Posted July 31, 2002 - 01:20 AM
Posted July 31, 2002 - 04:11 AM
Posted July 31, 2002 - 04:30 AM
It all comes out very easily,
no restriction at all, but very loud
Posted July 31, 2002 - 05:46 AM
Posted July 31, 2002 - 06:28 AM
I run my stock pipe with the baffle out and put an end cap, basically a piece of bent muffler tubing, pointing down. They are sound testing us at the cross country events, and this just points the sound downward, with no restriction at all. The sound test says the sound meter is to be a certain distance from the end cap and upward at a 45 degree angle, with my cap it just points it down and away so I pass. Otherwise I tested at 107 last month with a stock pipe.
Now I know there will be many who have added pipes and jetting and indeed have made their bike faster, and I dont doubt it can be done. I however, find myself with my set up to be competitive in the Open Expert class with many other types of bikes.
Posted July 31, 2002 - 06:32 AM
Posted July 31, 2002 - 03:07 PM
Posted July 31, 2002 - 04:02 PM
Originally posted by CHris PArks:
the best mod you can do with the stock pipe is take it off and put it in your golf bag. it works as a great driver. besides that, it has no use at all.
I totally disagree with you my friend!!!!!!
The best thing you can do with the stock pipe is to beat it over the head of some tree hugger on the trail!!!!!
Then pretend like you're John Elway and throw it as far as you can.........Like the trash can!!! You don't want to scuff up your Tommy Armours do you??
I only say this because I have the Canadian pipe that isn't a spark arrestor and weighs a ton. To me that spells w-o-r-t-h-l-e-s-s.
Posted August 01, 2002 - 02:53 PM
Posted August 01, 2002 - 03:22 PM
Originally posted by WR Dave:
Some of us aren't in the wealth as much as others and lack of funds is the mother of invention , so we try to improve what we have- nots have. An FMF-Q pipe for my '02 426 is $635.00 Canadian money and that doesn't include a head pipe. So for those of us that can (ENJOY) and the rest of us will do the best we can.
Dave, Im with you. I agree with what you're saying. I was only having a little fun.
I have owned both pipes (US and Canadian). The US model is way less restricted than the Canadian model. My friend bought a complete US exhaust sys on ebay for $40.00usd in new condition. If funds are a factor I would go out and try to find a used US model, their performance is really good. I too would never spend $600.00 for a pipe. Im not made out of money either.. far from it..
Posted August 02, 2002 - 03:01 PM