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Adding Exhaust Tips ala Beavis

Hey folks,

I found Beavis' site with the pics of his 3" chrome tips welded to the stock muffler ( http://www.fortunecity.com/bennyhills/radner/499/). I noticed that in his pics the tips that he welded to the stock mufflers exit in the same location at the rear tire (ie. they aren't staggered like the stock mufflers).

Does anybody know if the de-goat kit evens out the stock mufflers or if this is something that will require some Southeast Texas engineering? I like the looks of Beavis' bike with the tips and and thinking about adding some to Rowdy, but I don't think I'd be happy with the look of them staggered. I don't want to de-goat since I've moved the r/r and see no need. I'm thinking that two different lenght tips might put the ends pretty close to even, I'm just not sure.

Any ideas guys and gals?

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Hey folks,

I found Beavis' site with the pics of his 3" chrome tips welded to the stock muffler ( http://www.fortunecity.com/bennyhills/radner/499/). I noticed that in his pics the tips that he welded to the stock mufflers exit in the same location at the rear tire (ie. they aren't staggered like the stock mufflers).

Does anybody know if the de-goat kit evens out the stock mufflers or if this is something that will require some Southeast Texas engineering? I like the looks of Beavis' bike with the tips and and thinking about adding some to Rowdy, but I don't think I'd be happy with the look of them staggered. I don't want to de-goat since I've moved the r/r and see no need. I'm thinking that two different lenght tips might put the ends pretty close to even, I'm just not sure.

Any ideas guys and gals?
I believe the degoat kit keeps the pipes staggered. Beavis put on I think Dyna mufflers to which he added some pipe so they can be equalized.

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Yes you have to add a length of pipe to the exhaust to bring them both out even.
I didn't like the staggered look and had concerns about the exhaust ending under one of my hardbags (long enough trip it has to get hot under there!)
Also, I believe Beavis made an H pipe which also provides a crossover and helps equalize the exhaust and provides some back pressure.

You don't have to degoat to add the dynas or the length of pipe. I went back to the goat's belly when I added my dynas. Got a sound I am happy with. Nice low rumble without the neighbors getting upset.

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I drilled some holes in the baffles and really like the sound with the stock set-up. The looks of the stock set-up on the other hand, well that's a different story. I may go to the local muffler shop and see what they'd charge to add a section of pipe post goat and add the tips for me.

In the long run I'd like to add a set of the Jardines with the crossover that exit on the same side of the bike, but the budget (or should I say, the finance manager who controls the budget) is not ready for that at this point.

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It's almost like they made the exhaust ugly on purpose on our 750's so we'd all buy aftermarket pipes. How hard would it have been to just have tips like Bevis's come out on our pipes ending up even on both sides. It looks so much better than the stock ones IMHO!

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It's almost like they made the exhaust ugly on purpose on our 750's so we'd all buy aftermarket pipes. How hard would it have been to just have tips like Bevis's come out on our pipes ending up even on both sides. It looks so much better than the stock ones IMHO!
I think the exhaust pipe engineer and the spline lube guy took turns sleeping on the job !!


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I think the exhaust pipe engineer and the spline lube guy took turns sleeping on the job !!
Don't forget the guy who decided to put the r/r above the stove...I mean the goat. I'm sure he caught some zzzz's too.

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