Ironzies exhaust project

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Ironzie
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Ironzies exhaust project

Post by Ironzie » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:29 am

Wasn't sure where to post this but i thought the "how to " section might be best even though im not quite sure "how to" myself ,the idea is to make a full set of titanium headers and link them up to two carbon akraprovic silencers ,with a few days off over the holidays i hope to make some good progress but with these type of projects there is always something that crops up ,gets in the way,doesn't fit ,etc but im gonna give it a go

this is the first parts made ,its the flange that bolts to the head and it
took crazy time to build ,the flat circles were chain drilled out of sheet titanium
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Re: Ironzies exhaust project

Post by Erik » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:33 am

Looking forward to the progress of this project mate! Have you decided on the style? double exhaust on top of each other, one left and one right or maybe supermoto-under-the-seat-pipes?

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Re: Ironzies exhaust project

Post by smokyadamt » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:22 pm

Awesome! Oh how i'd love to have the workshop, tools and experience to be able to do something like this myself... Can't wait to see how it turns out mate :D

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Re: Ironzies exhaust project

Post by Waynus » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:54 pm

Coll project. Don't give up!
I hereby swear to almighty Goddess Nuda that I will ride her as hard as I can and have all things needed to keep her running in peak form taking me to new heights everyday. Amen.

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Re: Ironzies exhaust project

Post by Ironzie » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:55 am

Erik: spent a few hours yesterday holding the silencers up in different positions until my arms were soar but i needed a second opinion so i called my mate "indecisive Dave " round,he has quite good taste , Daves assessment was one high one low didn't look right ,two high looked good but two low looked perfect and i think he was spot on

Smoky: its just a garage i have mate thou i have spent a fair amount on tools ,could have bought new bike with what i have spent over recent years on tooling but i enjoy making bits n bobs

waynus : cheers bud

ok spent most of today just trying to align and fix the two silencers to the frame via temporary brackets ,sounds so much simpler than it turned out to be, my biggest issue was exactly what i thought from the start the swingarm! Its much wider on the right hand side and that meant throwing the right hand silencers further out than i wanted i tried every Option, higher ,further forward and in the pic is the best i would come up with and im not that pleased ,the bracket on the left is 10 mm shorter than the right to try balance the gap in the swingarm ant the last pic is the suspension fully compressed and you can see there is only 6or7 mm clearance ,at the end of today i thought no i don't really like how far the silencers sit out but i would really like the opinion from some people here as to what they think
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Re: Ironzies exhaust project

Post by Zorg » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:42 am

Wow! That looks mighty awsome! 8-)
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Post by clik » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:09 am

You have been busy are you taking the down pipes one on each side :?
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Re: Ironzies exhaust project

Post by Waynus » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:53 am

Ironzie wrote:ok spent most of today just trying to align and fix the two silencers to the frame via temporary brackets ,sounds so much simpler than it turned out to be, my biggest issue was exactly what i thought from the start the swingarm! Its much wider on the right hand side and that meant throwing the right hand silencers further out than i wanted i tried every Option, higher ,further forward and in the pic is the best i would come up with and im not that pleased ,the bracket on the left is 10 mm shorter than the right to try balance the gap in the swingarm ant the last pic is the suspension fully compressed and you can see there is only 6or7 mm clearance ,at the end of today i thought no i don't really like how far the silencers sit out but i would really like the opinion from some people here as to what they think
I wouldn't like the idea eiter of mounting the mufflers at a different distance from the rear wheel.
Maybe you could raise the front (link pipe) of the mufflers a bit?
However I like the angle they are in now... it seems like they are parallel with the bikes rear end.
I hereby swear to almighty Goddess Nuda that I will ride her as hard as I can and have all things needed to keep her running in peak form taking me to new heights everyday. Amen.

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Re: Ironzies exhaust project

Post by SharkFinn » Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:19 pm

I know you will decide how you feel and the exact detail of the outcome but it looks scary as hell from behind...one can only wish to hear those two pipes light up and sign the blues...

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Re: Ironzies exhaust project

Post by Faritan » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:49 am

...is there any technical reason or just the appearance? Two silencers means to double the weight for that part...usually most people try to lighten their bike... ;)

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