Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

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Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Post by Varastorm » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:13 pm

Just seen this Indian exhaust. I'm not too keen on left handed exhausts tbh.

I had a left hand exit Muzzy 4-1 on my Zzr1100c3 back in the day, when on the side stand it looked as if there was no exhaust on it. It sounded like it too at full chat.

This is the route I'm thinking/forced to go down.

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Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Post by AMCQ46 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:02 pm

that Indian exhaust looks sweet, if you can get the rear header out as neat at=s that you will be on a winner.

and with the carb and filers making a big statement on the other side it will balance the look well
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Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Post by sirch345 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:40 pm

My advise would be to give this exhaust route a real good thinking about before ploughing on ahead, especially seeing as it looks like you could be modifying the frame to accommodate it. This will save you less hassle later on in the build.

The exhaust stubs have turned out really well 8) well done,

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Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Post by Varastorm » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:46 pm

This is were I'm going to cut guys, it was always the plan to remove these as well as the remains of the upper cradle sections.

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The plan was to remove them later though, not now.

I'm still playing with the idea of a removable rear subframe, so I'm hoping to use the existing frame as a guide so it's all straight.

Like you said AMcQ, I too think it'll balance it up :thumbup:
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Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Post by Varastorm » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:40 am

Had a few too many tonight & I've been down the shed with my cutting wheel.

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Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Post by grumpyfrog » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:32 am

Your a mad man....
And I love your way of work.

Well that's you committed now.
Love this project, can't wait to see it finished. Keep it going.
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Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Post by fabiostar » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:27 am

grumpyfrog wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:32 am
Your a mad man....
And I love your way of work.

Well that's you committed now.
Love this project, can't wait to see it finished. Keep it going.
correct, and the world needs more mad men lol.. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Post by Varastorm » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:53 pm

Cheers for the nice comments guys :thumbup:

Been down the shed for a few hours again today, not much done as there's been lots of sitting & thinking going on.

The main issues are to keep the exhaust away from me when I'm on the bike & attempt to make it look ok with the tight mandrel bends I've available.

All the Indian/Harley flat tracker exhausts I've seen use a combination of big sweeping bends & tight mandrel bends I'm trying my best to avoid a fifty pence look exhaust.

Here's were I am :thumbup:

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Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Post by sirch345 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:29 pm

WOW you're making progress there, no holding you back by the looks of it :wink:

Keep up the good work :clap:

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Post by AMCQ46 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:06 pm

I love the vision, the skills and the Suck it and See attitude.... keep it up Vara :thumbup:
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Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Post by Varastorm » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:57 pm

Thanks again guys :thumbup:

Been eating & drinking non stop, so not much progress tbh.

I'm not too keen on the progress I've made either. I think I need a pipe bender.

I was worried I'd need one to avoid 50p bends & it looks as if I've got to get one.

What do you think, any comments/help appreciated :(

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The picture below is the other idea/option, what do you recon, Thanks in advance :thumbup:

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Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Post by sirch345 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:26 pm

Yes I can see what you mean, too much straight pipe with few bends/elbows once you leave the first part of the front pipework. In my personal opinion the first semi circle from the front cylinderhead is too tight of a radius which makes it look odd, also probably not helped by the exhaust outlet from the front head is further away from the side your pipework is going, unlike the rear cylinder. Of course the side rad will need taking into consideration I presume, otherwise I would say a bigger semi circle to start with, with it exiting higher up, me thinking the rad may mean you can't go higher up :problem: What you have done for the rear cylinder looks a lot better than where you are with the front pipework atm, which is I think what you are saying (hopefully :wink: ). I'm not sure if that is any help :?: hopefully it is,

The question is are you going for the extra work/expense as a pipe bender :?:

I'll give you 10/10 for enthusiasm though :thumbup:

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Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Post by Varastorm » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:45 pm

Thanks for your input Chris :thumbup:

Radiator wise I was hoping to go single across the front. I've got two to play with, a SV1000n & a right hand Vtr.

Looks as if pie bends are the answer if I can't find suitable long bends.

This thing is faffin out of control big time :lol: :thumbup:
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Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Post by fabiostar » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:59 pm

i love the madness of this build.........crack on sir.. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Post by VTRDark » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:51 am

Wow this incredible madness (be a good name for a band that) Yeh the front needs one big sweeping bend to look pretty. I hope your not forgetting the equal lengths, Where's that rear going? are you intending on putting a loop in somewhere or maybe one pipe will be furthur rearwards than the other. Considering what a challenging thing your doing here your doing a fantastic job. Amazing skills. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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