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I just picked up a set of slightly used Rinehart True Duals off of eBay. They arrived today, and the install was going smoothly until I started on the rear jug.

The factory bracket that attaches to the starter and rear head pipe was giving me fits, so I pulled it and loosely installed the Rinehart head pipe. When I tried to get the bracket in place, it appears that it's way too big.

Now these pipes were used, and as such there was no parts list or directions. I gotta figure I'm missing a Rinehart specific bracket...

Anyone put a set of these pipes on their bagger? Any idea what the part number for the missing bracket is, and how to get a hold of Rinehart?

Also, on the front pipe, I used the stock "band" to secure the rear of the pipe near the trans cover. I got it on, but had to use a longer bolt. Is this right, or do the Rineharts come with a replacement due to the larger tube diameter?

Bike is an 03 FLTRI

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Dan
 

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MegaGlide said:
http://www.bubent.com/

About all the help I can give you.
Thanks, it's a start.

I called their tech line, and left a message. I also called the eBay seller. He was selling a bunch of stuff and is going to "look around and see what he can find". I'm off from the 16th to the 26th, so I'm hoping to get the bracket and get some Christmas riding in...:thanks:
 

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BTW, since Drag Specialties seems to be the exclusive distributor, you might see if they can e-mail you some instructions. I didn't see them listed on their site when I looked for you this morning.
 

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When I bought mine the dealer wanted to know specifically what kind of RK I had. Don't know if the brackets are different or what, But my install was smooth, and I know you'll like the sound when you get done!:yes:
 

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Thanks for the input, everyone.

I finally got a hold of a human at Bub, Kathy. I explained my situation, and they are shipping me two brackets today for the starter, and a "P" bracket for the right side.

She explained that they are very aware of the problem (that I've read about here) of the rear bracket putting strain on the pipe and cracking it. Their 1st temporary fix was a spacer for the original starter bracket. The second was a primary case bracket. Kathy said that was a short lived fix, as it interfered with the rear floor boards and "You guys didn't like it".

The third fix is a redesigned starter bracket that is due out in a couple of weeks, which they will ship as soon as they're done with beta testing.

They're also sending me a new muffler clamp, as I stripped one of the allen head screws. All free of charge...

Overall, I'm very pleased with their customer service! Great bunch of folks to deal with.

Dan
 

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Hey 8-Ball, you rock! Thanks man, that's gonna make things a lot easier!!! Looks like I need some floorboard spacers as well.

How do you like the pipes, performance wise?

Nice lookin King ya got there as well!!!

I owe you a cold refreshing malted beverage...:clap:

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Always open for a cool one and thanks.

I love the bubs.... the sound, the look, those damned black caps, the performance increase.

Some say you lose some torque with the rineharts... but they are far better than the stockers in every way. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.
 

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Torgue loss w/ True Duals?

8-Ball said:
Always open for a cool one and thanks.

I love the bubs.... the sound, the look, those damned black caps, the performance increase.

Some say you lose some torque with the rineharts... but they are far better than the stockers in every way. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.
I love mine but they ARE a bit 'soft' from 2000rpm to 3000rpm

According to comparison dyno graphs published here in an earlier thread today and (I think) on Bub's site, the 2" baffles (FL True Dual baffles are 2 1/4" from factory) seem to be the way to go for most of us riding on the street. At almost $100 the pair, they ain't cheap, but produce noticably more TQ from 2000 to 3500 rpm due to increased backpressure. Does require a dyno-tune touchup, too. Drag Specialty P/N-DS-0411-1001

From Rienhart today:

"The FL True Dual Rinehart's come standard with the 2 1/4" baffles. If you would like to purchase the smaller 2" baffles, you can get them through your local Drag Specialties dealer. We do not sell them direct.

Thank you,
Jennifer Eagle
Sales Manager- Motorcycle's, ATV 's and Sport Bike's
BUB Enterprises, Inc"
 

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Well your not going to go wrong when it comes to superb customer service. Every time they have had some sort of failure they have always been upfront about, corrected it and have done whatever it takes to compensate me and others with free replacement parts. And most importantly, in a timely manner. I don't know of many manufacturers out there that can even touch the art of customer service like Bub can. And don't get me freakin' started on Vance & Hines customer service! Need a replacement part? Well be prepared to wait months for it because if you need a replacement heatshield or something they've told me they only will ship to you when they are doing a "run" of that particular part while at the same time they continue to produce and ship full sets to dealers. I had to wait over two months to get a replacement shield for the wifes Deluxe that had chrome chipping off the edge of it brand new out of the box. Whatever!

Anyway, I've got the Rinehart true duals on my Ultra and love them. And unless your running a very high lift cam and pushing the redline all the time your not going to be happy with the stock baffles. Order the 2" "quiet baffles" and you'll get a nice low end torque boost with your stock or modestly modified engine. Only thing is they don't reduce the noise level all that much IMO. But not a big deal because I love the sound.
 

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8-Ball said:
Always open for a cool one and thanks.

I love the bubs.... the sound, the look, those damned black caps, the performance increase.

Some say you lose some torque with the rineharts... but they are far better than the stockers in every way. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.
8-Ball

The damned black caps look pretty good on a black pearl custom:265:

Seriously, your bike is awesome.

jjl
 

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8-Ball said:
Those are Kuyakyn head bolt covers that I J-B Welded onto hacksawed off license plate support.
Looks good,8ball.
 

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So here is a little update.

I get to reading some of the Rinehart threads and find there are some cracking rear header problems due a misalignment problem at the starter bracket and decided to call Rinehart.

First, I tell them that I am wanting some new gaskets and a P clamp since I am removing my pipe to put the Baisley spring in and then I tell them of the cracking header problem I read about here. Karen, great rep, tells me that they have redesigned the P clamp and the starter bracket fully acknowledging that they have had some issues (how refreshing is that) and tells me she is going to send me a complete install kit with the newly redesigned parts at no cost.

I then ask her about my black exhaust tips turning purple and she says they are working on that, but would be happy to send me a new set at no cost.... and then told me if it happened again to call her... they are working on a new process to maintain the black color.

It is rare that a company plainly takes responsibility for their product. Why would I ever look elsewhere for and exhaust system.
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Hey, Clint... Thanks
 

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8-Ball said:
It is rare that a company plainly takes responsibility for their product. Why would I ever look elsewhere for and exhaust system.
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Ditto and a huge AMEN brother!
 
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