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Cracked Cal 14 Exhaust Parts

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by GT-Rx®, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Didier

    Didier Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I have 15200km. What year is yoyr bike?
     
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    Bouts Tuned and Synch'ed

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    2014
     
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    Didier Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I don't see any 2017 with a cracked exaust, I keep my fingers cross.
     
  4. PaulDavies

    PaulDavies Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Yes I remember lots of posts from guys with early 2014 biked who had cracked pipes - anyone had one on a 2016 or later - I don't recall reading anything. Maybe they reinforced or changed something in the factory (fingers crossed and all that)
     
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  5. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Nothing has changed. I imagine 2017+ models will see the same issues in time. I'll put (one or two) products on the shelf until the need is gone. All of my 1400 offerings have been slow sellers... almost not worth the time, effort and $ I've put in.
     
  6. sir fred

    sir fred Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    After reading that the Cali 1400 was going to be discontinued,I became concerned with a future crack. I was going to purchase Todd's H-pipe and some mufflers. After some emails with Todd, I ended up purchasing the full system. I am super pleased with my purchase and after removing the old pipes was glad I did...this is the old H-pipe.the best way to remove the old system is with a sawsall...I highly recommend changing it if you are going to keep your bike.

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    sir fred Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    this my new system...very clean looking!

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  8. Curt Russell

    Curt Russell Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I went with Todd’s full system also. Not only did it make the bike run much better and solve the cracked pipe issue, it got rid of that annoying tinny sound made by the pipe heat shields. That sound was driving me nuts. I had them torqued with lock tight but I could still always hear a vibration.
     
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  9. blakbird

    blakbird Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Like Curt I went with the full system, polished stainless steel headers and cross pipe.

    Todd worked some magic with the mounting brackets for the Stainless Steel Shorty Zards. The rear wheel of my '14 Cali Custom can now be removed without dismantling half the rear end.

    Should be interesting to see how time is saved with the next tire change.

    Oh yeah the Shorty Zards were installed along with the full Fuel Mod package.

    Better response, better performance, better sound and much better looking than the stock system.

    She needs a bath and will need new tires soon.

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  10. Robert Gibson

    Robert Gibson Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Very nice, but out of interest why the Zards as opposed to Todd’s full system or did you have them fitted prior to replacing the headers.
     
  11. blakbird

    blakbird Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    I already had the Zards. Purchased shortly after the Fuel Mod system was installed. Todd provided updated map.

    The polished SS headers and cross pipe are the essential finishing touches.

    I Forgot to mention that Todd also worked other magic on the Zards. Removing all traces of the heat shield brackets.
     
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    roadventure High Miler GT Famiglia

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    THAT has got to be the biggest benefit of the short mufflers.
     
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    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    +1.
     
  14. blakbird

    blakbird Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    After the improved "breathing" and increased Torque / HP yep!

    Right up there with scaring the p!@s out of a cager that won't park in the middle of the road behind my parking space in a near empty parking lot.
    When gentle blips on the twin Fiams didn't get his attention. The highly audible bark from the Zards did the job.
     
  15. cgaulzetti

    cgaulzetti Just got it firing!

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    my full system arrived yesterday for my Audace. This is the best looking exhaust I've ever seen. The welds are perfect- the finish is great, and the fit and finish is great. I'm a bit of a whore for cool exhausts- I spent so much time researching the best exhausts for my Aprillia and my Harley- eventually going with an Arrow Ti system for the former and an RB Racing system for my Street Bob. For the Audace- I literally spent 30 seconds researching- and got the best exhaust ever. I can't wait to see how it sounds and performs especially with Todd's feuling kit that also arrived yesterday.
     
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    PaulDavies Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Would love to see pictures and hear the sound when installed.
     
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    roadventure High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I did purchase and install Todd's H-Pipe on my stock exhaust and expect many happy years of riding to come.

    FYI, IF you ever need to remove the full system you bought from Todd you may find that cutting will be the way to go. Heat and time does wonderful thing in helping metal pieces bond together (even stainless steel...).
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Not sure what you mean here, as I've uninstalled systems I've built from 12 years ago with no issues. That and nothing a squirt of Kroil or eq won't undo.
     
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    roadventure High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Only my experience trying to disassemble exhaust systems after years of use. ("your mileage may vary...")
     
  20. James Chance

    James Chance Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    They will ALL come apart with enough effort. Obviously some here disagree...;-)
     

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