For as long as Ive owned my SS I've pondered what to do about the stock stamped header crossover. The passages left by the stamping process leave what I would describe as a bloated "D" shape. It can't be helping that these passages only have, what I would guess to be 50-60% of the surface area of the 1.5 pipe in the rest of the system.
The obvious answer was a spag. system. Equal length headers, Ti pipe, perfectly tig'd. Sexy. But alas...... I can't justify the cash given It's a street bike. I have other items on my wish list that I'd rather spend the dough on.
Then I saw this 4v exhaust........
Right here, not too long ago.
Thought about this.... as I'm no where near a pro welder.
I do ok, but I dont have access to a tig (that's where I could spend that spag. system $). Couldn't do it......I just think mandrel bends are the way to go.
So I started looking for a fleabay header as my test subject. Didnt find one and intended to look again.
Then a friend decided he wanted to go 2 into 1 on his M900 track bike. I quickly volunteered figuring it would be a good ramp up to full crossover replacement that I wanted to do. He said he would bring it to me when he had time to wrestle it off.
Last week the header arrived....and I promptly cut the left exhaust out of the cross over. Leaving enough of the stock section to keep everything realitive to each other. Leaving this...