Three Ways To Get More Performance From Your Harley

Three Ways To Get More Performance From Your Harley

DIYTony Colombini
When it comes to getting more performance from your Harley-Davidson, we first have to ask: “How do you plan to ride your bike?” Performance can mean better fuel economy, better braking, better handling, faster off the line and/or faster top end speed.
Sizing Headers Stop Doing That... Do This Instead!

Sizing Headers Stop Doing That... Do This Instead!

DIYVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
“There’s a notion that, in order to get a lot of exhaust gas to flow out of a cylinder, the pipe needs to be large,” explained Vince Roman of Burns Stainless, Costa Mesa, California. “But we find that’s not really the case. It needs to be the correct size....” 

How to Build Headers, a 7 Step Guide (2020)

DIYVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
Are you looking for more power on top, are you looking for a broader power band, etc…  Are you trying to reduce under-hood temperatures, lighten the car or improve the appearance? Get started on your next header with these steps.
Welding FAQs -  All You Need to Know About Exhaust Welding

Welding FAQs - All You Need to Know About Exhaust Welding

DIYVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
We often get questions regarding welding stainless steel, so we thought we would put together a compilation of these with answers.
Are We Ready To Weld Yet? - Part 5

Are We Ready To Weld Yet? - Part 5

DIYVincent Roman
We have our TIG welder ready to go. We have our header tubes tacked together with perfect fitment. We have properly fit the pipes to the flange and...
Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 4

Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 4

DIYVincent Roman
So we are now finally ready to weld. Well, no, not quite. In the past few issues of the newsletter we have discussed various welding techniques, tu...
Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 3

Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 3

DIYVincent Roman
In Part 2 we discussed the importance of tube fitment when fabricating headers. This month, we will discuss techniques involved with back purging e...
Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 2

Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 2

DIYVincent Roman
As mentioned in Part 1 of this series, TIG should be employed when welding thin sections of exhaust tubing, especially when using specialized alloy...
Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 1

Welding Exhaust Systems - Part 1

DIYVincent Roman
Welding is one of the most important fabrication techniques in motorsports. Today's race shop welders need to be well versed in applying welding t...

Exhaust Header Theory and Proper Exhaust Tuning

ExhaustVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
In order to explain the effect of exhaust tuning on performance, let’s take a quick look at the 4-stroke engine cycle.  The first step in the 4-str...

Merge Collectors Configurations - What You Should Know

ExhaustVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
Burns Stainless Merge Collectors are highly respected by many engine builders including NASCAR, and are widely used by champions in NHRA, IMSA, FI...

Yield Strength in Exhaust Tubing, Aluminum vs Stainless Steel

ExhaustVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
A question I am often asked is “why don’t you recommend aluminum for an exhaust material?” They continue, “so-and-so" has been running it on his ca...

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