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Old 12-04-2017, 04:46 PM
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Nice project. Looking good so far. Gotta give ya props on the bright work. Old chrome can be a pain. I picked up an old 1973 CB750 four a couple months ago in a salvage yard while looking at some other parts for a current project. Bike was complete but pretty hacked up. Guy swore it ran. Told him I'd be back in the morning with a trailer and cash, if it runs we'll load it. It's tucked away in the corner now. Found an old savior frame to make the chop look right. I had a newer model back in the early 80's when I came home, always wanted to chop it. Caught a lot of crap from

my buddies but they always had a hard time keeping up. Almost 40 yrs later and I'm right back where I started, kinda. Like I said "nice project" . It's not what you ride ; It's if you ride.
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Old 12-15-2017, 01:10 AM
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Been a while. I got it running close to right, I'll wait to do a final tune until I get the exhaust back from ceramic coating.

Headers where nice and strong metal through out but the mufflers where getting soft. I've read enough about good headers being hard to find and wanted to preserve mine so I decided to cut the mufflers off and rework them for aftermarket mufflers.

Some of this has been covered by others but here is a step by step for anyone considering the same.

Cut the mufflers just rear of the dimple about 4" behind the smallest part of cone.
(I'll have to pick this back up when I get home... Having a hard time posting pics from phone)
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