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My 02 800 Classic, Rejetted, Cobra Slashcuts, Painted myself in my garage, 150 rear tire, 2" risers, Cobra seat, Billet mirrors, Baron tank extension, forward controls. I had the belt drive and didn't like it, so I went back to chain with smaller sprockets.
 

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anyone know if its bad to put straight pipes on?
You can most likely install straight pipes with no problems if you do not mess with the air intake... at worst you would have to re-jet the carb. I had a 1995 800a with straight pipes... man was it loud... almost to excess... I ended up installing some short baffles in the pipes to tone it down a bit... it has a stock air box, but had been re-jetted... spark plugs always looked good on it.
 

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+1 straight or Drag pipes dont offer much if any back pressure so they tend to be used on drag bikes and cars that run at wide open throtle all the time .. best results when you have a unrestricted air intake .. all this will require re jetting of the carb/s or mapping for increased air flow.

You will get increased air in, more fuel in and this requires unrestricted exhaust.. = increase in power..

hope this helps
 

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xtrout!! where in the heck did you get those pipes man? ive been looking for pipes like that for my 1995 800 but i cant find them anywhere. my buddy has pipes like that on his 883 sporty but it aint a vulcan. haha -chris
 

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i keep hearing re-jetting, what does tht mean exactly. sorry bit new to this.
It's basically a fuel metering orfice inside a carb, the larger the jet the more fuel that can get to the motor, but this only needs done if other mods have been done to increase air flow and exhaust flow. My old 1995 800a had straight pipes, but used the stock air box with a high flow filter, and was re-jetted... all of which was done by a previous owner... so can't really tell you how much power increase was noticed, but I know it was done right because of how the spark plugs would look when removed (no black- too much fuel or no graying that would indicate to lean and too much heat) a nice light brown and very clean with little to no build up.
 
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Here is my 03 i have recently added a forkbag and radiator flame grill
 

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Here I am following JD again. He always gets his bike on before I do, he's a tough act to follow.
98 with sportster mufflers, aluminum wheels/tubeless tires. Ham radio equipped, Sirius also!

 
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