The finished pipe also had to provide the most ground clearance possible. While people will often cite ground clearance as an important feature the owner of this bike actually needs as much clearance as possible. I've no idea if he's Rossi's second cousin twice removed but he absolutely hammers along on this thing and hasn't yet been seen slowing down for corners.
|That line on the front exhaust with the '6' - that's the reference point for the cut on the rear exhaust. Damn close!|
Once tacked into place the headers were removed, braced in a cradle and gas purged for the entire welding procedure to ensure full weld penetration and smooth weld surfaces on the inside of the pipe. Which is, of course, where it matters most.
|That side stand was a bugger!|