Homemade Mid Pipe

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Homemade Mid Pipe

Postby orangecrush » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:37 pm

Has anyone here manufactured their own Mid Pipe for the 1290R ? I'm considering having a muffler shop bend and weld up one for me. May even paint it Orange. Just feels like $160 plus is a bit absurd for a short piece of bent pipe and a couple collars welded on.

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Re: Homemade Mid Pipe

Postby Aphex » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:41 pm

$160 is pretty cheap, most shops in my area charge $80-$125 per hour for labour.
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Re: Homemade Mid Pipe

Postby gotswap » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:46 am

Muffler shops do not typically have a mandrel bender as well as stainless pipe or the correct fittings. You just spent a crap ton of money on the bike why cheap out now?
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Re: Homemade Mid Pipe

Postby SUPERDUKEINOZ » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:45 pm

An exhaust shop wont do the same job & as mentioned they wont be able to make a mandrel bent pipe
Sure it is a little pricey but it is lightweight thin wall pipe & very nice mandrel bending to the correct shape to fit, wouldnt bother stuffing around, just buy a link pipe, either Mivv, Remus or Arrow etc will work fine, they pop up second had / cheap now & then too

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Re: Homemade Mid Pipe

Postby gotswap » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:12 pm

If you want to do it yourself then go get a stainless steel ubend, cut and weld, cut and weld.
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Re: Homemade Mid Pipe

Postby DaveNZ » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:01 am

On my 1290R i had a link pipe made up to fit my acra pipe, it cost 200 to get made, this time for the GT i got a Remus link pipe to go with the Remus muffler, much better quality, and the pipe joining brackets fit perfectly.
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Re: Homemade Mid Pipe

Postby orangecrush » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:05 pm

Thank you gentlemen for your input.
I do have a mandrel pipe bending muffler shop. But he is limited on SS. So...I'll keep an eye out for a used one.

Yep...ton of cash for a top notch bike. My bride said, no spending money on it until we pay off other stuff. The convo actually went like this. "Why did you buy it if you don't like it. If you liked it, you wouldn't need to change it!" Since I like my meals warm and my clothes clean...I will refrain from spending too much too soon.

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Re: Homemade Mid Pipe

Postby DaveNZ » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:38 pm

tell her its a safety issue, and mope around the house. worked for me. :D
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Re: Homemade Mid Pipe

Postby gotswap » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:44 pm

That works every time!! Between the Jeep and the KTM, I have lots of "Safety" stuff
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Re: Homemade Mid Pipe

Postby gggsxr11 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:16 am

The arrow midpipe is only about $350,can someone you know do ti cheaper and still look as good????

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Re: Homemade Mid Pipe

Postby orangecrush » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:15 am

DaveNZ wrote:tell her its a safety issue, and mope around the house. worked for me. :D


Yeah...no. She rides and does track days with me. She is fully aware of what this part is for. Although I did manage to get a set of tyres for the track for "safety". But that was legit. The stock rubber on the SDR is horrible for track use if you are at any quick pace.

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Re: Homemade Mid Pipe

Postby orangecrush » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:16 am

gggsxr11 wrote:The arrow midpipe is only about $350,can someone you know do ti cheaper and still look as good????


Well, the Muvi is only $160. Then again, I can get one made for about $30...but, it may not be as pretty.

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Re: Homemade Mid Pipe

Postby DaveNZ » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:40 pm

Orangecrush, i just spent 32K NZ dollars on my new GT, and 700Ks later i dropped it, and need to spend 4-5000$ fixing it, can you imagine the crawling I've had to do to get new parts after spending that much money, luckily my wife loves going on the back of the bike, and that was the main reason for switching from the 1290R to the GT. the remus link pipe is very well made also. PS i did offer to my wife that i sell one of my other bikes to fix the 1290 (i.e. 640 track bike) she said NO, you love your bikes too much she said. He He, its all in the training orangecrush, Hey its cool your wife does track days with you, my wife loves going along with me, she takes heaps of photos for the guys riding, and i take her out as a passenger in the slower groups for a bit of fun for her, she loves it.
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Re: Homemade Mid Pipe

Postby orangecrush » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:22 pm

Finally have some freedom to spend a few bucks. Ordered a MIVV mid-pipe. Installed it. HOLY MOLY. WOW. It sounds amazing. I will not be needing to order any slip-on, unless I just want to drop more weight. Honestly, I'm concerned that I'll get "meatballed" at the track for going over the 106 db.

LOVE IT.


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