Up for grabs is a vintage set of 1970's BATES LARGE FINNED 1.5" EXHAUST HEADER CLAMPS.
Bates Industries filed for Patent # D217052 in 1969 and manufactured a very small number of these large finned exhaust clamps. The Bates clamps are easily recognizable for their larger size and the increased number of fins as well as their different fin shape, which really sets these fins apart from the standard "large finned" clamps that are easily found on the market and also gives these extra cooling power.
Please take a careful look at all of the pictures and make your own final determination on the condition, I have taken the time to take as many detailed pictures as possible so buyer knows exactly what they are getting.
-These clamps are in overall very good condition with no chips or broken fins, and both clamps seem to still have good threads and no stress cracks at the pinch bolt mounts on the back
-These clamps both have the BATES Patent # stamped on the back.
-They are definitely showing their 40+ year old age in wear and patina to the aluminum finish.
These are designed to fit any application that utilized slip over style exhaust clamps (such as most old Brit bikes) and is running 1.5" diameter exhaust pipe.
Having owned both the 1.75" and 1.5" versions of these clamps I have found that they are the same in all proportions, the 1.75" version just has a thinner inner wall at the clamp area...meaning if you are looking for 1.75 clamps you could easily ream these out from 1.5" to 1.75".
Please make sure this will work with your custom application and/or within your fabrication skills.
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