Exhaust System

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59FL
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Exhaust System

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Post by 59FL » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:49 pm

I need to replace the entire exhaust system on a stock 59 FLH. Advice on what brand and where to purchase is apprechiated. My only current source is V-Twin, but the catalog is confusing as to what part #'s are needed to assemble a complete system including, pipes, shields, and clamps.

TIA.



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Re: Exhaust System

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Post by 59FL » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:20 pm

Any opinions on Paughco vs. V-Twin head pipes?

TIA

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Re: Exhaust System

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Post by Ohio-Rider » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:44 pm

Dixie International has nice stuff but they don't sell to the public so you would need a independent to order the stuff for you.

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Re: Exhaust System

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Post by 59FL » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:58 pm

I tried their Dealer locator and came up with zero for my area.

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Re: Exhaust System

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Post by VPH-D » Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:15 pm

I have used several sets of Paughco's exhaust systems. The pipe fit at the head always seems too loose. The rear pipe falls too far down into the Y pipe. You may need a 1/4 " or so piece of pipe to drop into the Y pipe first. The fit of the front pipe into the S also needs attention. Fitting up one of these systems can take a whole day.

I plan on trying one of Kick Start's [Dixie] systems next time.
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Re: Exhaust System

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Post by 59FL » Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:32 pm

>Fitting up one of these systems can take a whole day<

That's what I was afraid of, can you tell me more about the "Kick Start" system, is it the Dixie House Brand?

I don't have a dealer listed in my area but will work with someone by mail if it's worth while.

Paughco and V-Twin is all I have located so far, any idea if the V-Twin stuff is Paughco or a better fit? Is the Samson stuff obsolete?

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Re: Exhaust System

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Post by LittleAl » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:34 pm

I got all 4 pipes for my '54 FL from NOS Parts, fit needed a bit of work but overall wasn't bad. headers fit good at the heads, I thought front header didn't go deep enough into the squish but it's holding fine (used high temp silicone on all joints before slipping them together) the rear header went too deep into the Y but just marked & cut at an angle (about 1/2"). I bought the fishtail muffler from Bill's and that fit perfectly. all prices were reasonable too. I can't say how long the chrome will hold up though...

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Re: Exhaust System

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Post by Yags » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:31 pm

Try Dennis Corso. Good quality and fitment is ok too.

http://www.denniscorso.com/

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Re: Exhaust System

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Post by 59FL » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:48 pm

Thanks for the link to Denniscorso.com, I wonder if this is the stuff V-Twin advertises as DCC.

Little Al, I followed your progress on a few different forums, congratulations.

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Re: Exhaust System

#10

Post by LittleAl » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:51 pm

thanks 59!
and good luck with yours

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Re: Exhaust System

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Post by VPH-D » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:51 pm

Kick- Start is an outfit in Michigan. I believe his ex. pipes are from Dixie. I have purchased several items from him in the last 5 years with no problems. His parts were "as advertized", and he is a nice guy. I think he is in Wyoming MI, but I don't have the phone number.
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Re: Exhaust System

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Post by Hauula Pan » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:08 pm

Forget V-Twin, J&P, CCI, I've been told Superior or Dixie fit OK. I just installed a set from Paughco, they fit the heads OK but don't clear the brake and I had to modify the Y-pipe. There have been several posts on this some with great pictures, check out the archives.

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Re: Exhaust System

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Post by 59FL » Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:07 am

As suspected the sparks were comming from a broken rear hed pipe, I am down, and in a hurry so I am rolling the dice with the V-Twin 4pc. I will let you know my opinion after install is completed or at least attempted. Thanks to all for the replys.

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Re: Exhaust System

#14

Post by FlatHeadSix » Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:37 am

59
Dennis Corso is a straight-up guy, he makes the stuff in-house and he stands behind what he makes. Give him a chance, you won't be sorry.

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Re: Exhaust System

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Post by 59FL » Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:19 am

Mike, thanks, I will call Monday morning at give him a chance.

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