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Is it possible? 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
I was getting ready to order some Vance and Hines Short Shots so I can install my Dchopper bag brackets when I started thinking. Can I cut my HK Big Straights and put the baffles back in and use the same end caps? I have two sets of these pipes and one has a crack in the heat shield toward the back so I'd try it on that set fist.
 
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Re:Is it possible? 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
If the diameter along the pipe is the same then why not?
 
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Re:Is it possible? 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
I was thinking the same thing but sometimes my thinking gets me into trouble
 
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Re:Is it possible? 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
Shores wrote:
If the diameter along the pipe is the same then why not?
+1 and your going to chip the chrome and then comes the rust
 
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Re:Is it possible? 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
ultrastar wrote:
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If the diameter along the pipe is the same then why not?
+1 and your going to chip the chrome and then comes the rust

I didnt think of that. If I put tape where I'm cutting would that stop the chipping?
 
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Re:Is it possible? 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
Like you said you have an old pair try it out see what happens you really have nothing to lose brother
 
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Re:Is it possible? 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
Jlb76 wrote:
ultrastar wrote:
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If the diameter along the pipe is the same then why not?
+1 and your going to chip the chrome and then comes the rust

I didnt think of that. If I put tape where I'm cutting would that stop the chipping?


Use a very fine tooth blade, but the cut will always be raw metal. Just use hight temp black or silver paint to put a nice thin band around the end and call it custom.
 
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Re:Is it possible? 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
Thanks for the input guys. I'll give it a try tomorrow.
 
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Re:Is it possible? 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
Once you expose the raw metal underneath it's only a matter of time before your finish goes south. There's a set of shorties in our area for $250.00us. Before trashing yours perhaps think of what the net cost may be - perhaps even breaking even or profiting from a buy/sell. Once cut they're yours.
 
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Re:Is it possible? 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
Shores wrote:
Jlb76 wrote:
ultrastar wrote:
Shores wrote:
If the diameter along the pipe is the same then why not?
+1 and your going to chip the chrome and then comes the rust

I didnt think of that. If I put tape where I'm cutting would that stop the chipping?


Use a very fine tooth blade, but the cut will always be raw metal. Just use hight temp black or silver paint to put a nice thin band around the end and call it custom.
How about a large Tubeing Cutter ? Tape around the cut area to protect from marring from the rollers.
 
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