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Re: Ebay VX800
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 08:55:27 AM »
Nice, but does it have twin disc and HD silencer conversions?  -_-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUZUki-vx800-RED-/230785187613?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item35bbde7f1d

If you're interested in these conversions, pose as a buyer and ask for details, I guess. Or as I'm in UK, I'll ask on your behalf.

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Re: Ebay VX800
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 11:02:51 AM »
HD silencer should not be hard with reducer pipe adapters.The front end  could be a Bandit(17"wheel). Vx800s in the US seem over priced (unless very low mileage) and I bet this one does't sell quickly. AGB-1

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Re: Ebay VX800
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 07:36:59 AM »
Sold! Thank goodness the good ones are fetching decent money. So long as my fixer-upper doesn't reveal any more probs, I will have saved a few hundred!

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Re: Ebay VX800
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 09:45:25 AM »
I wonder what that UK dyno operator was smokin' :mellow:
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Re: Ebay VX800
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 12:15:00 PM »
What! You mean the twin discs don't add hp????! Lol!

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Re: Ebay VX800
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 12:26:45 PM »
That's a Honda ST1100 front end with an 18" front wheel.
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Re: Ebay VX800
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012, 04:59:42 PM »
Nice, but I think I prefer the GS front with the steering advantages you said are to be had. I do like the look of the silencers though and given the state of mine, will be keeping an eye open on eBay.

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Re: Ebay VX800
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2012, 10:32:51 PM »
I don't know how the H-D dealers are over there, but here they have so many take-off mufflers from customers changing to loud pipes they can't give em away fast enough.
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Re: Ebay VX800
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2012, 06:01:46 AM »
Not looked at dealers yet, but loads on eBay going cheap. The gent who sold that bike was good enough to get back to me. He said, " hi matt the silensers are of a harley sporster 883 you should be able to fit them. i used a small bit of stainless tubing to join them, and a short hanger bracket to mount them. check out item number 330728071431 they are the same ones as i used, and no need to change the jetting the bike runs perfectly" Sound right to you?

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Re: Ebay VX800
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2012, 10:38:08 AM »
They work. It's a popular mod for the Suzuki Savage, which has a really restrictive muffler.
The baffles can be easily modified.
It's a well built muffler, much better than most aftermarket, but heavier.

Be aware that some Sporty mufflers from '04 and up have a catalytic converter in the front muffler only.
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Re: Ebay VX800
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2012, 04:13:05 PM »

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Re: Ebay VX800
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012, 11:58:40 PM »
If you have the stock pipes, the crossover is ahead of where you would attach these.
The only mufflers I have seen on a VX that had the crossover attached to the muffler was Jardines.
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Re: Ebay VX800
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2012, 08:02:59 AM »
Couldn't see the crossover in the bloke's pics and thought the sportster set up would have to be the same as BOF's, but going back to his posts, I guess his is a custom job.

The venerable Rick has said, "The link between the two pipes underneath the bike allows
exhaust to flow through both pipes and provides more torque at low rpm than separate pipes."

So I guess that's not a route I want to go down, even with my very rusted system.

Looking at mine,

http://vx800forum.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=180

What's the deal with the shielded joint at the end of the muffler, before the crossover? I note yours and others don't have one. Also, this joint is welded here on mine and at the joint underneath the engine casing, so that the system only comes apart at the joint on the crossover. Is this standard? I guess I'll be needing a complete new system once mine gives up the ghost?!!!

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Re: Ebay VX800
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2012, 05:56:55 PM »
On my bike, only one side has the shield around the pipe at the joint, I guess each side came from a different production lot.

To put the H-D mufflers on you need to cut off the VX mufflers, and make a small connecting pipe to joint the H-D mufflers with the VX head pipes.

Yep, the stock VX only has the clamp under the bike on the crossover, otherwise it's all welded.

A lot of the aftermarket mufflers, like JAMA's, require the same.

Where is your rusted? Mine was rusted on the underside, where you couldn't see it unless you laid on the ground to inspect it. I caught the rust before it perforated the mufflers.
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'72 Penton Jackpiner
http://www.twowheelsonly.com/vx.htm

 

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