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Ordered a set of the Cobra Speedster Shorts yesterday from my dealer.
Anyone have these on there bike? Any tips for installation will be appreciated?
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I'm also very interested in those same pipes for my '04 Mean Streak. Please let me know how they sound, and how much louder the volume level is as compared to stock. Thanks!
 

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they should be LOUD!! :lol:
 

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I hope so. Hate to think I bought us 2 full face helmets for nothing :wink:
Honest, I hope they are loud but not earthshaking loud. I want to be heard, not shot at for disturbing the peace. Gotta remember, in my part of Tennessee, "he needed killin" is still a viable defense in court :lol:
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:lol: i don't think i've ever heard quiet cobra pipes :wink:
 

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can you post an audio clip? I'm about to buy a set of pipes for my bike and I'd love to hear some other bikes with aftermarket pipes
 

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If you go to cobras web page www.cobrausa.com you can pick your bike and a assortment of pipes and listen to them there. I put the delux slash cuts on my 04 1500 classic and love them.[/u]
 

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Are you sure? Vance and Hines does but I couldn't find it on the Cobra site. If you know how to get it, please explain it to me cause I'd love to listen to them :?
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I've heard and read many reviews about Cobra pipes blueing pretty quickly. For this reason I was leaning towards V&H or HK's. Has this reputation changed? Or has anyone had other positive experiences with Cobras?
 

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Cobra now has the 222 degree heatshielding that is suppose to not blue. I'll find out if it's true or not. If they blue, I'll let ya'll know, you can count on that.
 

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I too have heard that Cobra has issues with quality both on material and chrome. For that reason, I've not been looking at them for my exhaust needs. It would be great if they have addressed these issues, if so, I might take a second look at them. But I think I've decided on HK for my pipe needs.
 

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I'm told the Cobras have been a lot better in quality as of late.
With their crossover chamber, they should not be as loud as if they didn't have one. I was also told that they have a steel type baffle, as opposed to fiberglass packing.
I'm hoping they are not TOO loud, just SOMEWHAT louder. Loud pipes aren't great on long trips........
 

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I'm told the Cobras have been a lot better in quality as of late.
With their crossover chamber, they should not be as loud as if they didn't have one. I was also told that they have a steel type baffle, as opposed to fiberglass packing.
I'm hoping they are not TOO loud, just SOMEWHAT louder. Loud pipes aren't great on long trips........
 

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I went back to cobras web site and they do not list any sounds for the 1600, you can check out some of the pipes on the 1500E and other bikes. as for the pipes changing color these I put on have full length heat shields and are doing great I only have 1500 miles on them so far as for too loud they max about 103 decibles. when going down the road they have a low purr when you open it up they roar.
 

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Thanks, I'll check out the 1500's on the Cobra site. I can't wait for mine to come in. I've checked a couple sites on the net and the Speedester Shorts are listed as "backordered". Hope mine aren't. Glad to hear the heat shields cured the blues.
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I forgot to mention something. I have my Timex set to go off when it's time for me to go to work. When I ride, I leave early and take the long way to work :) With my stock pipes, I can hear my timex alarm go off :oops: That's just on right :wink: Here I am, riding one of the larger V-Twins made and I can hear my watch alarm go off :!: Nope, it's time for new pipes :D
 

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Yep, that's definitely WRONG. Sounds like Kaw needs to beef up the stock pipes.
 

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cboutfit said:
I went back to cobras web site and they do not list any sounds for the 1600, you can check out some of the pipes on the 1500E and other bikes. as for the pipes changing color these I put on have full length heat shields and are doing great I only have 1500 miles on them so far as for too loud they max about 103 decibles. when going down the road they have a low purr when you open it up they roar.

Which model of Cobra pipes do you have? Do they have a DEEP sound?
 
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