- Why is wrapping only an option on stainless exhaust?
In order to wrap mild steel exhaust, they first need to be coated. Without coating them first, they will rust. We do not offer a coating for mild steel exhaust, and because of that do not offer them wrapped.
If you are planning to wrap your exhaust (or have us do it), it is recommended that you order the stainless steel exhaust because of its resistance to corrosion. Exhaust wrap is known to hold in moisture and can cause premature failure in mild steel exhaust over time.
- What is the difference between stainless steel and mild steel?
Mild steel will need to be coated to prevent corrosion, if left uncoated it will rust. Stainless exhausts are made of 304 and backpurged.
- Will my stainless exhaust always stay the silver color?
The majority of the exhaust will, however, the header will turn a nice gold color because of the heat. This is normal and nothing to be concerned about.
- What do you require to start building a set of custom exhaust pipes?
Absolutely nothing. All exhausts are built to order, so if you have something not shown on the website, please send an email with a picture or what you are wanting.
- How long does it take for you to build my exhaust?
Lead time varies throughout the year. Please contact by phone, text, or email.
- What size is the exhaust ?
The exhaust is made of 16 gauge mild or stainless steel. Vstar 650 tubing OD is 1.75″, while the Vstar 1100 and Road Star are 2″.
- Do I need to do anything for the exhaust to fit on my bike?
On the 650 and road star, no.
For the 1100, the rear brake master cylinder may need to be relocated for clearance. This can be done by just unbolting and moving down, or a full relocation. The full relocation instruction can be found here, https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home/5-modifications/brakes
- Are the pipes coated and are the welds smoothed out?
All exhaust are sold in raw form. Stainless exhausts do not need to be coated since they are naturally corrosion resistant. Mild steel exhausts, need to be coated, whether that is high temperature paint or ceramic coating. All exhausts are tig welded together and are left untouched.
- Can you build an exhaust that is not shown on your website?
Yes. Simply find a picture or create a drawing of the exhaust you want and email email@example.com and discuss exactly what you want.
- Do the exhausts come with baffles?
All exhaust can be fitted with our stainless lollipop baffles. These are installed a couple inches away from the tips. The baffles help with the scavenging effect of the exhaust, do not change the sound level, and give you back the low-midrange torque that straight pipes lose.
If you prefer a quieter exhaust baffle, there are many different products that fit the size tubing we use (2″ for 1100 and road star, and 1.75″ for the 650)
- Who pays shipping?
All exhausts are shown with free shipping included to the lower 48 states.
- What form of payment do you accept?
The preferred payment is by PayPal. It’s free to join and does not cost you anything.
- Is there a return policy?
Yes. If you receive your purchase and would like a return, please contact within 7 days. The item will need to be shipped back, and upon its arrival, a full refund will be made through paypal for the exhaust minus the original shipping charges.