Low pipe build - Wrist Twisters
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 Old 11-19-2016, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,500
Rep Power: 1
 
Low pipe build

I was asked recently whether there was a build thread relating to my low pipe which now features a 92-93 CB900RR header pipe plus a GSX-R tail pipe, so here are some off the stages.

I did the original build a couple of years ago with an R1 muffler and the header I still have on the bike.

The relevant photos show the way the header pipe cleaned up by means of a wire brush on a hand drill.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_2291.jpg (290.3 KB, 17 views)

K1w1Boy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 11-19-2016, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,500
Rep Power: 1
 
..
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_2317.jpg (308.3 KB, 15 views)

K1w1Boy is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 11-19-2016, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,500
Rep Power: 1
 
The challenge with building with the R1 pipe was that it had some exotic material in it and the welder who did the work was not able to cut and shut it in the way that I had originally anticipated. So I ended up with a much longer pipe to the muffler than I wanted. Plus the metal working shop that made the adapter for me that sat between the header pipe and the muffler made a much longer piece than I was anticipating - I needed this piece because the end of the header had been hacked off at some stage in its life. As a result the muffler ended up further away from the motor than I wanted.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_2290.jpg (284.2 KB, 11 views)

K1w1Boy is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 Old 11-19-2016, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,500
Rep Power: 1
 
...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_2375.jpg (242.4 KB, 9 views)

K1w1Boy is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 11-19-2016, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,500
Rep Power: 1
 
I lived with that for a while but became dissatisfied with the overall look, even when I blacked out the R1 muffler.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_3017.jpg (258.8 KB, 13 views)

K1w1Boy is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 11-19-2016, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,500
Rep Power: 1
 
So I began to look for alternative tail pipes and came up with the Suzuki model. At the same time, I had another shop make me a new joining piece that was much more compact and I was able to tuck the muffler in closer to the bike as I had originally intended.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_3068.jpg (303.7 KB, 15 views)

K1w1Boy is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 11-19-2016, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,500
Rep Power: 1
 
The only other modification was to black out some of the chrome on the muffler end-cap to get rid of the killer whale look that it had originally.

The Suzuki pipe doesn't sound as sweet as the Yamaha one did, for some reason, but overall I am happier with the outcome, certainly in terms of the appearance of the bike.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_3080.jpg (269.2 KB, 21 views)

K1w1Boy is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 11-19-2016, 11:44 AM
Optio
 
bartsitarski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Hoffman Estates, IL (Chicagoland)
Posts: 890
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by K1w1Boy View Post
The only other modification was to black out some of the chrome on the muffler end-cap to get rid of the killer whale look that it had originally.

The Suzuki pipe doesn't sound as sweet as the Yamaha one did, for some reason, but overall I am happier with the outcome, certainly in terms of the appearance of the bike.
Is that little window hole on the side of the crankcase how you check the oil?

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
-Michael Jordan
bartsitarski is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 11-19-2016, 12:18 PM
Tirone Choolaces
 
marylandmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 11,123
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Donation Donation 
Total Awards: 3

Great work! Looks sharp.

marylandmike is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 11-19-2016, 02:27 PM
rmb
Let's go!
 
rmb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sussex Couty NJ
Posts: 7,650
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 9

Very cool!

rmb is offline  
post #11 of 13 Old 11-19-2016, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
Left of Centre
 
K1w1Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 3,500
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bartsitarski View Post
Is that little window hole on the side of the crankcase how you check the oil?
Dipstick

K1w1Boy is offline  
post #12 of 13 Old 11-19-2016, 05:00 PM
Optio
 
bartsitarski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Hoffman Estates, IL (Chicagoland)
Posts: 890
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by K1w1Boy View Post
Dipstick


No.... that's how you check the headlight fluid.


Nice work on the exhaust.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
-Michael Jordan
bartsitarski is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 12-13-2016, 12:29 AM
Ian
 
HeliMech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 3,313
Rep Power: 1
 
Nice clean install!

HeliMech is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome