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Roadhouse slip-ons...

I have had the Roadhouse slip-ons on my bike for five years and have never had the first issue with them. Well, until today...

When I got to work I noticed the upper bell cover was missing. I called Roadhouse and they want $60 for one shield.



Is there anyone that lives close to me that leaves their bike out at night?

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I have had the Roadhouse slip-ons on my bike for five years and have never had the first issue with them. Well, until today...

When I got to work I noticed the upper bell cover was missing. I called Roadhouse and they want $60 for one shield.



Is there anyone that lives close to me that leaves their bike out at night?
Theyve gone up when I called couple of months ago they wanted $50... good luck

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I have Roadhouse Slip-Ons. They kept getting louder and louder. Found out that the weld broke and I had a hole. Fixed them twice. Now they are off the bike for good. Went back to stock pipes. I found they were not fun anymore when you put on several miles at a time..

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I have had the Roadhouse slip-ons on my bike for five years and have never had the first issue with them. Well, until today...

When I got to work I noticed the upper bell cover was missing. I called Roadhouse and they want $60 for one shield.



Is there anyone that lives close to me that leaves their bike out at night?
Are the tabs on the muffler still attached? Those tend to break off pretty easy then the shield is gone.

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Are the tabs on the muffler still attached? Those tend to break off pretty easy then the shield is gone.
Yes, the tabs are still there. I have no breaks, leaks or other issues except a missing bell cover.

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This exact same happened to me a couple of years ago w/my 2003 Roadies. Check your welds where the connector pipe goes into the muffler. Roadies purchased about 5 years ago and earlier almost universally suffered from bad welds (something since corrected). If you do a search on this board you'll find a number of old posts lamenting this. I'm on my second set myself (they sold it to me a half their cost even tho' I was years over-warranty). Anyway, anything can be fixed one way or the other. Best of luck.

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I have had the Roadhouse slip-ons on my bike for five years and have never had the first issue with them. Well, until today...

When I got to work I noticed the upper bell cover was missing. I called Roadhouse and they want $60 for one shield.



Is there anyone that lives close to me that leaves their bike out at night?
Dang... I gave a set of those pipes away on the PA board a month or so ago... I could have got a few beers out of em at least eh?

I didn't care for the quality of them.... stockers looked much more durable... so I modified the innerds of my stockers.

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Roadies purchased about 5 years ago and earlier almost universally suffered from bad welds (something since corrected)..
My 1 year old set busted at the same point....both of them. (top and bottom) I don't think they corrected anything.

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Is there anyone that lives close to me that leaves their bike out at night?
NO....but maybe time to get those stock pipes from your attic

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NO....but maybe time to get those stock pipes from your attic
If I did this I would not know when to shift.

I have no leaks, cracked welds or any other issues except a missing shield. I took a mirror and a light out and looked everything over and everything is fine.

I am going to call Roadhouse again tomorrow and try to barter with them.

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