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  • Grease Monkey Posts: 151
    Stock Poster Grease Monkey
    31 Mar 2019 08:34 AM
    Thanks H&H, will run the shields I think.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 151
    Stock Poster Grease Monkey
    31 Mar 2019 08:46 AM
    Quoting Krash Kinkade on 31 Mar 2019 08:33 AM
    Welcome back Hilly!!
    Good stuff on the pipe, I've played with pipes like that in past, with a twin cam & supertrapp disc's with adopted header's. interesting to see results.
    are you putting wrapping in the muff? or unwrapped?
    Thanks Krash, wrapped it mate, the headers are Rush standards, well made, not stepped.
  • Baloffski Posts: 1587
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    31 Mar 2019 09:04 AM
    Way to go, I like watching ya play.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 151
    Stock Poster Grease Monkey
    31 Mar 2019 03:47 PM
    Heat shields on, kinda liked the look without them!
    The intermediate shield needs a little trimmed off its back edge to make it look right, will do that if it's going to powder coat, my tuning computer has chucked a hissy fit so I'm at a standstill there, pic of how it is now, covered in bug guts......
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  • Far Canal Posts: 1506
    Motor Head Far Canal
    31 Mar 2019 05:28 PM
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 31 Mar 2019 03:47 PM
    Heat shields on, kinda liked the look without them!
    The intermediate shield needs a little trimmed off its back edge to make it look right, will do that if it's going to powder coat, my tuning computer has chucked a hissy fit so I'm at a standstill there, pic of how it is now, covered in bug guts......
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     Looks like has grown canckles with heat shields.
  • Hot and Heavy Posts: 1691
    Hobart.
    Motor Head Hot and Heavy
    31 Mar 2019 07:05 PM
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 31 Mar 2019 03:47 PM
    Heat shields on, kinda liked the look without them!
    The intermediate shield needs a little trimmed off its back edge to make it look right, will do that if it's going to powder coat, my tuning computer has chucked a hissy fit so I'm at a standstill there, pic of how it is now, covered in bug guts......
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    I reckon it looks the goods with the shields on mate. It looks nice and fat. Like me. 
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 151
    Stock Poster Grease Monkey
    07 Apr 2019 08:43 AM
    Took it out for an early morning blatt, wanted to see how well it pulled up top with the two into one compared to the shorty staggereds. 
    After a few full throttle runs in various gears I don't think I can really tell any difference just by riding it, the noise is less but then there is only one muffler and it's end is way back compared to having one of the staggereds exiting just behind you, rips through a dollar eighty without pause so it's still breathing ok at those rpm's, pretty happy with it.
    However I'm sure the single muffler is better in this internal configuration than before when I was using a short spiral louvered core as I did notice an improvement up top when I went back to the staggered system from that incarnation, also this can is 3"s longer as I didn't chop it off, it does come off the line better with the 2 into 1 though, no doubt there.
    Did some calcs on the mufler volumes, the Rush staggered shorty mufflers have a combined volume of 212 cubic inches, the single can is 289, more is good. 
    The cornering clearance issue is sorted as well, pegs first now.
    Need to tune it although it feels pretty good.
    That's it, have a lovely Sunday, daughter and grandkids are coming over this morning so I know I will.
    Cheers.
  • JamesJ Posts: 505
    Performance Poster JamesJ
    07 Apr 2019 08:51 AM
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 07 Apr 2019 08:43 AMedited: 07 Apr 2019 08:45 AM
    Took it out for an early morning blatt, wanted to see how well it pulled up top with the two into one compared to the shorty staggereds. 
    After a few full throttle runs in various gears I don't think I can really tell any difference just by riding it, the noise is less but then there is only one muffler and it's end is way back compared to having one of the staggereds exiting just behind you, rips through a dollar eighty without pause so it's still breathing ok at those rpm's, pretty happy with it.
    However I'm sure the single muffler is better in this internal configuration than before when I was using a short spiral louvered core as I did notice an improvement up top when I went back to the staggered system from that incarnation, also this can is 3"s longer as I didn't chop it off, it does come off the line better with the 2 into 1 though, no doubt there.
    Did some calcs on the mufler volumes, the Rush staggered shorty mufflers have a combined volume of 212 cubic inches, the single can is 289, more is good. 
    The cornering clearance issue is sorted as well, pegs first now.
    Need to tune it although it feels pretty good.
    That's it, have a lovely Sunday, daughter and grandkids are coming over this morning so I know I will.
    Cheers.
     a dollar eighty and scraping pegs!
    Take care out there brother you're here for a long time as well as a good time.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 151
    Stock Poster Grease Monkey
    07 Apr 2019 08:54 AM
    Haha, no scraping at that point, it's more low speed stuff where I was grinding, names not Rossi brother :)
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 151
    Stock Poster Grease Monkey
    21 Apr 2019 06:12 PM
    Found this stuff for doing the exhaust, reads ok, can't find any reviews though, anyone used it?HD Forums Australia - Screenshot_20190421-164656.png

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  • paulybronco Posts: 11143
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    21 Apr 2019 08:36 PM
    How do you apply it....is it a spray can?
  • speedzter Posts: 1740
    The 'Rat
    Motor Head speedzter
    21 Apr 2019 08:41 PM
    Do you need special equipment to apply as it is a powder coat ?, and also it needs baking to cure.

    Strange as it sounds, I have had success with "white night" pot belly black. in a spray can.
    Much better than VHT coatings.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 151
    Stock Poster Grease Monkey
    21 Apr 2019 09:06 PM
    E-Static, a powder coater in Townsville will do it, they had not used it before when I first contacted them but did put me onto it.
    On the rattle can paint, I have tried a few and what seems to happen is when the paints really hot brushing against it with jeans or boots scuffs it up. 
    I have had better results on heat shields using killrust flat black, but on the muffler that's asking a lot of a non heat paint, in fairness to the heat paint, two of them did say it needs to be baked for best results. I'm near certain white knight was one i have tried speedzter, I had 4 empty cans of different brands in the shed and only chucked them recently.
    Did you bake yours?
  • speedzter Posts: 1740
    The 'Rat
    Motor Head speedzter
    21 Apr 2019 09:41 PM
    Yes, I think any ceramic powder coat will be better than rattle can.
    But at least it's cheap and easy to re-coat if needed.
    Running the exhaust seems to be enough to bake the paint.
    If it can handle a pot belly stove, the Harley shouldn't get too hot !
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 151
    Stock Poster Grease Monkey
    21 Apr 2019 09:56 PM
    Pot belly would be hotter for sure, that might cure the different paints that need it as well, what I ment was the paint seems to get pliable when the bikes good and hot, the first one I used was a rustoleum product, good for insane temps, looked awesome to begin with, after a couple of weeks on a ride I noticed black shit on my jeans, wasn't cheap paint either. I've tried stuff from Bunnings, SCA and dedicated paint shops, maybe I'm not doing it right? 
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