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post #411 of 459 (permalink) Old Oct 12th, 2018, 3:12 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply Colin.

The reason that I didn't want to be negative is that the maker is a good guy and we are working to resolve the issues. I'm going to make some blanks to shim out the exhaust nuts and work out how far to lengthen the header. Hopefully that will give it all enough room to fit correctly.

The pipe is really nice. It just doesn't fit right.


Re-post of a similar project by Italian Iron in the US.
I think I'll have the open pipe modified to take standard collars.

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Colin,
your exhaust comments apply to a lot of other after market Ducati bevel parts as well. Body work is the one I had to take care with and the stuff I ended up with still required a lot of work. Even the expensive rear hub for my SS replica needed some work. SS headlight mounts are another thing not done right by a few suppliers. I had to pick from around the world to get the best I could and then there was still a bit to be desired. All part of it I suppose. The Italians did a good job on the originals as far as I can work out.
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Pipe progress

Hi Colin et al,

Made a little progress with the pipe.
We decided to cut 10mm off the front pipe in an attempt to push the collector forward and get some clearance. Its not finished, but it is closer.


Rear pipe is still too close to the frame. Gap 1mm approx.


Slip joint still contacts the casing.


But the height and alignment of the collector are now good.


Looks kind of like a conti, really nice.


And it needs a couple of inches welded on the collector so we can line up the hole in the muffler.

What do you recon lads? Its getting closer.
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It looks good to me.

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All you s2 haters look away now...
The '84 volvo errr I mean 900s2 is in one piece Colin, check it out.


Engine detail, errr not shiney, sorry.


Note to self... lower that bloody front guard...


CEV 160 replaces the BOSCH unit but I can change it out in 20 minutes no electrical butchery involved.


Other side s2 decals to make sure people don't confuse what I am trying to do here.


Front view. Referencing the '82/2 series SS, in my view the pick of them, because they are my erra and well sorted by then. Hopefully everybody understands that I am not pretending that it is an SS, even though it has an SS engine and compliance. I am hoping to fit the s2 bodywork when I replace the frame.

Hope you like it Colin.
I do

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NCR Replica pics

Found this bike here:
Nicely done, they recon its an SS frame, Darmah maybe?






It is clean, I'll give him that.

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Hi Rossco,

I really like your S2 with the SS fairing. I never liked the Pantah fairing and think that it spoils the look of the S2, not to mention the extra weight and the fact that it obscures the engine. Great engines are a work of art to be gazed at!

The NCR bike looks great too and Back To Classics have done a great job on the resto. I don't remember that particular bike in Steve Wynne's stable, but it sounds like it started as a standard 900SS, and the frame looks like SS to me, just with reinforcing tubes added to the headstock. If it were Darmah the front down tubes would be splayed out and have the ends pinched flat.


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I really like your S2 with the SS fairing. I never liked the Pantah fairing and think that it spoils the look of the S2, not to mention the extra weight and the fact that it obscures the engine.
Thanks Colin.
I like the way that they have cut the single seat down on the SS. Kind of minimalist with the light mounted as per the Barcelona bike.



Nothing to report on the MHR, been working on the exhaust, its gotta go back to the producer for another mod.

Cheers for looking buddy.
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I hope that the exhaust works out, it looks like the guy has done a real neat job, but they are notorious for being difficult to get right.

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Thanks Colin I'm finding that out.
The muffler is awesome, but the rear pipe is not offset enough both ways.
I have a plan B, a couple of mods to the other pipe, just in case...

Couple of Instagram pics.




Thanks for looking buddy.
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