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Default HELP Identify These Headers Please




These are the best headers I've ever had on any of my sportsters.



The exhaust megaphone is a Supertrapp that uses the plates. I can find that easy enough, but the header is what the hard part is. I've never seen another one of these anywhere.

Can anyone tell me conclusively what the header is?

Where I can find it?

Any help is tremendously appreciated.

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Are the headers off a Buell?
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Seven Year Mystery Solved!

I have been searching for the last seven years for the same pipe that I had on my old bike. I have scoured the internet, swap meets and shops high and low to locate one and - No luck anywhere.

No one even knew what brand it was. Most thought it was a Supertrapp since the rear megaphone pipe has the same removeable plates as a Supertrapp but even Supertrapp said they didn't recognize it. It may have been an early collaboration between the two companies and WB's had to cease production for patent reasons.

So as fate would have it, last night I was looking at pipes on eBay and I couldn't believe my eyes, there it was. I was in complete disbelief that it was THE pipe. So I edited and cropped out just the pipe from the picture that the seller posted and overlaid it over an image of my old bike and sure enough it was an absolute perfect match.

My last pipe was in such bad shape cosmetically that I had to get it media blasted then powder coated black. It looked really nice after the powder coating but it wasn't what I really wanted.

This pipe has minor superficial rusting and no dings or dents AND even has the heat shields. I'm going to spend the next couple of months getting it disassembled, cleaned and polished up in preparation for a complete re-chroming job.

I'm going to go on the hunt for a chrome shop now that will do a hard chrome plate job on it. I'm really good at prep work so I know that prep makes the job. I'll deliver the pipe to the chrome shop like a diamond so the job will come out flawless

So some history on the pipe that I got from the seller is that it is an out of production race pipe that was produced by the White Brother Exhaust Manufacturing Company. It's called the E series Performance pipe. As I understand it they have been out of production since the early to mid 2000's.

This seems completely baffling to me because esthetically this in my artists eye is THE most beautiful and elegantly designed pipe I have ever seen. So as some many paradoxical things happen in life and business, for some unknown reason, they went out of production.

The first pipe dropped into my hands in a barter arrangement I had with two local independent shops here in Hollywood & Davie Florida. I had designed and done all of their business cards, logos, flyers, magazine ads, websites and virtually anything else they need so in exchange I had my first motor built by them after I had accumulated all the parts.

Aside from building and fixing my bike anytime it needed anything, I also scored some cool parts from time to time. That first pipe was one of those cool parts, actually the coolest part of all.

So here it is, again, after searching for seven years, an even nicer one that I will have shining like a diamond in a couple of months. This is the icing on the cake for my build.

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I like the springer front end on that bike....any idea who made it?
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Greetings DUFFY,

The Springer on my old bike was a -2" DNA Springer.

But if your going to put a Springer on your bike let me recommend the TC Brothers Choppers Moto Iron Springer. Tremendous upgrade in quality and heavy duty 1" legs instead of the 3/4"n DNA legs.

Back when I bought my DNA I later learned the internet was rife with posts about the front legs bowing and bending after hitting pot holes or bad roads at speed.

Also the customer service that the TC Brothers give their clients before and the after purchase along with their tech support is a twenty on a ten scale. In a word impressive.

I also did the research and the specifications as far as the lengths between the Moto Iron Springers are the same as the DNA'S. So in other word a minus 2" DNA is the same length dimension as a -2" Moto Iron.

On my former bike pictured below, the -2" Springer and 10.5" slammer rearshocks on the back left the bike sitting almost precisely level. That was with a 21"x3.25" 60 spoke in from with the widest Metzger I could fit on it.

This tie around I wanted a four inch lift in the front to get a subtle chopper lifted stance in front so I went with a +2" Moto Iron Springer. Got the same 21"x3.25" 60 spoke front as last time.

I would also recommend that you add the front damper shock kit to which ever one you buy. The damper shock kit makes them ride like Cadillac's. You will think your on a Road King they ride so good once the damper shock is installed.

I bought the Moto Iron Damper kit and it is made with heavy chrome plated steel brackets. The old DNA ones used aluminum brackets and they almost Always cracked. I think they also went to steel but I'm not sure about that.

The good thing about the Moto Iron Damper shock kit is that it also comes with longer spring rods which compensate for the added thicknesses of the damper shock mounting plates. This avoids adding pre-load to the springs and retains the original factory spec on spring tension and ride.

I hope this helps,

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“Fifty”, thought I posted a reply to this earlier, but don’t see it. F.Y.I. When Super Trapp left the west coast and set up in Ohio some former employees stayed behind and formed White Brothers Racing, might explain the very close resemblance to the S.T. Pipeof that time. Ran into another rider on a poker run during “Bike Week Phoenix “ who had their pipe on his Sporty. That’s where I got the story from.
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Default Yes SportsterPaul - That completely Fits What I have Heard.

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Thanks Sportsterpaul for the reply.

That fits with what I have heard too. I think White Brothers had to finally discontinue their pipe for patent infringement of the Supertrapp designed baffle plate system..

I am smiling every day because I scored one of the White Brothers pipes in excellent condition with minor surface rust which Ill have shining like a diamond. In a few weeks that pipe will look like new.

I've been hunting another one of those pipes for over seven years and accidentally found one on eBay the night before last.

I didn't waste any time, I had it paid in like three minutes and the guy was relatively local to me and delivered it to the house yesterday afternoon.

This pipe is the icing on my build!


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