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Old 11-08-2012, 06:33 PM   #11
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Sound awesome Doc
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:38 PM   #12
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Just the pipes, I have not made any intake mods just yet, though I have removed the AIS and capped off all the ports with 3/8" vacuum caps. That's probably why I'm not getting any popping on deceleration.

Eventually, as money and time permits, I'll but some sort of big air kit and a fuel processor.

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They sound as good as they look, do you have a programmer or just the pipes?
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #13
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Yes they do, and I got a great deal on eBay from DirtOverstock. Retail is around $625, while eBay had them for $399.99 with free ground shipping.

I'm thinking they might be just a bit too loud for my rather quiet neighborhood, so I'm going to give it a few weeks to get used to it and if it's still too loud I'll get some SmartPartz baffles.

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:57 AM   #14
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Well Doc I'm glad you got good service from the seller because I can't say the same. I've sent two "contact the seller" emails to them in two days asking for a price to ship to Thailand. No reply. If they don't want to send them here it would be nice if they just said so. Very annoying to say the least. I want the pipes if the freight is reasonable, unlike some bike shops that have quoted me $500 to send pipes and others $250 which I would happily bear. Oh well the joys of living in Thailand!
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:29 AM   #15
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Last week they had a complete system meltdown. Servers and phone systems completely crashed. I didn't hear from them for a few days, and could not get through on the phone. I ended up calling RoadBurner directly, and they told me about the system problems.

Give them a few days to get everything working again, and then try again. Good people there, especially Brad. He was most helpful.

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Well Doc I'm glad you got good service from the seller because I can't say the same. I've sent two "contact the seller" emails to them in two days asking for a price to ship to Thailand. No reply. If they don't want to send them here it would be nice if they just said so. Very annoying to say the least. I want the pipes if the freight is reasonable, unlike some bike shops that have quoted me $500 to send pipes and others $250 which I would happily bear. Oh well the joys of living in Thailand!
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:47 AM   #16
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Thanks for that info Doc. I hope that is the case. I will be quite happy to post on this forum that I was wrong (as usual).
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:41 AM   #17
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Went on a 100 mile ride yesterday, and I have come to the conclusion the pipes are just too loud (yes, heresy, I know!).

I measured the DB's at the tailpipes and it's 103 Decibels at 4K rpm. That is way loud for me, even with the full face helmet. My ears are still ringing.

I'm going to put on some SmartPatz Hard Kore quiet baffles. I might also try wrapping the baffles with some exhaust fibergalss.

The SmartPartz website says they reduce the noise by 3 to 6 decibels, which is really intersting as a 3 DB difference means the pipes would be half as loud as they are now (decibels are measured on a logarithmic scale, so something that is 23 DB is twice as loud as something that is 20 db. 40 db is 100 times louder than 20 db). That seems almost impossible, but I will test it out when the baffles get here.

On the bright side, the pipes have a 2.5" ID, so I should be able to find other baffles if this does not work out.

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Old 11-12-2012, 04:13 PM   #18
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your you tube video sounded great! I am of the same feeling though that those were going to be too loud for not just the street you live on but for you.. awesome sound though. I bet you baffle a touch and life will be good
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:44 PM   #19
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Yeah, I called RoadBurner about the baffles just to make sure they were not spot welded in, which they are not. Also found out that Road Burner and Hard Krome are the same company, which is great as that means if a baffle or mod fits the 2.5" Hard Krome dual radius it will fit the Road Burners.

Now the problem is getting the baffles out! I've only run the bike about 150 miles since I got them, but the baffle are pretty well stuck in there. Any ideas on how to get them out? I have a slide hammer, just don't see anything to hook on to. I don't want to hook anything in to the screw hole as that may damage the threads. Anyone have a any suggestions?


On another note, the paint on the pipe scratches at the drop of a hat. I thought ceramic powder coating would be a bit tougher, but it seems to scratch with the slightest of contact. Over the weekend the bike in front of me kicked up a few rocks and one of them dinged off the exhaust. There is a pretty noticeable chip there now where the paint is completely gone. I also noticed the paint has come off completely where the rear pipe meets the head pipe. It's nerve wracking to work on the pipes at all as any inadvertent contact with a tool will cause a scratch!

I think I'll call them back and ask if this is normal. Normal or not, it is annoying.

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:34 PM   #20
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Well Doc I'm glad you got good service from the seller because I can't say the same. I've sent two "contact the seller" emails to them in two days asking for a price to ship to Thailand. No reply. If they don't want to send them here it would be nice if they just said so. Very annoying to say the least. I want the pipes if the freight is reasonable, unlike some bike shops that have quoted me $500 to send pipes and others $250 which I would happily bear. Oh well the joys of living in Thailand!
Just as a follow-up I never did hear from the Ebay seller and, after reading Doc's other post re the ceramic coating peeling off, I'm very happy that I didn't!
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