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post #1 of 77 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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'08 Scrambler with straight pipes

The pea shooters came today so I bolted them on....5 minutes....and went for a ride. Throaty but not too loud - I've had louder bikes. Main jets (125) and needle spacer in the mail. It's rideable now and doesn't pop on decel, but it needs jetted. I still have stock filter with snorkel and AI removed but I am ordering a Uni filter and carb bolt kit next week....I may just order 120 mains at that time just in case. The only other mod is the drag bars (me likey) and bar end mirror.
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Wow, nice. If I recall correctly VW peashooters O.D. was the same as the scrambler header I.D.? They look just like the 'shotguns' offered by Raisch. Do you know the exact part you ordered?

What was the fitment like? Did you just synch them on with the OEM clamps used to fasten the mufflers to the headers?

Sorry for all the questions, it just looks like you might have found a better alternative should my muffler hanging tab on the frame snap off again.
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There're standard classic VW Beetle pea shooters. Yes, same diameter as stock mufflers. I switched them out in less than 5 minutes. Just loosen two muffler clamps and remove mounting bolt. Slide pea shooters on and tighten stock clamps....that's it. They even clear the heat shields which have slight curve in them just past the header/muffler junction. They are 9 7/8 inces long. I found them on eBay for $25 a pair, shipped from Ohio Style Garage. I took a short ride with them on today but swapped them back out for the stockers until I get my jets and filter.....but, I did notice a distinctive VW "fweep" when rolling hard on and off the throttle - not alot, just every so often and not very noticeable. I picked up on it because I drove a '73 Beetle for years when I was younger. It may not even be the pea shooters as I've noticed a similar occasional high whirr at high RPM even with the stockers on. In any case, I don't think they're too loud and I think the occasional "fweep" make it sound more European....I don't want to be mistaken for a Harley.
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Yes...I can see how the mounting tab can fail over time. The stock cans must weigh 20lbs or more.
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Looks good. I never thought of that. I did a similar thing with two EMCO Shorty's and an upswept adaptor kit. came out the same length as stock so I could use the mounting bracket cost me $70
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tstessney...I called up the local old bug parts shop and sure enough they had the peashooters in three sizes. I opted for the shortest standard length (225mm), I think they are intended for bug model years '74-'76. Anyway, they fit like a glove. I haven't been out riding with it yet, but it's got a ton of that whistle fweep just reving the engine standstill. Not sure if they are staying, we will see how that mellows out at speed. Not a big deal, total cost: $15.67 for the pair.
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I really didn't notice that much fweep....like I said, I noticed it more when rolling hard on and off the throttle. I like the sound though. I think it comes from the little perforated holes in the baffles. I'll get the bike jetted with these and if they get on my nerves later, I'll swap them out for straights with slip in baffles from JC Whitney.
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At this point, I'd do away with the snorkel: it's just holding you back.

Also, if the famous Veedub exhaust tweet becomes oppressive, you might try these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EMPI-3693-VW...261704&vxp=mtr

No tweet, a bit throatier and they still look pretty cool. I tried a set on an old Norton once and was pleasantly surprised.

"Cognito Ergo Wrenchum"
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Thanks for the tip Easy13. They'd probably be touching each other at the end, due to the proximity of the headers, but look like they could fit.
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I saw those on eBay and thought the same thing...that they may touch. So I went with the straights. After alls said and done, I may just get a set and try them. I do like the looks of the flared ones.
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