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    Default Anybody know where to find these? Exhaust shields

    https://aaok.com/index.php/accessori...ust-pipes.html

    I know LowBrow, J&P and a few other places sell these, but none of them are long enough for my pipes, and frankly, I ain't terribly interested in shelling out 75 bucks for some Chinese metal as that is more than what I paid for my mufflers...

    Anybody have any ideas? I started looking at dryer tubing at the hardware store but didn't think I was headed in the right direction. None of it was near flexible enough.

    Going for this look
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    Looks to me like flexible metal conduit. Click image for larger version. 

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    I agree.
    Same company, random pic: http://www.afcweb.com/flexicon/metal...xible-conduit/

    Might be a high grade stainless conduit polished by the owner. Lots of conduit that is galvanized cheapshit in hardware stores can be had in higher grades. I'd carry that pic to an electrical supply house if you get no joy on the internet. It will still get hot since unlike shields there is no airflow between a sealed conduit and the inner pipe so what you'd get is a sexy double-walled exhaust pipe, not a (much) lower temp exhaust pipe.

    You don't want "liquid tight" conduit unless you like the idea of melting PVC liner!


    Post what you find out as it looks rather nice.
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    Hell those ain't anything special they have been around forever.......

    I had an older used set on the Dixie queen..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    Hell those ain't anything special they have been around forever.......

    I had an older used set on the Dixie queen..............
    I realize they've been around forever, lol. But for not being anything special they sure are hard to come by! Maybe I don't know the right terms to search for or something.

    Thanks for the tips on the metal conduits. I'll see if I can find an electrical supply place somewhere around here. This might be just the direction I needed.

    Hopefully it works out. $27 for 25 ft sounds a lot better than $58 for 13 inches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchet54 View Post
    I realize they've been around forever, lol. But for not being anything special they sure are hard to come by! Maybe I don't know the right terms to search for or something.

    Thanks for the tips on the metal conduits. I'll see if I can find an electrical supply place somewhere around here. This might be just the direction I needed.

    Hopefully it works out. $27 for 25 ft sounds a lot better than $58 for 13 inches
    Have you looked on ebay?????? They made them out of stainless for years........ You might be able to fine some new old stock items...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    Have you looked on ebay?????? They made them out of stainless for years........ You might be able to fine some new old stock items...........
    I've tried the bay but don't really know what to search for I guess. I've been lookin at "flex exhaust covers", "flexible exhaust shields", "motorcycle flex pipe" etc...did the Harley catalogs have a specific name for these things?

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    How much longer do you need over the stock length?

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    Maybe try "corrugated" exhaust pipe.

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    Calbrite.com, although, i should add: if you have 1.75 pipes and you use a trade size conduit product you'll have to get 2" greenfield (flex, corrugated conduit,etc). The problem here is that conduit is measured I.D. so the the O.D
    Will be prob at 2.5 which may be too big and/or look weird.

    You might check metric sizes to get closer to the pipe....good luck, post what you end up doing
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    if ya heart is set on flexi cover fair enough,
    but if you just wanted something not the norm,
    this might be something you'd like to do, not expensive eitherů.
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    This guy got his from JC Whitney; https://www.hdforums.com/forum/dyna-...ml#post8997475

    I stumbled on the above while looking for new Evo exhaust snap rings and found stainless are available from McMaster-Carr. https://www.hdforums.com/forum/touri...ml#post8001156

    I ordered eight (having bench stock rocks). No sense using a ring that rusts when there's a cheap alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    This guy got his from JC Whitney; https://www.hdforums.com/forum/dyna-...ml#post8997475

    I stumbled on the above while looking for new Evo exhaust snap rings and found stainless are available from McMaster-Carr. https://www.hdforums.com/forum/touri...ml#post8001156

    I ordered eight (having bench stock rocks). No sense using a ring that rusts when there's a cheap alternative.
    Nothing at JCWhit, but hey, that's a great tip about the rings. I just ordered two myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzienlee View Post
    if ya heart is set on flexi cover fair enough,
    but if you just wanted something not the norm,
    this might be something you'd like to do, not expensive either….
    Not the look I am after for this particular bike, but that is an awesome idea man. Definitely putting that on the backburner for future builds...where did you find the stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuklhd View Post
    How much longer do you need over the stock length?
    A good bit, the Harley cuts I keep finding are like 10" and 12" and I probably need something like 15"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pliers View Post
    Calbrite.com, although, i should add: if you have 1.75 pipes and you use a trade size conduit product you'll have to get 2" greenfield (flex, corrugated conduit,etc). The problem here is that conduit is measured I.D. so the the O.D
    Will be prob at 2.5 which may be too big and/or look weird.

    You might check metric sizes to get closer to the pipe....good luck, post what you end up doing
    Great advice. Thanks man, I might call them today.
    I wish I could just email one of these Harley sellers and just be like "look, the jig's up, I know you guys are paying .86 cents a foot for this stuff, now tell me who you bought it from"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchet54 View Post
    I wish I could just email one of these Harley sellers and just be like "look, the jig's up, I know you guys are paying .86 cents a foot for this stuff, now tell me who you bought it from"
    Why would they cut their own throat? If they found it so can you and getting good at using industrial suppliers is worth much more to your abilities than one easy conduit order!

    Become an industrial supplier search monster. You will thank me later. It can also enhance your job. My last boss went from wondering why I was on the internet (finding deals for our tool room) to asking me to find shit for him.

    If you need a visual you could carry a pipe to your local electrical supply house to visually compare exhaust OD to galvanized conduit ID even if they don't have stainless in stock, but they could order stainless from a supplier.

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    it isn't my bike Hatchet54, I found it on the net a few years ago,
    and like you put it on the back burner for a future build,...
    thinking of doing it to my shovel's shotgun drags,...

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    What diameter are you looking for? I am an electrical contractor & I know I
    have some 2" aluminum flex in my shop down in so cal. It's new, but I've had it awhile
    so I guess it is really new old stock or NOS.
    I/m going back down to so cal in a couple of weeks (where the conduit is) so I can
    measure it if you are not in a rush to get it. I am guessing it is 2" id & about 2.5" od
    aluminum flex has a satin finish, but you could polish it and it would probably look
    pretty damn good. the next size down is 1.5" and that's going to be too small for harley exhaust.

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    the larger size alum. flex conduit (2" and larger) is not cheap.

    www.graybar.com/store/en/gb/aluminum-flexible-conduit-88272962#{Put-Up:Coil}&{Length:25 ft.}&{Material:Aluminum}&{Coil Reel Length:25 ft.}&{Trade Size:2 in.}

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