Custom Scramblers

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by mikem9, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...wow and wow...:eek1

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  2. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    That's gorgous ...
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  3. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    Wow. And wow again. I am humbled.
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  4. mikem9

    mikem9 Wanderer

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    Doug - is he a professional builder or is this his hobby? I just noticed this sentence kind of hidden in the post. 82!! wow, I want to know more about this guy. Inspiring.
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  5. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    That is stunning, wonder how it performs? Looks so light & nimble :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
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  6. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    I can remember seeing siamesed pipes (as they were known then) on Triumphs and other British sporting bikes when I was a callow youth in New Zealand, back in the 60`s.
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  7. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    It doesn't seem to be the most ideal situation for one header to be longer, or have more length to travel than the other, does it? I would think the best performance would come from equalized lengths...not that they were looking to get the most power out of bikes possible in the ISDT.
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  8. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    That is what I have always understood, but the Vincent twin`s exhaust was like that and it`s the same on the BMW R1100 engine, so it can`t be too much of a detriment unless you are trying to get the exhaust absolutely perfect.
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  9. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer

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    He had a motorcycle shop for 20 yrs., now his shop is his garage. The bikes he still builds are for him. He just told me the Triumph is for sale though. He is a kick to hang out with!
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  10. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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  11. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    This looks very close.







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  12. Euromad

    Euromad Been here awhile

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    Thank you Earwig, indeed it does look like the ISDE setup-$170 plus shipping. First set I've seen for sale. Waiting on a sludge trap cleaning before the project can move forward.
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  13. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...see what Doug's got? Nice.

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  14. Euromad

    Euromad Been here awhile

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    Such a beautiful bike. I like the purple/white paint scheme.
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  15. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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    scrambler in process
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  16. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    Cool , I want another big bore Yamaha thumper but my old-guy back and knees keeps telling me no. :cry
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  17. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    FWIW, I didn't read everything.

    Low pipes get flattened unless reinforced or placed between frame tubes. Old time remedy was to get them close together under the engine and weld some angle iron on them to use as a bit of reinforcement and skit plate.

    High pipes keep pipes out of danger, but not your leg! Here's my high pipe I made for the SR500, but it can burn a hole in a pair of jeans if the rider isn't careful, as my brother learned.

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    Made using mandrel bent tubing from JC Whitney (about $27 worth of U bends and a 45 deg bend and about 3 hr of cut, tack, modify, and TIG) It got chromed by mistake, was to be just nickle plated. The pipe looks gunky in the photo due to oil preservative sprayed on it from a long period of storage. The project is afoot now and due for a May finish date. The pipe gets really hot and will burn through clothing. A piece of a Harley pipe shield kit was added, but it's still hot. I hate the look of exhaust wrap and it was never used in the 60s-70s by flat trackers, so I'll just have to keep my leg away from the pipe - although I never did ruin any pants or burn my leg.

    If I did a similar pipe again I'd get it ceramic coated, as I did with my KLX650 pipe. Good stuff with minimal care needed. Aesthetic Finishers in Piqua Ohio do good work and turn it around fast. They do coating for Supertrapp and just redid my pipe after the JetHot coating had rust bubbling on the megaphone from what appeared to have been poor cleaning when done ten years ago. I hope AF did a better job, it certainly looks good. The KLX pipe is an old BajaDesigns reverse cone megaphone pipe that is irreplacable unobtainum now.
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  18. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I made a high pipe for my Ducati 450 vintage racer and melted the threads on my boot. I had wrapped the pipe with pipe wrap and that cut the heat some , not enough. So I made a small heat sheild from aluminum and that does the trick. But the problem is it pushes my foot out further.
    I need to remake the pipe to tuck in behind the frame tube.
    It never ends.
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  19. Euromad

    Euromad Been here awhile

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    Anyone have a closeup of modified footpegs for a Triumph? Trying to come up with a lighter mounting system. Hope to have some pictures soon of the Triumph I'm building-just got the bottom end back.
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  20. mikem9

    mikem9 Wanderer

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    Hope to see some updated photos of your project.