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#1 akretowicz OFFLINE  

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 10:12 PM

Well, finally installed the dual exhaust on my X500 today. All I can say is it sounds terrific! Kind of like a Harley. Took around two hours from start to finish.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 10:23 PM

Looks great... and a little intimidating. :thumbs:
I looked at the pic and my mind said "Twin 50 cal"... like it was James Bond's GT or something LOL

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Glad you like it and don't forget, most video camera units have microphones on them.
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Posted August 25, 2012 - 11:30 PM

That looks great! I'd like to see some pics from under the hood too! I also agree that it would be awesome to hear it running!
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 04:50 AM

That's quite the look,with those twin pipes sticking out the front.
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 05:50 AM

Nice mod. If you ever run a snowblower the hot exhaust will help keep the ice from building up between the blower and tractor.
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 09:30 AM


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Posted August 26, 2012 - 09:33 AM

Putting the finishing touches on the pipes. What it looks like under the heat shield.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 10:09 AM

Looks great... and a little intimidating. :thumbs:
I looked at the pic and my mind said "Twin 50 cal"... like it was James Bond's GT or something LOL




Good one. :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl:




Nice modification. Thanks for the video. It really sounds great.
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:26 AM

Thanks for the video! That sounds as good as it looks! Thanks for the under the shroud pic too! I like it! Looks like the factory original headder pipes with an off the shelf muffler and stainless "tailpipes". Looks and sound fantastic! Is that a Briggs or Kohler engine? (Sorry, I'm not too familiar wit the X500 Model.)
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:43 AM

Thanks for the video! That sounds as good as it looks! Thanks for the under the shroud pic too! I like it! Looks like the factory original headder pipes with an off the shelf muffler and stainless "tailpipes". Looks and sound fantastic! Is that a Briggs or Kohler engine? (Sorry, I'm not too familiar wit the X500 Model.)

That is a Kawasaki engine.
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Posted August 26, 2012 - 07:17 PM

Sorry. I've seen a couple of different L130's, one with a Briggs and one with a Kohler. I realize that your X500 is a much more stout machine than the L series, but the exhaust location and routing look very similar. My bad.
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Posted August 27, 2012 - 09:55 AM

What a great idea. I have a X320 that I am in the process of installing taillights. The Kawasaki 24 and 22 horse must be close to the same. Maybe?

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 06:44 PM

What a great idea. I have a X320 that I am in the process of installing taillights. The Kawasaki 24 and 22 horse must be close to the same. Maybe?

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It did not take all that long, and only cost me a little over $20.00 for everything. Those are the standard 3/4 NPT thread mufflers. The sound alone is worth it. And I do believe my gas efficiency is better. I mowed for an hour and a half yesterday, and the guage hardly moved off the full mark. I'm pumped about this mod!
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Posted August 27, 2012 - 09:22 PM

I LOVE 'EM!! That absolutely brought tears of joy to my eyes! The only thing better than "dual exhaust" is "dual stacks" and I think yours are more practical for a tractor that size! :D

(My GX? Well, maybe when I get to my next shop....)
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Posted February 14, 2013 - 11:53 PM

Great exhaust and video .

 

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