- Jan 6, 2014
Thank you Nigel! Yes, my engine is sloping.Mike, I think Jagbruno’s engine is sloping, ala Cdo.
Jagbruno, please study the pic of one of Mikes pipes on my roadster, it should give you some idea.
My guess is that one would fit OK, with the following caveats:
1. I don’t think your fairing would fit, you’ll either have to remove the bottom half, or cut it to allow the front pipe bend to protrude (racing Manx style)!
2. The fitting kit that Mike provides makes fitting to a Cdo so easy that even I could do it! But you would have to make / adapt fittings to suit your application.
3. The pipe will effect jetting, so you will need to dial it in to get best results. On mine, it made the mixture richer. Don’t ask me why, I don’t understand such things!
4. My advice would be to buy the pipe in bare steel, so you could add or remove brackets if necessary (although Mikes finished ceramic coating is superb inside and out).
So, with a little improvisation, I can’t think why it wouldn’t fit. Then your bike will sound (almost) as good as Yves !!
I’ll leave you to discuss prices etc with Mike, but quality doesn’t come cheap! Suffice to say however, the workmanship and overal quality of Mikes pipes is truly superb.
If you want the ‘hot rod’ look and sound, then this is the pipe for you!
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It looks fantastic! It definitely wouldn't clear my Dunstall fairing. But what I am really afraid of, is that possibly it wouldn't clear the front frame cradle tubes or worse, that the front wheel might touch it when the forks are in full compression.
Actually, when I bought my bike as project, it had a 2-1 exhaust on it. As I tried the bike for the very first time after rebuilding the engine, less than half a mile from'Yves' workshop on a 'legendary' Belgian heavy lorry road, I hit a 6 inch deep pothole with the front wheel while traveling at about 70Mph. The rear of the alloy mudgard made contact with the exhaust tube which pressed it onto the tyre. I will never know how I managed to keep the bike upright on the black stuff.
Upon my return to the workshop a few minutes later, my face white as a plain yoghurt, and still shaking like Jamaican maracas on Carnival night, Yves wouldn't believe me, as we had checked the clearance statically before.
But the tyre mark was there on the inside of the alloy mudguard. Off went the 2-1. I never had any problem since.