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Update: New RoadBurner Large Radius Pipes

Just got my new RoadBurner large radius pipes on the bike. I went with the all black pipes, and man do they look great! I had read an earlier post that they fit rather poorly, and someone had to grind down the rear brake cover. I did not have that problem at all. Pipes went on nice and smooth. The right floorboard was a bit too close for my liking, so I put a few washers on the bolts to give me a little extra room.







Went for a 10 mile spin to burn them in. They sound great, loud with a great rumble to them. I got these from eBay via DirtOverstock. Great deal and greate service from them.

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They are very good looking pipes. I've been waiting since July for V & H pipes but think it is a lost cause.
Did you have to move the right hand side passenger foot peg?
 

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Nope, didn't even have to take it off.

One thing I'm having an issue with is the joint between the head pipes and the tailpipes. There is a little leak there top and bottom. Not much, but you can feel it if you put your hand near it. I've tightened the bolts as much as I can, I think now I may just need to loosen the headers and re-align the whole thing.

Other than that, it looks great and sound great! Really loving the pipes.

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They are very good looking pipes. I've been waiting since July for V & H pipes but think it is a lost cause.
Did you have to move the right hand side passenger foot peg?
 

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I'll post one tonight right after I re-adjust the pipes. I probably didn't line them up properly which is why I have the small leak between the header and the pipe!

Doc

Those pipes are sweet looking!, any chance you can post a sound clip?
 

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As Requested, sound clip/video of the new exhaust

Sorry for all the tools on the floor, I had just finished adjusting the header connection to the tail pipes. I've just about eliminated the little leak that was there. By the time the pipes warm up, the leak is gone, so I'm going to give it another 50 miles or so to really set the pipes in, and readjust as needed.




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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.

They sound as good as they look, do you have a programmer or just the pipes?
 

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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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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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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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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:D
 

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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.

Doc

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:D
 

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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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