Posted May 04, 2008 - 08:00 PM
Posted May 05, 2008 - 11:01 AM
I've heard the jardine system is pretty loud. So I'm eying up the hindle system.
The bike will be used on the street and gravel pits around my place.
Posted May 05, 2008 - 11:19 AM
From the MRD site:
"MRD pipes are designed for durability as well as performance. We utilize thicker gauge material in damage prone areas like head pipe, mount section, and muffler canister. If your pipe fails or is damaged in a crash, MRD will fix it free of charge."
Posted May 05, 2008 - 03:53 PM
Is it really worth the ~$100 for the header?
Really depends on what you're looking for. The stock header with aftermarket can will work, it just might not deliver the change in performance you're looking for without the full system. Some change might be apparent but to get the full benefit of an aftermarket system, you'll want to look at a head pipe and can complete. Lots of time and testing goes into the complete systems to make them perform well. (in most cases)
Posted May 06, 2008 - 11:49 AM
I have a Thunder Alley pipe and it works great despite the excess noise; I just find it odd that nothing is mentioned anymore.
I just found out about MRD-racing.com. They have budget priced pipes that are high quality, but they look very similar to Thunder Alley. I wonder if they're related in any way.
Posted May 07, 2008 - 05:30 AM
My bike is louder than I'd like, but it's not yet a problem where I ride and my pipe has no cracks or dents so there's no need to replace it yet. If something should happen to it, I'll be getting a Q2.