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Old 06-01-2013, 08:18 PM   #721
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I'm sure he mentioned he used spacers.

Edit: My bad. Should have remembered that as I run the Bitwells as well....Doh!
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:49 AM   #722
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Jimmy, I had a question, I hope I did not just miss it while reading through this thread, but as far as I know Harleys all use 1" handlebars. Did you use some kind of 1" bars or how did you mount the 1" diameter controls/throttle/clutch/MC onto 7/8" bars?
I hope Jimmy doesn't mind me quoting him a bit. In his email, he mentioned that he stayed with 1" and used Bitwell Tracker bars with Joker Machine clamp.

Bitwell Trackers handlebar
Joker Machine clamp (He said it can be ordered thru Joker Machine directly.

Hope this help?

Now speaking of handlebar, I wonder how much does that handlebar weight?
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:33 AM   #723
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Thanks WAWC. I started thinking that was what he did after looking at pics
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:10 AM   #724
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Correct on the 1" dia bars. I wanted to keep the Sportster hand controls and throttle as is. Biltwell tracker bars and originally joker machine clamps, but now it has my own bar riser clamps with rubber dampers and triple clamps with integrated steering stabilizer.

The new risers provide side access to the steering stabilizer sweep control valves where the joker machine did not.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:59 PM   #725
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I prefer the HD controls to the BMW one I have but I am using protaper bars so 1" controls are out of the question. I wish I could though.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:04 PM   #726
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Correct on the 1" dia bars. I wanted to keep the Sportster hand controls and throttle as is. Biltwell tracker bars and originally joker machine clamps, but now it has my own bar riser clamps with rubber dampers and triple clamps with integrated steering stabilizer.

The new risers provide side access to the steering stabilizer sweep control valves where the joker machine did not.
Yeah, I can't blame you.. my reason for going 7/8" is because when I did TAT near Richfield, UT I crashed my KLR650 and finding 7/8" handlebar was easy and cheap. I figured that if I was traveling outside the lower 48, I might want to go with something that is common should I crash sportster real bad.

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I prefer the HD controls to the BMW one I have but I am using protaper bars so 1" controls are out of the question. I wish I could though.
You could get the spacer for that and it cost only $19.99 + shipping? Just a thought?
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:52 PM   #727
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What spacer and where can they be found?

A space that shims from 1" down to 7/8" would be wierd and it has to be tightenable right?
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:17 PM   #728
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What spacer and where can they be found?

A space that shims from 1" down to 7/8" would be wierd and it has to be tightenable right?
Here: http://www.motosport.com/motorcycle/...DAPTER-SLEEVES
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #729
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+1 For some odd reason, I can't find it on Joker Machine's website?

Edit: You know, I might have to think about getting this adapter and still use the 7/8" handlebar?? I have considered that since it would be cheaper for me?
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:20 PM   #730
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New Exhaust time

Time to do the new exhaust - Ive got enough miles on and off-road on this now to know what this bike needs. Ive decided to go back to a 2:1 low pipe that will hug the lower frame rail and then exit upswept past the foot controls and terminates in an upswept muffler. The look and function will be similar to a Dakar rally type exhaust where they need to route the pipe low and away from rear fuel tanks.

Benefits:
- Able to stand on the pegs without any leg interference with the pipe
- Less leg heat
- Should be much lighter than the Supertrapp exhaust

Cons:
- Low and more vulnerable - but I have a lot of ground clearance, so not a big concern. I can also extend the skid plate to cover the exhaust if needed.


So, I know what I want to do - now, I need to find a good motorcycle exhaust header fabricator in the SF bay area. Any recommendations???

Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:00 PM   #731
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Time to do the new exhaust - Ive got enough miles on and off-road on this now to know what this bike needs. Ive decided to go back to a 2:1 low pipe that will hug the lower frame rail and then exit upswept past the foot controls and terminates in an upswept muffler. The look and function will be similar to a Dakar rally type exhaust where they need to route the pipe low and away from rear fuel tanks.


That's why I left the stock routing on the Bandit...damn, I've got to get back on that thing.





I've got 14-16" under the headers, plan on doing a skid plate to cover the pipes too.


You know, I've always thought that your bike should do a muffler under the engine Buell style that doubles as the skid plate...something square-ish like a Flowmaster muffler with dual outputs like a hotrod. I'm a little more function over form than you though.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:44 AM   #732
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I made my own similar to what you are describing.
I kept the stock RT head pipe, then bought a U-bend piece of 2.25" SS auto exhaust tube and used a Ducati end mufflet that I gutted out the SS inner parts. I used one of the inner baffle plates, and the end caps. I welded in some nuts, drilled and tapped some spots, welded in a bung for the O2 sensor and a tab for a hanger bracket...I like it. It was easy. I used 304 SS rod.



More pics on the link
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:57 PM   #733
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You guys are making me want to go buy a welder and learn how to weld! Nice work.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:13 PM   #734
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larryboy and kellymac,

Looks good and thanks for sharing the idea.. you don't worry about the river crossing? And I am curious what type of side box or side bag do you use? Any pic of them on with exhaust like that?

Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:09 AM   #735
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WAWC,
My pipe kicks up pretty high at the back so no worries on the river crossing really. Plus look at the Dakar bikes, they are about the same spot as mine and they cross some treacherous stuff. As long as the motor is running the air pushes the water outward and will mostly prevent it from coming in. Think of a Jet Ski, they push water into the exhaust on purpose for cooling and the air pressure pushes it out the exhaust end no problem.

As far as bags, I do not have mine made yet, but it is tucked in way tighter than the stock exhaust. It is in about the same as yje FD is on the right side so I have no worries on the luggage when I make it.
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