Pipemasters---Anyone?


Pipemasters---Anyone?

Postby Carl » Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:24 pm

Hope someone can clarify this for me:

I recently looked at an '82 with a new set of these pipes. The head pipes looked more like chrome than stainless. A bud of mine says that some of these pipes were made in all stainless and some were a mixture of chrome and stainless. Is this correct? Also, some of the pipes were blued near the head. Can this be removed? I suspect the bluing is from the owner letting the bike warm up with the choke engaged for an extended period of time. Is re-jetting necessary or recommended for these pipes?

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Postby Mike Barone #123 » Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:37 pm

hi carl



jan ringnalda (icoa intermediate tech team leader) has imported these pipes and has lots of knowledge about them



e him mrcbx@att.net





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Postby Robert Hill » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:14 am

The head pipes are chrome, the mufflers stainless.



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Postby Louis » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:35 pm

In my opinion the Pipemasters are junk. They leak at the collectors. They also do not have the ability to remove baffles. I would recomend the Power Flows from south Africa. They are all SS and they are one piece from the front to the rear. They also have removable baffels. This is my 2 cents worth and others would agree and disagree. I have had both and still have only the PowerFlows. Louis at www.usedcbxparts.com
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Postby Don #6141 » Fri May 08, 2009 5:52 pm

Robert Hill wrote:The head pipes are chrome, the mufflers stainless.

They're available either way - With chrome headpipes (which can turn blue) or in 100% stainless for an additional charge

The all stainless version will eventually turn a light golden color - But a quick wetsanding with #2000 wet or dry sandpaper during your annual bike cleanup will have them looking like new polished chrome again in just a few minutes

Junk? Of all the 6 into 6 pipes I've ever seen, these are the top of the heap. Great quality and they fit the bike like no others. Peter Gray has been making these for many years and he's always improving on them. They're designed to come apart easily, but if you want them 100% leak free, Peter recommends you use a little muffler sealant at the joints when you put them together - I've had mine on and off the bike several times and thanks to their well thought out design, it's only a few minute job to remove or reinstall them. Instead of muffler sealant, I wrap the headpipes with a little aluminum AC duct tape before I slide them into the collectors which makes then nearly leak free and yet still able to come apart easily

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Postby alimey4u2 » Fri May 08, 2009 7:01 pm

Thanks for ressurecting this thread Don.... 8)

Pipemasters... With respect, I must partially dissagree with my dear friend Louis. Mine are chromed headers & collectors with stainless mufflers. Fit & finish are good, not perfect but with a bit of tweaking, align well. The sound is glorious & once heard all the small niggles pass. I have just had mine triple chromed ( chrome wasn't bad but it's just me being ...well you know) & I went about polishing the mufflers & all came up very well. Leaking headers? well, I always use high temp silicone as long as no Lambda sensors are about & it does well. Would I recommend them to a friend ?? Yes...Nothing sounds like a CBX on full song with Pipemasters..... 8)
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Questions about Pipemasters

Postby fullbore » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:40 am

Good day all...
I would like to buy Pipemasters 6 into 6 exhaust for a 1979 European CBX.
I filled out Pipemasters on line request for a quote a couple of weeks ago and havent gotten a response. Does anyone know how long it usually takes to get a response from them? Will I have to rejet my carbs?
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Postby EMS » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:07 am

I sent you a pm. Respond via e-mail, if you want to mike.simon70@yahoo.com
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PipeMasters 6/6 For Sale

Postby Mike Cecchini » Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:50 pm

I've got a set of beautiful Pipemasters for sale that I just took off my 80.

No disappointments.
$1500 ono w/ free shipping in USA.


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PipeMasters 6/6 For Sale

Postby Mike Cecchini » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:00 pm

http://tinyurl.com/n72bpn

I will be out of the country Sept 9 to Sept 19, but a $500 PayPal deposit will hold them for you.
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PipeMaster 6/6 Exhaust

Postby Mike Cecchini » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:42 pm

Louis wrote:In my opinion the Pipemasters are junk. They leak at the collectors. They also do not have the ability to remove baffles. I would recomend the Power Flows from south Africa. They are all SS and they are one piece from the front to the rear. They also have removable baffels. This is my 2 cents worth and others would agree and disagree. I have had both and still have only the PowerFlows. Louis at www.usedcbxparts.com


I've got to dis-agree with you Louis. I've seen many PipeMaster systems and they are great systems.........and many other X owners really like theirs.

And even though I'm selling mine off my 80X that are wonderful......it's only because I bought a complete stainless steel set of PipeMasters to replace them.

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I'm selling my PipeMaster 6/6 system. Many of you have seen my nicely kept 80X and know the pipes
are in beautiful condition. No disappointments.

http://tinyurl.com/n72bpn

I will be out of the country Sept 9 to Sept 19, but a $500 PayPal deposit will hold them for you.

$1500 ono with free USA shipping. (48 states).

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Postby Mopar_Tony_SF1 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:01 pm

Carl, love your Gnats avatar, thats great!
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Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:19 pm

[quote="Mopar_Tony_SF1"]Carl, love your Gnats avatar, thats great![/quote]

Being a die-hard Giants fan, i wish you guys would stop picking on Pablo. He can't help it if he is "big-boned".

The fact that he stumbles when he sees a piece of chocolate cake is no reason to make fun of him.
I bet when he landed on his "big-boned" belly it was recorded on the Richter scale.
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Postby George R. Garrison #0857 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:08 pm

I'm reading all the old posts and I'm almost finished with the exhaust from oldest to newest. So., I came across your post.

Did you sell the Pipemasters, and will the fit an 81 prolink?

Thanks in advance,, George in Delaware
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Postby EMS » Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:17 pm

I paid too much for mine at the time I bought them and rather than losing a bunch of money, I will keep them. Pipemasters will fit the Prolinks, but you will have to give up the saddlebags.
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