Inexpensive Exhaust

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Inexpensive Exhaust

Post by pietenpol2002 » Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:13 am

In addition to our other vices, some of us are not beyond scrounging our parts from some novel sources. We have a Habitat For Humanity ReStore just a mile away that carries any number of great things for what sometimes amounts to just pennies. Below are several post highlighting the use of "construction material" incorporated into my Yanclone build.

A few years ago I used a stainless steel bathroom grab bar to build my son a "custom" exhaust, as required by all 12 year old males for their John Deere lawn tractors. It worked great, and he has undoubtedly incurred permanent hearing loss as a result. It acquired a lovely brownish patina over time to to give it that "vintage" look. I found another grab bar at the ReStore for $5 from which I was able to cut 2 pipes with turn-out tips for the Yanclone. I had a flange lying around that only needed minor filing to fit. Incidentally, the exhaust flange for the Yanclone is the same as a stock older style VW air-cooled flange. So, total cost for the exhaust is thus $2.50, if you don't count that little chrome heat shield positioned so as to keep from torching the pants. I have plenty of stainless flat stock lying about with which to fabricate a rear hanger.
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Re: Inexpensive Exhaust

Post by smokyjoe » Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:18 pm

Wow, I never thought about using stainless grab bars! I have a ReStore about 6 miles away, I'll check them out before putting in an order for stainless tubing! Plus I'm sure the bends are better than I'd do. Nice looking bike by the way. I wish mine was that far along.

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Re: Inexpensive Exhaust

Post by LoWang » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:26 pm

hi, can you tell me where exactly i can find this.

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Re: Inexpensive Exhaust

Post by Sphere » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:14 am

In the USA :)
'92 Enfield + Hatz 1B40: street legal, weld up stainless exhaust, check engine rpm and change final drive sprocket.

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Re: Inexpensive Exhaust

Post by coachgeo » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:42 pm

Sphere wrote:In the USA :)
Grab Bars found at, home depot, Lowes, many online stores etc.

They are also labled as "handicapped/ADA access equipment grab bars". usually that label is followed by higher prices.

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Re: Inexpensive Exhaust

Post by LoWang » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:14 am

ok i see now!
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