That's very true and I appreciate you reminding me. Sometimes it just helps to have another voice (or written words in this case). All that said, I finally developed a plan and am now executing it with regards to the tailpipes. I have found more than once on this project that there are times when have to leave it alone and just think it through.
My tailpipes are going to be 2 piece deals due to the 4 link; yea I know that is one more place to leak but I dont have any choice as the pipes have to snake around my upper bars, then around the shocks and gas tank. I got the first 2 pieces made for the left side, one will clamp onto the muffler and the other on to the first one. I could weld the first pipe to the muffler but I would rather not at this point.