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Aftermarket slip-on exhaust question

I have searched the forums for an answer to my question and didn't find anything. I have a '95 800A with stock exhaust. I am looking at replacing this with aftermarket pipes, but the choices are limited when it comes to exact fit. There seem to be a lot more options for slip-ons. I have never replaced pipes, so my question is, how do I convert to slip-ons? Will I have to cut my current pipes and slip the new ones on? Will I have to purchase new header pipes that the slip-ons then go over? Every guide I've seen just shows you how to install the slip-on pipe over an existing header.

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V&h make some nice straight shots for your bike...

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V&h make some nice straight shots for your bike...
They are nice. They're also really expensive. Hence why I've been looking at slip-ons.
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I have searched the forums for an answer to my question and didn't find anything. I have a '95 800A with stock exhaust. I am looking at replacing this with aftermarket pipes, but the choices are limited when it comes to exact fit. There seem to be a lot more options for slip-ons. I have never replaced pipes, so my question is, how do I convert to slip-ons? Will I have to cut my current pipes and slip the new ones on? Will I have to purchase new header pipes that the slip-ons then go over? Every guide I've seen just shows you how to install the slip-on pipe over an existing header.

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Your original post mentioned nothing about price, youQ just said regular pipes were limited and that you can mostly find slipons. Hence my response.

If you want the right answer, you need to ask the right question.

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Your original post mentioned nothing about price, youQ just said regular pipes were limited and that you can mostly find slipons. Hence my response.

If you want the right answer, you need to ask the right question.
I don't want to get into a debate about what I asked, but my original post contained several questions about how slip-ons worked.
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I am looking at replacing this with aftermarket pipes, but the choices are limited when it comes to exact fit. There seem to be a lot more options for slip-ons.
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Nor do I, but if you want to talk semantics, you clearly stated above that your choices were limited for aftermarket pipes, I clearly provided you with one option, after being a nice enough guy to research your bike, look at the stock exhaust and search for options, your response was borderline 'smart ass'. Trust me when I say that I can find better things to do with my time, but I made a conscious decision to be helpful. Nowhere in your post did you mention that price was was concern, if you
had, I likely would have added...'but they're a little pricey'...

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I have a 800A also and it came used with straight drag pipes so I don't know about the anatomy of stock pipes, but generally slip ons are just the mufflers that use your stock headers. Just remove the stock mufflers and install the slip ons onto the stock headers. If you are close to Washington state maybe we could trade. Hope this helps. Ranters should move on!
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I was under the impression that the stockers were all one piece on that model/year, hence, no header... is that not accurate ? Looks that way in the pics I found online.

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Look at your parts diagram on the Kawasaki website or lay on the ground and look under.
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I was under the impression that the stockers were all one piece on that model/year, hence, no header... is that not accurate ? Looks that way in the pics I found online.
This is correct. My pipes are one piece from the header on back.
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