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Exhaust ID open box to a surprise

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigstick1973, May 20, 2020.

  1. bigstick1973

    bigstick1973 XS650 Addict

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    So around 2 years or more ago I picked up some bub. Pipes. Hmm never took them out of the box untill today and this is what I found.. no seams fully welded but not the duel I thought I bought. Anyone chime in and tell me what they mite be. Chrome is beautiful.
     

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  2. willis

    willis xsive compulsive disorder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Mmmmm. Shiny! Those are nice.
     
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  3. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The header pipes look the same as the 2 into 1 system that I have. Don't have any idea what they are.
     
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  4. buzzword

    buzzword XS650 Addict

    They look like half-mile pipes - right side, low mount 2 into 2. Never seen those mufflers before, but they look great!
     
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  5. bigstick1973

    bigstick1973 XS650 Addict

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    Well here's the first start up ! Let's here them.
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  6. cra-z1

    cra-z1 XS650 Junkie

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    Sounds like an HD
     
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  7. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Half mile pipes and damn nice ones at that.:thumbsup: Where did you get these??
     
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  8. bigstick1973

    bigstick1973 XS650 Addict

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    I found them on the web a guy had them new in the box said they were bub pipes.never gave it a second thought. But I thought they were a left and right 2 into 2 because iv never seen a set like this made by bub for the xs650. Here is a set for HD that look just like them. They could be a very rare bird I'm not sure. They were new in the box so they must have sat for along time. I also know that Bubs were sold under the rinehart name also
     

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  9. 650trader

    650trader XS650 Addict

    I seen a set like that ( for HD ) on the Bub display at a trade show a long time ago. I ordered a set directly
    from Bub for big $$$$$ and after a long time they delivered. I took the pipes to the USA maker of Yosh
    exhaust with the hope that they would reproduce them ( the mufflers ) at a reasonable cost ( a run of 500 Sets ) . I just
    loved the end design but as soon as the maker seen them he said no way. The end of the cones were
    a special stamping and was too hard to fab. Bub was involved with HD and the land speed record biz for a few years
    and the promotions for that was big money for them for a long time.
    Does anyone know what happened to them or where they are now ?
    Even back in the Minton mod days their product was loud, well made, scarce and
    expensive but worked well.
     
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  10. Jack

    Jack XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    conti_silencers_3_logo (1).jpg Those are BuB Conti(Ducati) short version mufflers and you scored big time.They sound GREAT and would sound really good on a rephase. Bub manufactured the Conti for BMW,Guzzie and Ducati,wish I had purchased a set for my R90/S now.
    This image of mufflers are the Ducati Conti not Bub
     
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  11. bigstick1973

    bigstick1973 XS650 Addict

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    I found them using the way back machine they were made to order so so it there are many around.
     

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  12. Jack

    Jack XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    BuB Contis long version on a Guzzie.
    guzzie conti.jpeg
    another image
    1972_Moto_Guzzi_V7_Sport_Motorcycle_For_Sale_Side.jpg
     
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  13. bigstick1973

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    Well this is them and not what I thought I paid for and really didn't know they ever made the 1/2 mile pipes. By I'm very pleased with them. 525 bucks in 2012.
     

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