the big stock mufflers on my BMW.  That may be why many of my "Inspiration" posts have been about intriguing exhaust setups.

During the disassembly, I mentioned how the handlebar mounts (above) were my inspiration for everything, so you can probably understand why the Triumph exhaust below piqued my interest.  It has the exact same shape I love from the handlebar mount.
Triumph exhaust
I found a set on Craigslist and my brother happened to be near them so he picked them up for me.  He even negotiated the priced down to $45.  I believe they are original parts from a late 60s bike and they are made of heavy gauge steel. They are also in shockingly good shape.
These mufflers don't look like they're going to do much muffling.
The most amazing part about the mufflers is that they slide right onto my stock header pipes!  I don't know if most motorcycles use the same diameter pipes, but these two did, making my life a lot easier.
BMW/Triumph exhaust
There will definitely be some customization to this setup, but I'm not exactly sure what the final product will look like, so stay tuned.

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