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Offline PHILIP2908

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The pipes are here....!
« on: September 07, 2021, 05:27:14 PM »
Big present to myself; saw a set of repro exhaust pipes on the Dave Silver website last weekend with 4 sets in stock. (Another 35 sets on their way I am told). By 9.30 Monday morning this was down to 2 so I nabbed one set. £1,000 with a few bits & bobs. Wife won’t find out until month end.
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This is a big shock on price as when I restored my first K2 (JGN 699N you are out there somewhere on a SORN) in about 1990 you could pick up odd pipes out of the classifieds in MCN for about £25 each. On getting a decent set together I used to squirt a bit of old used engine oil in the end after each run and they seemed to last OK.
I just realized I still need a couple of heat shields - £40 a side, connector pipe, pillion mounting bolts etc. about another £75 to the DS fund.
Have to say they look pretty well made; come with the baffle caps and the chrome is shiny but not lustrous.
Will post some piccys when they are on.
Ride safe
Phil @ Chelt
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Re: The pipes are here....!
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2021, 09:27:04 PM »
It’s a lot of money but the only option if you don’t want to go 4-1.

What is the DS part number? I can’t see them listed.

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Re: The pipes are here....!
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2021, 08:04:27 AM »
They have gone out of stock again but they told me that another 35 sets are due soon.
They will put you on a list to alert you by email when they come in. I have one in place for an XL250 exhaust which are very hard to get; that'll be another £320 to the Dave Silver pension fund please....
1974 Honda XL250 K0 - Silver - owned for 32 years. Not running at the moment
1972 Honda CB750 K2 - Now candy apple red - Ex USA, a DK special - needs a lot more work than I thought - very quickly becoming a DS special...

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Re: The pipes are here....!
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2022, 08:24:36 PM »
Four pipes (not candles)
I’m edging towards completion of the 750 K2; it’s taken months (getting worked to death by my employer) to get around to fitting the £1300 worth of Dave Silver 4-4 system. But now they are on it looks the D-Bs.
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Bit disappointed to see that no2 pipe doesn’t quite match the route of that for no3 – it is slightly misaligned and closer to the oil filter. After 5 years, I’m now past caring and it was never going to be a concours bike anyway.
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It is for me a blast from the past from when I drooled over the picture on the rear cover of the 1970 Honda brochure which featured a cool guy bumbling along the leafy lanes on a candy red K0 or K1. With my 50cc C100 step-through parked outside my parents looking at this I just dreamed the Honda Dream – the advertising is dead right
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The ‘tins’ are back from the painters. You may remember I did the candy red out of aerosols; came out a bit darker than I would like and a bit scrappy in places. But it’s amazing what looks like a 2mm thick coating of 2K laquer will do; covers up all your sins and it all looks terrific.
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Its running now, just have to sort the carbs and I’ll be on the road soon (said that before…..).
Cheers my dears.
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1974 Honda XL250 K0 - Silver - owned for 32 years. Not running at the moment
1972 Honda CB750 K2 - Now candy apple red - Ex USA, a DK special - needs a lot more work than I thought - very quickly becoming a DS special...

Offline Johnny4428

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Re: The pipes are here....!
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2022, 08:38:04 PM »
That’s a lovely colour and great looking bike. My new pipes were exactly the same, No 2 touching the oil filter housing.
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Offline paul G

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Re: The pipes are here....!
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2022, 07:53:43 AM »
Looking good  8) I can still remember when mine arrived and I fitted them.
Mine were still in the Yamiya box even though they were from Silver's.
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