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1000 RR8 headers to 919 RRW Streetfighter

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I am planning on doing a lot of mods to silencers and my RRW exhaust system in the near future. So I thought I'd buy a set of RR8 headers and try to modify them to fit my RRW. Why RR8 you may ask, well the main reason was price. A set of RRW stainless headers went on eBay last night for £122 plus postage. I bought these RR8 headers last week for £4.49 plus £10 postage :D:D:D

The RR8 headers are 38mm o/d and lighter than RRW headers.A few dimensions are similar and a few very different;

Collars to fit to head are almost the same. Brackets to clamp headers to head are the same. Spacing between cylinders are very similar, about 2mm difference . Main difference apart from bends and shape of headers is that RR8 are 45 mm shorter in the vertical section, ie they will foul the sump unless I extend the verticals.

A few pix;

RRW headers


RR8 headers


I marked the vertical section of the headers 150mm from the collars and started cutting the tops off.


This is no4 header top section.


Will do a bit more tomorrow before work.:D:D:D

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Interesting will be watching this

I wouldn't mind some better pipes on mine but to buy they are over a grand or I would have to get some custom made mine strangle the bike they are only 40mm they work best with 50mm pipes

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If you can find some curved pipes that might fit, I can mod them for ya so they do fit mate???

Managed to cut and file the other three stubs and fit em to the RRW engine this morning;


The view from underneath;


Next job is to make a bracket to support the RR8 exhaust in the best position while I make and fit the 38mm spacers into the gaps!

Mind you I could just stick with the stubby headers??? Double click on the piccy?


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