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    Purchased the Freedom 4"duals for my Roadie not even three months ago and this happening already . has anybody else had this problem with there exhaust tips? Click image for larger version

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    I hope warranty will cover this as it seems a bit soon for this to be happening.

  • #2
    That is bad, looks like the tips are some type of cast? Hope you get it resolved quickly as this seems to happen once in a while with Freedom.

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    • #3
      Is that some sort of triple exhaust port or something?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by roadiemort View Post
        That is bad, looks like the tips are some type of cast? Hope you get it resolved quickly as this seems to happen once in a while with Freedom.
        Roadiemort I believe Its cast aluminum I was really thinking they would have been a billet

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        • #5
          You are not the first to have chrome issues with Freedom. Try talking real nice to them when you call but I think I only remember 1 person that got a good resolution from them.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Spydr View Post
            Is that some sort of triple exhaust port or something?
            Side view of the tips with three cut outs on each side.
            “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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            • #7
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              It looks to me like you might have sideswiped a curb or something. That can do damage.

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              • #8
                Ya, cast aluminum is hard to chrome plate, all the chrome on my 99's risers flaked off, but it was 13 years old when that happened... 3 months is BS... it doesn't look like you did anything wrong... If you hit something the soft aluminum would be gouged out... Call them and get replacements ASAP. And make them pay the shipping. Shoulodn't have to ask nice for something like that either... But that's just my $.02
                Last edited by Doc_V; 1 week ago.

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                • #9
                  They recommended the black tips when I bought mine.
                  “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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                  • #10
                    I have black tips on mine too. Got mine from SS customs. I don't think Shane let me know I had a choice .

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                    • #11
                      [QUOTE=Doc_ Call them and get replacements ASAP. And make them pay the shipping. Shoulodn't have to ask nice for something like that either... But that's just my $.02[/QUOTE]

                      If I remember correctly there is something about no warranty on the chrome from Freedom.

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                      • BubbaKahuna
                        BubbaKahuna commented
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                        That is correct, says so on the installation instructions and their website.

                    • #12
                      (Creating a high internal exhaust temp combined with a quick exterior cooling and possible vibration issues?) Expect this to happen again if not considering what conditions may have caused this as it isn't consistent with normal applications.
                      Last edited by eardog2; 3 days ago. Reason: Sooo much fun :-)

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                      • roadiemort
                        roadiemort commented
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                        They are sold as pipes for the Yamaha Road Star not HD. Google is your job, keeps your foot out of your mouth lol.

                      • Doc_V
                        Doc_V commented
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                        Funny... I thought the RSC is where we come to ask R* related questions?
                        Last edited by Doc_V; 1 week ago.

                      • roadiemort
                        roadiemort commented
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                        Well answer the 4 questions for him then, here I'll help, #1 Because you can and it's not your bike. #2 Only if You have a job & are single or your wife buys them for you. #3 Freedom makes pipes for most all cruisers HD included. #4 Yes they remove the exhaust gases from the engine and look good doing it. #5 ask Doc_V lol.

                    • #13
                      Doc I think those things are chrome plated zamac which really means pot metal aluminum sink steel but if your risers got corroded that sounds more like electrolysismaybe you got some stray current flowing through there or static electricity from riding and real dry air a lot of miles since the pot metal or even if it's aluminum is less noble then the steel bolt or the chrome handlebars it gives up electrons and the chrome goes with it. I can't believe they would put chrome plated zamac or aluminum as an exhaust tip you would think the expansion contraction and condensation would tear it apart at no time I would like to see some brass 80 mm shells rotating and revolving instead

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                      • #14
                        So any Update??? Has Freedom explained their "No warranty on chrome" policy to you yet???

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                        • #15
                          Originally posted by davej View Post
                          So any Update??? Has Freedom explained their "No warranty on chrome" policy to you yet???
                          Just got off the phone with them at noon . And it sounds like there going to stand by there product. I sent them pictures of the tips.
                          Just waiting now on a warrant form and they will send the new ones.

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                          • Duke
                            Duke commented
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                            Good to hear the company is going to take care of you.
                            If they don't want the old tips back, sandblast and paint them.

                        • #16
                          Happy to hear that they are being more reasonable about chrome warranty than in the past.

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                          • #17
                            Don't let condensation form on FP pipes.
                            I've seen them get peppered with little rust spots in 2 weeks out of the box.

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                            • #18
                              That's the main reason I chose Bassani's over FP. Even though I preferred the FP cans. Glad I did.

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                              • #19
                                yes we all gave freedom duals some bad press it the previous RSC, I guess hell be lucky if it is just the tips that has problems.

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