i mean all you gotta do is set a mmm pipe next to any other pipe to see that the quality is a billion times better, but these pictures really show the prep work that goes into a mmm pipe to make it so perfect..
there are no gaps at all between the pieces before they go together. no gaps means no filler metal required. no filler metal means smooth, strong welds, not lumpy ugly welds!
also, check out how even the heat is on the welds over all, the bluing from the welding should be more or less even along the weld. on most of the ‘raw’ pipes you see these days the bluing is all over the place! inconsistent heat can cause weak spots in the metal, which can turn into cracks later on.
joel from the mosquito fleet brought down one of nates very first n8p pipes on his way to the late bird rally, the thing has been to hell and back and is still holding strong. even with a huge dent in the header from smashing into who-knows-what, there was no cracks or holes, the rear mount is still as solid as it was when it was first made, and the exhaust flange is still perfectly flat. no warping like we’ve been seeing on other hand made pipes that have came through the shop.
he left the pipe with nate to get modified to fit a derbi, so i’ll try to get a picture or two of it up on here so you can see how trashed, yet still perfect, it is!
anyway, enough tooting nate’s horn. new shop location has been acquired and this space will soon be the new lansquid moped club hang out! good thing there is no zoning regulations for where you can hang out, haha!