I can reply as a relative newbie to welding, I just did this last month. I have a MIG set up that I am still learning on, no expert by any means, I'm comfortable repairing broken tool handles, trailer steel welding, basic stuff like that, I had never done exhaust welding. I fitted up Murray's pipes, cut them to length, and did some practice joints from the left over tube scraps to get the heat and feed rate dialed in. Then I fitted them up on the bike, clamped everything in place and tacked each pipe in 3 places. Then removed from the bike, used some simple magnetic welding clamps to hold it down to my makeshift welding table (1" steel plate stuck on top of a steel milk crate, lol) and welded one side, flipped it over and finished the bead. Then repeat for the other side. Easy peazy. Probably 30 minutes total, including anal retentive set up and practice welds.I'm looking into getting some of these with a full carb kit but I just want to know, as a newby with practically no welding experience, how difficult is this to weld? I imagine that in order to get the pipe lined up well on the bike the header, and therefore the extension, should be on the bike while welding it. If this is true, wouldn't that make it difficult to get the weld all the way around the extension piece? Just trying to piece together If I should look into getting this thing welded by a professional or not.
did you clamp them in the end ?These would be ideal except that I'm not sure whether they will fit. The page says "up to 2" but I've never seen them in person and its hard to tell from the pic whether they will work on 1.75" OD pipes. I submitted a question about it so we'll see if I get an answer. The next time I'm going to be near an exhaust shop I'll take the pipes with and ask there too.
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