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got the pipes on and boy o boy am i pleased!!
install was a breeze and the pipes are flawless!
you can really tell its single pin motor now! and much more of the back brake
assy. is visible now-i like that ;-)
the sound is spectacular and the exhaust is far enough behind me due to the length of the pipes to not be ear shattering
the 3" pipe is perfect in relation to the size of the bike

next month gets a thunder intake and a de-smogging
wait-i need some more roofing material

ahh-i can put buckets under the leaks for another month :wink:
 

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I can hear your pipes all the way over here! :)

I know what you mean......They do sound awesome and look great too. I have H/K's also. :)
 

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Is that what that was? I thought Mt. St. Helens burped again and now I find its only Bike and his latest mod.
 

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Pictures????

Very cool. I'm jealous!
 

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I knew you'd love them...They definitely let you hear that single crank pin motor talk. And isn't that chrome brilliant, plus NO SEAMS! I've got the staggered straights on mine, I liked that look a bit better, but you really can't go wrong either way.

If I were you I'd bag that Thunder air kit and order the air intake kit from "Sherms". I'm not sure about the price difference, but I think you'll be happier. Give them a call and they'll be happy to tell you all about it. At least you'll be informed about each of the kits. :wink:

http://www.shermscycleproducts.com/

Enjoy!
 

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Agree, these long straights make the bike look even longer and if the idle is set to the minimum it sounds fantastic. Enjoy them, I have about 12000km (7500 miles) on my 3" long straights and I only had to reset one of the baffles once. We all buy and do mods to our personal taste, for me these are the best quality and sound for the bike. Friends tend to complain a bit if you ride in front, they cannot hear their own bikes :)
 

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By the way, bikeaholic I see you are now a "SUPER Moderator"!! :)
 

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not sure what "SUPER" means yet-but they can call me anything except
late for supper :razz:

bt-quite familiar with sherms and have bought several things from them
but i'm still not convinced there's anything out there right now that flows
as good as thunder and can be configured as many ways
i've only seen a couple of flow charts one against baron's kit and the hyper
and thunder beat those hands down.tuner mr. cheese has tested these intakes
extensively and i'm stickin with his charts until somebody shows me different
but this is just on my 1600 mind you-i don't know if that holds any water on
other motors :wink:
 

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Congrats. I am still undecided on the long straights or the staggered for my 02 Meanstreak. I have a problem I hope to get some help with. I bought a Thunder Air kit "Tronado" and am just getting to install now (I waited for the NH winter). It took forever to get the crossover pipe out and now I am confused about the wires from the old old setup. I unplugged one set, but can't figure out where they go on the new setup, and there are other wires that went to the sensors I don't know what to do with. I might have gotten in over my head on this one. Any help or ideas on where I can see some pictures would be a big help. Thanks
 

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Question about these pipes:

I am seriously considering putting these exact pipes on my Drifter 1500, but would like a quick comparison. Two of my riding friends each have the Yamaha 1600s with the Silverado package. This includes Cobra pipes. I wouldn't necessarily call the Cobras loud, but they certainly louder than stock pipes. Also a bit tinny to my ear, but overall not a bad sound.

How do these compare to the H/Ks? I'm considering both the Staggered and the Straights.

Thanks,
John
 

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Question about these pipes:

I am seriously considering putting these exact pipes on my Drifter 1500, but would like a quick comparison. Two of my riding friends each have the Yamaha 1600s with the Silverado package. This includes Cobra pipes. I wouldn't necessarily call the Cobras loud, but they certainly louder than stock pipes. Also a bit tinny to my ear, but overall not a bad sound.

How do these compare to the H/Ks? I'm considering both the Staggered and the Straights.

Thanks,
John
There's no comparison...The H/K's are a superior pipe in every way. Get the H/K's!
 

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now that Bike has them pipes installed, its time to pack up & ride to Texas for the tuning... :wink:
 

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now that Bike has them pipes installed, its time to pack up & ride to Texas for the tuning... :wink:
hehe, almost forgot about THAT journey !

bike, i agree with going with the thunder kit. i have seen quite a few charts and the thunder still seems to be on top. wish i had gone with that one too, oh well !
 

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jr-i'm not a big fan of cobra due to quality issues

h/k is the pipe for me hands down :wink:

prolly going to make the trip sometime after the new year unless i can find a tuner closer.but i won't be satisfied unless i can get the cylinders tuned
independently of each other at every 250rpm and so far this is the closest
i've found that can do that :p
 

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Can't wait to see some pictures bike! And maybe a sound clip? :razz:

Looks like it's time to change your signature :wink:
 

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Pipes with no other mods?

Bikeahol...do yo have the pipes on with no other mods (e.g., air filter or computer?). I have limited funds and like the idea of doing the pipes. Is there any performance improvement? Did you do anything with any of the smog stuff (marble etc.)? Thanks.
 

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red- pipe change and marble only at this time
-that's the great thing about these FI bikes,they are very forgiving on mods

intake change and complete de-smog,and custom map after christmas,if there is any $$ left :grin:

performance? although it feels different because of the new sound,i'd be willing
to bet that i actually lost some horsepower and gained a tad of tq
this has happened to me before on other bikes with only a pipe change

the intake mod will change all that
:evil:

then a remap of the fuel system will be required and there are many ways
to map a bike :wink:
 
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