Modify Chief/Vintage Exhaust for use with hardbags

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  1. Baldhead_J

    Baldhead_J Gold Member
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    My extremely crafty, not to mention frugal, buddy @Glenn Greenlee picked up a set of V&H turndown for his Chieftain and quickly fab'ed up some brackets to make his brand new less than $300 cans work with his bike (bagger versions are still ~$700).

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    putamayo Well-Known Member

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    That's the deal man at least no one else has got em.:D
     
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    He sells the shit out of the combination. He also has made a hideaway kit for the rounded bags that puts a sliding compartment door in the aft section. Looks stock and easy to overlook on quick inspection.

    @Glenn Greenlee is a really talented dude. We're lucky to have him around. He's a wealth of knowledge and been riding forever.
     
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    I have done the same with TIG welded tabs, but only practical on the black painted cans... chrome plating too expensive to be a practical mod for the chrome cans.
     
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    I believe he rivets his assembly onto the exhaust directly.
     
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    Yes, rivets. That is practical and smart because the bags hide the assembly.
    Welding has to be plated or at least painted to prevent rust.
     
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