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xs1100 - mac 4 into 2 exhaust

My factory exhaust rusted apart last season. This caused horrible vibrations and noise at certain rpm ranges. At first I did not know it was the exhaust. When I took off the exhuast to inspect it, it litterally fell apart in two pieces.

I had a local shop weld it back together as best they could. Well, it lasted the rest of the season but I knew I had to replace it. I searched for a new exhaust for about a year before I finally found one in-stock at old bike barn.

The exhuast is beautiful. The chrome is great and the overall dimensions are amazing. Installation on the other hand was a bear. There were no instructions included. The exhaust kit came with 5 bolts and no nuts. How do use use 5 bolts with no nuts?!? The factory exhaust had no nuts.

Movies


Download after new exhaust installed.mp4
(20.8MB)


Download factory xs1100 special exhaust prior to replacement.mp4
(26.9MB)


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replaced exhaust gaskets at the same time
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old gasket removed, ready for new one
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permatex liquid gasket will be used at the header muffler junction
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exhaust installed, looking great
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had to use a mounting bracket off an xs650 exhaust, worked pretty good
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really gobbered on the liquid gasket
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old exhaust removed
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rusted in two
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old brackets were welded to exhaust
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xs650, used extra exhaust mounting brackets from this bike
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bracket in use on the xs650 special 1981
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extra brackets, I dont know why I had extras but they worked great on the 1100
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old exhuast was not too badly rusted in most spots
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old headers had some surface rust though not too bad
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old exhuast
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new exhaust kit
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installed so it just barely allows rear wheel to be removed without dropping exhaust

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