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Question Pipes, pipes, pipes....to many questions.

I have been listening to all different pipes on youtube and reading reviews. For every review I find saying one thing, there is another stating the opposite. So I am looking for some clarification, hopefully through this forum. I am looking for some aftermarket pipes to make my bike look sleeker and sound much meatier than debaffled stock exhaust. The most affordable pipes I have found have been Road Burner RB-01-8020. Does anyone have feedback on them? If so will I need a fuel processor? I have heard both sides that it is necessary and that it is not necessary. Please help a brother out, the riding season is around the corner and I would like to get my pipes in and set for the start!!!!
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I have been listening to all different pipes on youtube and reading reviews. For every review I find saying one thing, there is another stating the opposite. So I am looking for some clarification, hopefully through this forum. I am looking for some aftermarket pipes to make my bike look sleeker and sound much meatier than debaffled stock exhaust. The most affordable pipes I have found have been Road Burner RB-01-8020. Does anyone have feedback on them? If so will I need a fuel processor? I have heard both sides that it is necessary and that it is not necessary. Please help a brother out, the riding season is around the corner and I would like to get my pipes in and set for the start!!!!
I'm kind of in the same boat. I'd like to get a little more sound but a little hesitant with a new bike still under warranty. Im afraid to do anything that might void it. It appears that with the addition of nicer pipes you need to change air intake and fuel processer etc and im not sure which direction to go.

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A friend has a set of Road Burners on his 09 custom he got off ebay for about $325, I was impressed on the quality and sound of these pipes for the cost. If your looking to save cost, I don't think your gonna find new pipes any cheaper than these. I don't think you'll reget buying these pipes if you do. Good luck!!!

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Thanks DieHard, I am getting pretty itchy to pull the trigger and just may. Was the sound of the RoadBurners better than that of debaffled stock? Did the pipes have a nice appearance?
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I have Vance and Hines slash cut staggereds... They sound great and they're not that expensive. I have a video on YouTube you could check for the sound.

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This was taken last year. Before I did any mods to it. But the exhaust is on there.

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Thanks DieHard, I am getting pretty itchy to pull the trigger and just may. Was the sound of the RoadBurners better than that of debaffled stock? Did the pipes have a nice appearance?
Everyones different but my opinion I didn't care for the debaffled pipes so to me yes the RoadBurners sounded better.

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I have a Britt motorsports exhaust forsale if anyone is interested. They are all chrome and brand new, never installed. There is a YouTube clip of the same exhaust if you want to hear what they sound like. I will sell them fairly cheap , send me a PM if anyone is interested.
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Dough, what type of Britt exhaust are you selling?
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Mine are chrome, not ceramic black though. Brand new never installed.
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Hi I went through this about 7 months ago. I did not go with road runner, but whet with hard and krome. Here's a video of the new pipes. As for the fuel processor, you might think about not getting it. The fuel processor will stop the popping, but even your stock pipes pop. I've been able to reduce the popping by learning how to back off the throttle and get no pop.


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