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Wow what a pain in the a$$.

Well after hours of blood, sweat, a few tears, a lot of grunting and a lot of time passing I finally got the baffles pulled out of the stock pipes. Just for the record it sounds fantastic. I wanted to get a set of cobra swepts, but honestly just can't justify the $550 it would take to get them.

My question is I have the Fi2000R on the way and should be here Monday. Does anybody know what the settings should be for the de-baffled stock pipes and no other mods?
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My question is I have the Fi2000R on the way and should be here Monday. Does anybody know what the settings should be for the de-baffled stock pipes and no other mods?
If you just changes pipes (and not the filter, etc.), you really don't need to worry about that. I assume the same is true if you debaffle, but others who are more mechanically-minded than me will likely chime in. Until they do, though, don't unwrap that Fi200R...you might not need it and could get your $$ back.

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If you just changes pipes (and not the filter, etc.), you really don't need to worry about that. I assume the same is true if you debaffle, but others who are more mechanically-minded than me will likely chime in. Until they do, though, don't unwrap that Fi200R...you might not need it and could get your $$ back.
I too am not that mechanically inclined, but I have heard that if you debaffle the the stock pipes the Fi2000R is needed, at least that is what I have found. I figured it is true because I am getting some pretty knarley backfire.
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The back firing was always happeneing, you just hear it now without the baffles.

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Use this:
http://www.kawasakimotorcycle.org/fo...fi-2000-a.html

Also, if it's just the backfiring you're concerned about, do a search on "marbling"

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Thanks Bill! I'll give the "marbling" a shot, and see how it goes. At any rate I think the pipes sound great and if I have to put up with a little popping her and there so what. Thanks again!
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If you are really getting backfiring you will need to install some sort of fuel injection tuning module. Removing the baffles or swaping pipes won't normally result in backfiring. I suspect you are hearing the excess full burning in the pipe now that the baffles aren't there. Same thing happened to me when I put the V&H pipes on and the Power Commander didn't help. If it's poping on deceleration that's likely what is happening in which case marbling should reduce it considerably. There are a couple of really good threads on marbling in this forum and one of them has links to a a pretty good YouTube video on how to do it.
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Thanks Collinba!
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I too am not that mechanically inclined, but I have heard that if you debaffle the the stock pipes the Fi2000R is needed, at least that is what I have found. I figured it is true because I am getting some pretty knarley backfire.
Did the full debaffle last summer, then the marbling a month later. It greatly reduced the popping on decel (won't completely eliminate). Bike has been running great. Also have a K&N filter (stock airbox). After 7 months still love the sound of the pipes.

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Did the full debaffle last summer, then the marbling a month later. It greatly reduced the popping on decel (won't completely eliminate). Bike has been running great. Also have a K&N filter (stock airbox). After 7 months still love the sound of the pipes.
Yeah I really like the sound and I just order this little guy yesterday........



So I am glad I ordered the controller, but will have to try that marble trick.
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