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Old 02-15-2017, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Cutting and welding exhaust?

I like the way my bike sits and looks, however mentioned in my previous post my pipes scrape. I'm trying to come up with the most cost effective way of stop/prevent this. I'm trying to decide between raising the bike back up to stock height or this. A friend mentioned to me that a welder could cut a piece out of the pipe, raising the pipes up and welding it all back together. My concerns with that are these

I would only be roughly cutting about an inch of pipe out. Would this effect sound, performance, fuel flow/delivery? My guess is yes
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Bike exhaust is more of a form than function thing = not perfectly tuned.

Doubt that you will fell a difference in performance or sound.
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Much easier to raise the bike back up than to have someone cut and weld your exhaust up.
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Just more to think about ...after cut and weld you would need to rechrome, paint.
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As mentioned by Heftysmurf, raising it is easier, plus I think the Warrior handles so much better when it's not lowered in the rear.
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As mentioned by Heftysmurf, raising it is easier, plus I think the Warrior handles so much better when it's not lowered in the rear.
Agreed, I was startled with how much the handling improved when I raised mine back up to stock height. Depending on the exhaust, still might drag even after raising the rear though.
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