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Offline JW113

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Exhaust choices these days
« on: December 21, 2016, 08:51:30 AM »
With the loss of Cycle Shack, my go-to exhaust choice, there sure doesn't seem to be many options now for Ironhead exhaust, unless you want drag pipes or those weird "snake swallowed a watermelon" pipes from Paughco. I am wondering how much effort it would be to alter the exhaust port ends of a set of Evo Sporty pipes to fit an Ironhead? The general frame, motor shape, mount locations are not that different between Evo and Iron, so the fit should be close. Just need to modify the ends to they would slip fit over the Ironhead exhaust ports. Yes? No? Anybody?

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JW
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Re: Exhaust choices these days
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2016, 09:05:48 AM »
a guy/shop in your town made  2 inch pipes for my  ironhead.
one piece with a sorta muffler. he ex Bonneville guy. will try to think of his name and see if still alive and working.

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2016, 09:17:06 AM »
I think it was BUB .  he out of business.

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Re: Exhaust choices these days
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 12:01:17 PM »
When I do searches for FXR pipes on e bay Theres a seller that sells MAC exhaust and I have seen ironhead pipes there. I think there from Fl

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2017, 11:33:50 AM »
I'm going to do some poking around with a couple guys that I know in the biz. Can't hardly imagine that Cycle Shack is going to just sell all that tooling and custom mandrels for scrap iron. SOMEBODY needs to buy it, sure wish Paughco would.

-JW
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Re: Exhaust choices these days
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2017, 11:41:32 AM »
I'm going to do some poking around with a couple guys that I know in the biz. Can't hardly imagine that Cycle Shack is going to just sell all that tooling and custom mandrels for scrap iron. SOMEBODY needs to buy it, sure wish Paughco would.

-JW

           That's what I was thinking all the tooling and machines, ready to go, somebody would buy it quick
but maybe they wanted to much
Now I know, why some animals eat their young.

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Re: Exhaust choices these days
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2017, 12:08:16 PM »
I'm going to do some poking around with a couple guys that I know in the biz. Can't hardly imagine that Cycle Shack is going to just sell all that tooling and custom mandrels for scrap iron. SOMEBODY needs to buy it, sure wish Paughco would.

-JW

I don't about that man they got expensive a while back I was shocked when I saw they wanted $300.+ for some 36" kick outs and there's no muffler just a strait pipe

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Re: Exhaust choices these days
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2017, 05:02:15 PM »
Yeah, but now.... unobtainium! At any price!

 :cry:

-JW
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Re: Exhaust choices these days
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2017, 09:31:04 AM »
I got REALLY lucky and found a NOS set of Cycle Shack full exhaust set for my 1977 XLH.  Im very pleased with them, hope to have them for a very long time and also very happy with the sound.

Frank :chop:

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Re: Exhaust choices these days
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018, 09:06:21 AM »
Wow, Ironhead forum kinda slow these days...

I ended up buying a set of NOS MAC pipes from ebay. Was advertised as 1-3/4". What was delivered was 2", or at least that's what I thought. I contacted seller, we went round and round, but it came down to "take it or leave it, it's all I have". So I kept them, but sat on the shelf until last week. I went to install, and ha ha ha, the one I looked at was 2", the other was 1-3/4"!! I've tried to contact the seller, no response. It's been almost a year since the purchase, guess I'm to blame for not inspecting both. Oh well, just money.

I found another set on ebay, hopefully both will be 1-3/4", will check it out right away when they show up.

Still no news on what's going to happen to Cycle Shack assets...

-JW
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Re: Exhaust choices these days
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 01:22:26 PM »
I found another set on ebay, hopefully both will be 1-3/4"

Better if they are not, better if one is 2" and the other 1-3/4"...

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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 03:54:44 PM »
That is true! But only if it's the opposite of what I already have! Another set of 2" front and 1-3/4" rear won't do me much good.

-JW
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2018, 04:46:55 PM »
 :up:

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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2018, 12:25:32 PM »
So I received a replacement set of Mac 1-3/4 pipes, and installed. Nice sound, not so obnoxious like the drag pipes they're replacing. Only issue is they are ceramic coated black. Makes for an awful lot of black on a black motorcycle. Plan to take them up and have them re-coated in silver, like the drags were.

-JW
2004 FLHRS   1977 FLH Shovelhead  1992 FLSTC
1945 Indian Chief   1978 XL Bobber