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I'm rounding up parts to re-assemble a 1963 CA77 and need a header pipe but do not know which side is missing since the engine is still off the frame.How can I tell left from right or are they the same? Thank you,Ray

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Ray, they are not the same. They are generally marked L and R out on the ends where they enter the muffler, but sometimes I have only seen the L ones marked. They are longer than the ones on a CB77 and slightly different bends to fit the chassis/muffler connections. As I recall the left one is longer than the right side. I have a bike out here, waiting for shipment and ballparked the lengths at 26"/24" long left/right.

http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-ca77-dream-touring-305-usa_model992/partslist/F11.htm

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Need help with vintage Hondas from the 1960s? I am an expert with 250-305cc bikes in particular and most all of the other pre-91 models, in general. I do NOT claim to have a great deal of experience on Gold Wings, Cruisers, ATC/ATVs and dirt bikes.

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I have owned/ridden/maintained Honda motorcycles for 35 years. I have written five books on Honda repairs and collecting. I was a service manager for two Honda shops back in the 1980s.

Organizations
VJMC (Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club) of North America

Publications
VJMC newsletter, as editor for two years and as contributing editor currently.

Education/Credentials
3 years auto shop in high school, teacher's aide in Automotive Technology in Jr. College, Diesel mechanic course in college, self-taught mechanic and automotive writer.

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