The XLCH high pipe, designed for 1959-69 XLCH models. This pipe was quite a test of bending skill. Almost every operation required a custom tool set. I showed a photo below with the different dies used and the last photo is how they are used in the machine. These will only fit with the kickstart oil tank and also will not work with an electric start motor.
Ever since putting my first Panhead together I have had to deal with the infamous aftermarket rear pipe. As I am sure most of you are aware, they fit ok but were ugly. Harley made two year ranges of rear pipes, 1948-57 (rigid frames) and 1958-65 (swing arms). The 48-57 versions were straighter with very gradual bends, similar to a knuckle rear pipe. These pipes were close to the oil lines and very close to the oil filter accessory set. In 1958 along with many other improvements, the factory decided to modify the rear pipe. The 58-65 rear pipe has...
Since getting our 1936-40 mufflers looking and fitting fantastic. We decided to go ahead and add some more detailing for that discerning enthusiast. As seen in Palmer’s restoration guide of the 1936 EL Prototype. The muffler has an outward facing embossment from the manufacturer, Burgess Battery Co. The actual production models have this same embossment, but facing inward. Most likely Harley said ‘no no’ to this blatant form of advertising and made them hide their logo. SO, we now offer both versions and you can decide which way you want your “Burgess” logo facing. #1034-36
Ok, One of the first improvements we made when taking over the exhaust business was rear pipes. We started using a different bend die to achieve a more gradual radius on the rear pipe. It looked way better, but not perfect. We have since borrowed an Original rear pipe, that was carefully removed from a 1946 very original bike. We determined that an entirely new bend die had to be machined in order to achieve the correct radius. These are now ready and waiting for YOU. 65493-36
Finally, we are getting around to the mighty Sportster! First is the 2 into 1 pipe used from 1957 to 1965, 65454-57, we just finished a short run of these. They snap on the heads and are tight everywhere, just like the originals. We made the expanded end tip spot welded, also like original. Shown with our 65231-52 spot welded muffler, 65279-57 rear muffler clamp, and 65275-52 muffler to pipe clamp.