mounting mufflers


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shawnee1952
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mounting mufflers

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A friend offered me a set of new mufflers off his harley . They are the fin type (we always called em cadilac pipes). has anyone mounted these? I have a set of Bates Hardbags on my 77 and I am concerned about clearance. There is a flat plate, similar to a bumper, that runs between the bags. If I try to go under the plate I won't have any ground clearance so I am hoping to go thru the plate somehow. I am wondering if anyone has had any sucsess or problems trying this. thanks for reading.


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Re: mounting mufflers

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pictures would help us help you .. of bags, plate and how you plan to mount
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I did this job with the Harley sharkfin mufflers. Look at my Harley mufflers post I put up pics. I have the bates bags too so it should be the same job.
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This might help if not email me and we can get it figured out for you
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Re: mounting mufflers

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Thanks for the pics, they helped alot. Now I need to find some chrome pipe and I will be set to go. I hooked em up with standard galvanized exhaust pipe just to get dimensions for the mounting hardware so I could fabricate them. Of course I had to take it out for a ride so I could hear em (just like a 60 year old kid). Had no problems with ground clearance and they look good. Momma even likes em and if momma is happy everybody is happy. I will post some pics when I get done and my grand-daughter has time to teach pappy how to do it. Thanks again for the help.


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