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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-22-2006, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Battery acid / Exhaust

Well I didnt take the advice of many of you on this forum about replacing the battery with a MF. I decided to remove my 2 month old V/H Cruzers and put the stock exhaust back on. Well, when I removed the left pipe I noticed that the chrome closest to the rear tire was all etched with battery acid from midway to the end of the exhaust. Dont I feel like the ASS.
One consulation is that you cant see the etching unless you get under the bike and look. Needless to say, I went out and bought a MF today so the stock system doesnt end up looking like my V/H.
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I just gotta ask. Why are you removing the 2 month old V & H's?

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Too dam loud. at 5-6k rpm sounds like a open pipe dragster.
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Is that with the baffles still in?

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Yea,, baffles in,, I never did take them out. Back in the 70's I used to run my KZ1000, which was worked, with an open pipe 4 into 1 Muzzy exhaust. The Muzzy wasnt as loud as the V/H
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I wonder if a guy was to put more packing around the baffles it would quiet it down some.

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That would prob help, I never thought about it until you mentioned it. Now that I have to stock exhaust back on,, I guess ill have to move the R/R.
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Yeah, packing helps, but only if it's the right stuff. I tried it with slices of uncooked roast, and while that smelled pretty good for a while, it started smelling more like burned flesh after an hour or so. If I ever do it again, I'm going to use a better packing material, such as radishes.
You should also try filling your battery with gravy. then when your done we can eat!!!

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What? Are you serious? That would ruin a battery! Sometimes I wonder about you, Hizzo the 3rd.

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What? Are you serious? That would ruin a battery! Sometimes I wonder about you, Hizzo the 3rd.
cegodsey, i was wondering how that rear construction that came of a Goldwing works for you on your vulcan? are you being thrown around at the freeway more now? or maybe on the contrary, you have more traction at the rear wheel?

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