Well - today wasn't so stinkin' hot that you could not go outside for more than 30 seconds - so I got to play with some pipes.
First up, test fit the cool 1970's NOS headers I scored off eBay.
Hmm, they foul the rear sets on both sides and there is no way around that, plus they do look a little 'bendy' and don't follow the lines of the bike.
So, maybe I will use part of them... (mock up time).
This is better, I like the semi-scramble upswept look, but those mufflers are massive.
Perhaps some shorter mufflers? I have just bought a pair of 13" long 1970's NOS mufflers off eBay (from the same guy who had the pipes) so I made a cardboard 'shadow' to see how they would look and fit.
This is more like it. The actual shorties are real schmick, and they have a turn out at the bell end too.
So I am happy with my pipes, only embuggerance of the day was when I test fitted the pipes and found out my freshly re-chromed flanges are not quite the same...
Maybe I should have had a proper look at the 'pair' that came off the bike before I paid to get them chromed?
No biggie - I can use them with a bit of pipe clamp modifying.
(Oh - and I did inflate the tyres to the correct pressure after the photos were taken).