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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 08:10 PM
snoopyonderdonk
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Originally Posted by NewRider4997 View Post
Hello all, first I want to start my first post with a big thank you for all the information that has been shared on this forum. I have been lurking for awhile and it has helped me tremendously with my first bike. It is a 2004 Vulcan 750 that I got 2 months ago with 16,000 miles, I'm up to 17,500 now!
So like most of you I want add some more sound to the motorcycle but can't shell out the $400 for some Vance and Hines. I was thinking of taking off the mufflers and goat's belly and fabricating a cross over for the left side to the right. Is there an advantage of making both of the pipes the same length vs fabricating an H pipe? I have read that I could fry my pistons by running the bike without a muffler to create back pressure, is that true? If this has been covered in another post and I passed it up I'm sorry I just couldn't seem to find any info covering it already.
Thank you again for all of your help!
I don't believe you'll fry your pistons. I've been running mine degoated with a straight pipe connecting the headers and mufflers for a while without issues. I know I saw a post with a guide on how to do it. The pipes on both sides look about the same lengths overall so I'm sure it's fine.

'86 VN750
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