My Review and Pic's - FMF Q Series XR650R exhaust


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  • ImpalaR1

Posted September 29, 2005 - 02:53 PM

#1

Well i got it off ebay NEW, but it came with some scratches :banghead: oh well, big deal it was a good price for a new pipe. I put it on today and it mounts really easy, but i had to trim a small little lip out of the rear fender so it wouldn't touch the muffler. Other than that it fit nice, and to me looks alot better than stock.

I kicked it over a few time's and when it started i was impressed. The stock pipe with the HRC tip is alot louder to me than this Q pipe. It's still got a nice bark up top, but my stock pipe with the Hrc tip had a really sharp kinda raspyish note that was kinda annoying if your doing any city riding. The Q pipe deaden's those annoying note's and leave's a tuned one. But it didn't kill any power that i noticed, it make's it seem alot smoother to ride, BS i know...lol...but the smoother exhaust note is nice for the city. So overall i'm pretty satisfied with the pipe. :applause:

Everything in the package
http://img396.images...im0005866hs.jpg

Full Bike view
http://img396.images...im0005877nd.jpg

Before and After
http://img377.images...m00058713xw.jpg

Up close
http://img160.images...im0005896el.jpg

  • justicedone

Posted September 29, 2005 - 06:21 PM

#2

Looks good, love the bike

How much did you pay? I am sure the other "R" owners will be wondering.

I got my Whitebros E-Series off Ebay new...for $203, no tax or shipping since seller was 15mi away, I just picked up and installed :banghead:

  • TimBrp

Posted September 30, 2005 - 03:25 AM

#3

Nice, looks good. Thanks for the review!

  • zx7rye

Posted September 30, 2005 - 03:40 AM

#4

Have you noticed heat distortion of the rear fender? Looks to be much closer than the stock setup.

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  • TimBrp

Posted September 30, 2005 - 04:48 AM

#5

That bike looks friggin brand new man. I dream about the days I had shiny side panels. Get out there and get her some battle wounds!

  • ImpalaR1

Posted September 30, 2005 - 09:07 AM

#6

^ It's an illusion man....lol... My bike's not babied and has plenty to show for it, but i keep it as clean as possible after the trails just because i'm use to detailing my streebike's i've had. Here's a more realistic pic of the plastic's.

http://img148.images...im0005556gh.jpg

Have you noticed heat distortion of the rear fender? Looks to be much closer than the stock setup.



Haven't riddin enough yet where it's melted it, but i noticed after i rode it, the muffler cooled down almost immediatly to the touch, but the head pipe still was scortching, so that should help with the fender being so close.

  • malibuskier

Posted September 30, 2005 - 09:20 AM

#7

Had the bike been rejetted prior to putting on the new can? If so did you have to rejet?

  • TimBrp

Posted September 30, 2005 - 10:00 AM

#8

You should go up one size on the main with an aftermarket canister. I'm not sure how the Q flows compared to the stock w/ HRC tip? I was only busting on you for the plastics man. If anything I was envious.

  • ImpalaR1

Posted September 30, 2005 - 07:24 PM

#9

im not sure what jetting i need to make at this point. The bike hits the rpm's clean through the whole range, but the plug looks alittle lean i'd say. I already have a 175 main, Sea Level - 3,000 ft, uncorked, fmf Q pipe....... So help would be great with what to do.





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