Ever since I go the Mean Streak I figured I would install straight pipes with turn tips as part of the mods.
A coupla of weeks ago I installed the Bub Chambermaids and I was surprised as to how realtively straight forward that was.
I got the turn tips in the mail a few days ago and I figured I would go ahead and spend about 30 mins. max getting them on. Boy was I wrong. Gettint the trginal tips out required some good defree of hammering. I was not happy with that and ended up using a flat head screw driver covering the tip with rubber. But that was the easy part.
Precise machining and low tolerances did not seem to be the theme of the the turntips. I battled a long time trying to push them in, to no avail. I frigured the heat sheild was to tight do I heated it. No luck. I finally figured out that the inner diameter of the tip was a tad to small, but enough to make it hard. I tried icing the pipe. No luck. Finally I got an old iron and placed it up side down and let the turn tip rest on it for about 20 min. The heat expanded the tip enough to allow me to slide it in. Lining up the screw holes was still a challenge and then holding the nut around the turn of the tip, inside, was even harder. Overall time > 2hrs.
When you have a vision you have to push, but machinists and engineers should not make it so hard. Here are the pics