FMF Megamax II- help!
Posted June 01, 2000 - 05:29 PM
I know some of you out there have used this pipe with the stock header. How did you do it. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted June 01, 2000 - 07:15 PM
1) A quiet core
2) sleve to be used with FMF headers
3) a second sleve to be used with the stock header. The two sleves are of different thickness.
4) a excellent clamp
5) Rear mounting band and bolt
5) FMF Stickers
6) complete instrucions
You should have gotten all of the above. Sound like you did not get the sleve to go with the stock header. Rag on your dealer or call FMF and get one.
Posted June 02, 2000 - 01:23 PM
Posted June 03, 2000 - 12:31 PM
Posted June 04, 2000 - 05:42 PM
It has completely transformed the way the bike rides. Since I bought the bike used, I got it as-is. That meant that there was no stock exhaust baffle and no packing inside the muffler- basically an open pipe. Very loud and there was no bottom end at all. It rode like a two stroke (rev it up and feather the clutch.) It's not like that anymore. I pretty much leave the clutch alone now. Just put it in gear and roll on the throttle. The powerband has basically moved lower down in the rev range, so there is much more low and midrange power/torque in comparison to the open pipe. I also noticed that I want to upshift more often to keep the revs lower in the meat of the powerband. I road some high speed fire roads and the top end power doesn't seem to be lacking either. It is so much more enjoyable to ride.
The added bonus is that with 8 plates and the quiet core insert, it is very quiet. No rejetting was required. Bottom line-- I like it!
[This message has been edited by Rich in Orlando (edited 06-04-2000).]
Posted June 08, 2000 - 02:02 PM
Posted June 08, 2000 - 07:58 PM
Which brings up a question I have had: What's inside a stock muffler?
I bought mine used and it came with, basically, an open pipe with a spark arrestor, and no baffle. I tried to buy a stock baffle just to find a cheap noise fix, but my local dealer told me that Yamaha only sells the entire exhaust pipe as a unit, which would cost $469. (Not worth it in my opinon.)
Does the stock muffler have any packing or baffles inside it, other than the removable baffle in the tailpipe?
Posted June 11, 2000 - 09:23 PM
I was surprised to have the front wheel in the air in second gear (geared 16/45 with street tire) without trying to raise it!