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Looks Good! With those BUB pipes watch out for cracks around the tabs where the headpipes are bolted together. The mufflers cantilevered out the back put a lot of stress on the mount area.
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Those have a good look, what might be the capacity of the tank?
Thanks ... and, yeah I like the design & fit of the tank & rear section a lot.

So far, so good.

Tank Capacity: 9.5 liters = 2.51 gallons

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Looks Good! With those BUB pipes watch out for cracks around the tabs where the headpipes are bolted together. The mufflers cantilevered out the back put a lot of stress on the mount area.
Tom, I appreciate the heads-up.

After reading your comment, I've searched around and couldn't find any more info about the potential problem with the BUBs.

My pipes are in good shape now ... but, I'd be interested in what other folks may have done to head-off the problem with the stress cracks.

Can you point me to a discussion thread on this issue? Thanks.
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I speak from first hand experience, no threads on the subject as they're kind of rare pipes. I have the same pipes as you (rubbermount pipes I converted to my rigid) that I bought used off CL. I don't know how many miles my pipes have on them but one of the pipes was cracked pretty good and I had a guy I work with weld them up.
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I speak from first hand experience, no threads on the subject as they're kind of rare pipes. I have the same pipes as you (rubbermount pipes I converted to my rigid) that I bought used off CL. I don't know how many miles my pipes have on them but one of the pipes was cracked pretty good and I had a guy I work with weld them up.
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Tom, I appreciate the link.

1) Those BUBs look good on your bike. I like what you did with the heat shield ... and, the black (ceramic paint?) on the ends of the pipes is real nice.

2) I plan to keep an eye on my BUB's stress points ... and, at the first sign of trouble, I'll get them welded-up and paint them.

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Tom, I appreciate the link.

1) Those BUBs look good on your bike. I like what you did with the heat shield ... and, the black (ceramic paint?) on the ends of the pipes is real nice.

2) I plan to keep an eye on my BUB's stress points ... and, at the first sign of trouble, I'll get them welded-up and paint them.

Thanks.
Thanks Xotus. The black paint is just flat black Krylon, the mufflers don't get hot enough to burn the paint although my pants flapping on it will smudge it when on the highway with my feet on the passenger pegs. I love the pipes and found that it's possible to quiet them down somewhat by turning the baffles around so the louvers face the engine instead of to the rear. They sound great either way but for me they were a little loud with the louvers facing the rear.

Loving your build so far!
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Arrow Phase 3 - Picking the Color Scheme & the Tank Decal for the XL1200R

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About the Tank Decal:
1) After looking at dozens of options I settled on XL1200S tank decal #15337-98.
2) I wanted a Sportster decal ... and, this is just what I was looking for.
3) It's the perfect size, shape, and style for the tank.
4) I couldn't be happier with it for my bike.

Here's the Tank Decal #15337-98 that I'm going to Use:



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About the Color Scheme. After considering lots of options, here was the Short List:
1) H-D Lava Red Sunglo & Vivid Black. (The OEM color scheme for my 2005 XL1200R)
2) H-D Brilliant Silver Pearl & Vivid Black.
3) H-D Aztec Orange Pearl & Vivid Black.
4) H-D Nugget Yellow & Vivid Black. (The OEM color scheme for my 1995 FXDWG)

After mulling it over for a while, here is the Shorter List:
1) H-D Aztec Orange Pearl & Vivid Black.
2) H-D Nugget Yellow & Vivid Black.

Hard choices are never easy!


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Colour choice is painful ! Can't recall seeing a yellow tracker before.
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Colour choice is painful ! Can't recall seeing a yellow tracker before.
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Thanks Mate ... and, yes most of the H-D Trackers that I've seen tend to be Red & Black ... or, Orange & Black. Of course, I do like those color combos very much.

But, there's not too much risk with whatever I settle on, since my bike will be predominately black, with an accent color ... and, I like most colors & black together on this style bike.

Yeah, but I agree, you don't see many Yellow Trackers, unless they are Yamaha's!

However, there are some nice Yellow Trackers & Cafes & Brats to be seen out there, that's for sure:

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Absolutely agree, any colour has the potential to look good, especially on that sweet Storz tank.
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