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    Posted: 15 Mar 2019 at 20:15
I need a set of decent loop down pipes with good chrome or stainless. Anyone?
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I bought some stainless exhaust pipes from Stein Dinse, I thought they were very reasonably priced and not much more expensive than chrome. They arrived very quickly and looked so nice and shiny in their little boxes that I've decided to save them for a special occasion. I might even buy a check shirt, grow a longer beard and lag the rusty ones!
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I think the stainless headpipes that MG Cycle sells are sourced from Stein-Dinse, so do be aware that they may have fit issues. Blurb on MG Cycle's website:

Note: These stainless head pipes are consistently inconsistent, some fitment issues have been reported when used with the 850GT California or Police left crashbar, so for this reason we cannot recommend these stainless pipes for bikes with that crashbar. Also be aware that these head pipes are constructed from 38mm tubing and are necked down to accept the standard 37mm mufflers specific to these bikes. Due to the necked down area, these head pipes do not accept mufflers with longer "throats", such as the Lafranconi slashcut "Frankfurters" and others without expansion of the throat. Fitment with original type "Torpedo" or "Cigar" mufflers is not an issue.
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Well,I've got them on both of my loops.No problems so long as you remember that they are "handed".If you have standard,none police crash bars,again no problem.They fit beautifully to the stainless cigar silencers available from "Feked Classic Bike Parts" which I think are made in England by Keihin.
I haven't tried them with any other silencers.



Edited by Dave P. - 22 Mar 2019 at 15:41
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Glad I read this! Mine is a police bike with the police crash bar stand. Perhaps I'd better steer clear?
I fitted Armour stainless pipes to my Eldorado police with no real problems.
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Yep! Forums are jolly handy, are they not?
How far is the Ambo' from completion?
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I have been tidying wiring and wiring indicators today. My knees protested in the end so I had to call it a day. I have the brake lights and rear light to do, tool box locks and not a lot more. I will need to twiddle with the carbs and cables, but then it is a test ride. Oh and one fork leg has dribble it oil out, as has the rear drive! I think fibre washers will fix them.
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You aren't going to use a fibre washer on the rear drive drain plug, are you?
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I guess that's not a good idea!
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ptfe tape.....don't buy a used bike from me
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Originally posted by jmee54 jmee54 wrote:

I guess that's not a good idea!

That plug should be torqued to 18 ft/lbs. The same value as a 3/8" cylinder head bolt on a 650 Triumph. I think a fibre washer would split and squeeze out at that torque.
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Dowty washers seal very well, and they're re-usable. If they're OK for hydraulic fittings?...................

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Agreed Pete, I use them in preference to crush washers.
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And me Dave, I'm a big fan of 'em. No leaks to date. 

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