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Got home to find a package from Dennis Kirk waiting for me...馃檪

Flange on the new tips is a bit shorter than the Roadhouse tips, so I'll have to drill a new hole in the mufflers closer to the edge...But I put one in place and held it there with some painters tape and stepped back to take a look see....馃槵馃馃徏馃槑馃馃徏

No interference with the saddlebag, and won't be blasting exhaust at the bags either...There's like 9 holes in the tips so they can be installed at a variety of angles...Tried rotated about 45* down and out, but that didn't look as good as this does...Wasn't bad, this is just better....This will definitely work, which is awesome considering what these things cost!!!...
 

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Nice work. @Bassdude404, do you have the Dennis Kirk item number for the tips?

Are you getting rid of your Roadhouse tips? If so, I'll buy them from you. I have a Roadhouse Classic 2:1 and have been looking for different tips...
 

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Nice work. @Bassdude404, do you have the Dennis Kirk item number for the tips?

Are you getting rid of your Roadhouse tips? If so, I'll buy them from you. I have a Roadhouse Classic 2:1 and have been looking for different tips...

Kerker # 108-8022....
Haven't decided what I'm doing with the other tips yet...
 

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Kerker # 108-8022....
Haven't decided what I'm doing with the other tips yet...
k. Thanks. If you decide to sell one style or the other, can you please give me the first opportunity to buy? I鈥檓 on both forums with the same name, and in your FB group as well.
 

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Laid out some flat fiberglass yesterday and figured out what all I needed to get to put the new exhaust tips on...This morning swung by ACE Hardware for some stainless steel bolts, went back home and got busy...Turndown tips permanently installed, then cut out a piece of the flat fiberglass to make a new floor for the left saddlebag...Sanded the edges down until it fit inside the bag, then put some pieces of tape on to hold it while I layed some sections of fiberglass and resin in place similar to tack welds on steel....Tomorrow morning I'll pull the tape off, then add fiberglass and resin inside the bag to permanently attach the floor in place....Once all that cures I can trim the tire side of the bag up to the new floor level and add fiberglass and resin to the opposite side to strengthen the outside edge....Lots of fiberglass work in areas that nobody will ever see right now....馃槑
 

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More pics.....
 

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'Glassed the floor in the left bag this morning....
 

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Then got started on a new piece for the fairing.....
Dumbass question: Whats the purpose for the fairing piece? to make room inside the rairing for something, or is it like an air intake for ventilation? Or?
 

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After waking up, looking at the pics again, and thinking about it in the semi this morning, I'm going to change the shape a bit....But it's purely cosmetic...
My Jeep Gladiator has a non-functional hood scoop, as does Jen's Toyota Tacoma....
 

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After waking up, looking at the pics again, and thinking about it in the semi this morning, I'm going to change the shape a bit....But it's purely cosmetic...
My Jeep Gladiator has a non-functional hood scoop, as does Jen's Toyota Tacoma....
Why not make it functional like the harley's? You can put in a butterfly valve to shut the door, and create a channel to flow air through the inner shell? I have found on hot riding days, it would be nice to get some controlled air flow behind the batwing bubble.

*I'm talking like this is easy LOL. I don't have the skill to do any fiber work at all...
 
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Got a pair of class D power amps sitting in the way of where a vent would have to go through....So that's not an option...
Makes sense.
 

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Cut out the rest of the original floor in left bag yesterday after work, then cut a piece to fit the void I couldn't access before and 'glassed it partially in place...
 

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This morning I finished 'glassing in the piece I added yesterday, then got busy cutting the floor out of the right saddlebag (lowering the floor on that one), had lots of extra stuff hiding in there to remove...Got that done and added two layers of fiberglass to the entire bottom of the left saddlebag...Velcro pad on my sander finally gave up, ordered a pair of new ones yesterday, they'll be here tomorrow so I'm kinda at a standstill on the right saddlebag until those arrive...
 

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Been systematically piecing in the rest of the right bag, put the last piece in this morning...Next weekend I'll put a few layers of fiberglass and resin inside, then after that cures I can start sanding all the patchwork smooth on the outside without worrying about cutting through in a couple spots...
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