• Welcome to the website of the Vincent H.R.D. Owners Club.

    Should you have any questions relating to the Vincent H.R.D. Owners Club, or Vincent H.R.D. motorcycles in general, please contact Graham Smith, Hon. Editor and Webmaster by calling 07977 001 025 or please CLICK HERE.

    You are unrecognised, and therefore, only have VERY restricted access to the many features of this website.

    If you have previously registered to use this forum, you should log in now. CLICK HERE.

    If you have never registered to use this website before, please CLICK HERE.

Shadow with exhaust stubs

Gilli

Super Moderator
VOC Forum Moderator
VOC Member
VOC Executive Committee
#1
At the Severn Rally Tony thought his Shadow was blowing from the front heads. Now the engine is in bits he discovers that it is actually slits in the exhaust that have been fitted over stubs with pinch bolts that are blowing.
The exhaust & silencer need replacing anyway. Should he take the whole thing back to standard or get the slits welded up? If he keeps the stubs, how easy will it be to get new pipes?
 

dave g6xnc

Well Known and Active Forum User
Non-VOC Member
#2
Exhausts

This is an old mod the idea is that it saves the problem of stripping the very fin threads in the exhaust ports and is easier to remove pipes especially in the "good old days of stripping atd's in the dark and rain on the m1!. They used to use an exhaust clamp from an ariel red huunter I belive. Personally I would stick with the stubs sounds like thev'e either come away from the head a liile bit or the slots are to long. Bit of exhaust sealent will cure the prob.
dave gs.
 
Top