Project Cafe Racer: Exhaust

I finished up the exhaust on the XV920 cafe racer project today. It’s all mandrel bent TIG welded stainless steel. The muffler is a supertrapp with adjustable baffles so I can play with the back pressure and sound level to get something loud enough to enjoy it and not so loud my neighbors are pissed when I leave for work at 6 am. The exhaust came out really clean I’m super happy about the fit and finish and I even tried some new techniques like making a double slip flange for the rear cylinder so there is no ugly band clamp on it. I have it disassembled now and it’s going out for satin black ceramic coat. I’m a little sad about hiding all the beautiful welds with the ceramic coating but I think the black will look really nice on the bike.

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~ by B. Rogers on October 17, 2012.

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