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here is the thing
i designed these pipes to weld on to the joint rings where the outer wall meets the inner wall
in other words the strongest point on the header system. The mid pipe can be trimmed to meet
it for a perfect tig or mig weld you can even braze it.

now you guys are clamping it to the smaller inner pipe that is the inside walled steel untreated mild steel
40 year old corroded pipe my suggestion is either use the pipe as intended (imagine using something as designed)
or as a suggestion get the end that goes to the header expanded slightly (any muffler shop with a pipe bender can do this in seconds)

then slide it over the joint ring and clamp it at the joint ring using a harley type band clamp
if you clamp it to the inner pipe i bet it will break at the joint very shortly
 

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Sorry. It works now.

And Murray is right about clamping being non-standard. In my specific case I didn't want to weld because I run this machine in winter and I wanted to keep the plating as intact as possible. I bought these pipes so that I could have something better than clamping or screwing off the shelf bends together and I expected to have to figure out how to attach them before buying them. If you are going to use them in the warm half of the year welding is perfectly fine.
 

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here is the thing
i designed these pipes to weld on to the joint rings where the outer wall meets the inner wall
in other words the strongest point on the header system. The mid pipe can be trimmed to meet
it for a perfect tig or mig weld you can even braze it.

now you guys are clamping it to the smaller inner pipe that is the inside walled steel untreated mild steel
40 year old corroded pipe my suggestion is either use the pipe as intended (imagine using something as designed)
or as a suggestion get the end that goes to the header expanded slightly (any muffler shop with a pipe bender can do this in seconds)

then slide it over the joint ring and clamp it at the joint ring using a harley type band clamp
if you clamp it to the inner pipe i bet it will break at the joint very shortly
Exactly what I did . Holds together nicely & if service needs to be done can be removed easily . Thanks Murray I love plug & play almost ( lol ) .
 

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I see the link for these still works. Are they still available for purchase?
I'm deciding between upswept or not. Hmmm.
 

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I ordered the upswept but should have gone straight. UGH!!
. The store is obviously open for business. I also got a quick valve adjustment tool. Great idea!!
Thanks Murray!
 

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I ordered the upswept but should have gone straight. UGH!!
. The store is obviously open for business. I also got a quick valve adjustment tool. Great idea!!
Thanks Murray!
PM murrayF to change your order if needed
 

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PM murrayF to change your order if needed
Thanks, I did PM him just now and sent an email. I feel like a jerk changing it but I quickly realized that upswept was not the look I was going for. Luckily it's sunday and its an easy fix.
 

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just bumping for the sake of bumping, these mid pipes are wildly convenient especially when staring at the website ready to pull the trigger on new carbs. I've got the pipes mocked up, just waiting for my Cone Engineering shorty reverse cone mufflers to ship. I'll post pics when it's all on
 

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We love pics
 

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Question about the upswept pipes.

I have a CX500 Custom. I've swapped the left and right rider's pegs, so they're backwards, like rearsets. With my scrambler bar this is damn near the perfect ergonomic setup for me. I'm going to cut the stock pegs off and weld on attachment for aftermarket pegs. But my big question is, will the upswept pipes fit with the CX Custom footpeg brackets mounted backwards?

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Anybody got pics of the upswept pipes on an otherwise stock (ish) CX500 Custom? Seems like this thread starts in the middle of a discussion and rthere are no pics anywhere :/

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I’m not sure I can directly answer your question about the backwards mounted pegs, but I can help with the pics.
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Anybody got pics of the upswept pipes on an otherwise stock (ish) CX500 Custom? Seems like this thread starts in the middle of a discussion and rthere are no pics anywhere :/

Charles.
reading your post again I’m assuming that looking at mine, it’s looking like a no go for the reversed pegs?
 
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