9.22.2009

I think Im out....you tell me

Last week I got a wild hair and decided to try a new carb and exhaust combo just to see how much power I could gain back. Well after two nights in the garage I got it all dialed in. I've only ridden it a few miles this morning so its not completely tuned in but its running good. The new setup is an S&S Super E and a Thunder header, definitely a different feel, noticeably more pep through the power band. Here is my hang up though, I absolutely hate the way it looks. The previous exhaust was so short that it kept the bike very "Airy". Now I feel like I have a damn trailer on the back. As of this moment I am pretty sure I am going back to my previous setup cause I just cant get over the aesthetics of it. If for some odd ball reason I decide to keep the Thunder on then I will cut off the collector and kick it up at a 30-45 Degree angle, parallel with the rear triangle of the frame.

Looking for some feedback, hit me with your best shot.

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12 comments:

MUTINY said...

"I decide to keep the Thunder on then I will cut off the collector and kick it up at a 30-45 Degree angle, parallel with the rear triangle of the frame." Bolts Action.

I think you answered your own question! But keep the collector, shorten the length of the overall pipes and trow that forced intake back on! Just my 2 cents! F.N.' nice bike!

Ken said...

I agree.. kicking it up is the solution. Can't hurt to try, right?

Rob said...

i third that, keep the thunder header just cut it to the angle of your liking. as for the air cleaner it's a toss up for me, i dig the s&s looks over the force, but the force is supposed to be the shiz for an intake. regardless make sure you keep the thunder no matter how you cut it up!

motoguru. said...

i agree with everyone else on this one. the TH looks like poop, but you can't deny the performance it'll give you. cut that thing up and make it look good.

TRJJ said...

I'll I see is sparks on those right handers up East. Chop it or hock it!

Alex said...

Thunder, cut it up! I like your old air cleaner, better than the S&S

Stone said...

Dude, Hobbs. You're right. It looks like shit... so give me back my carb, and my offer on that pipe still stands... which gives you a pretty decent profit margin on the whole gig, yeah?

Jackieshan said...

I'd say keep the carb and cover, sell the pipes and make a custom exhaust to fit the bike better. Besides... how many people do you know that have the TH cut and angled up? Your bike's unique man... keep it that way. Sure you lose a little bit of horsepower, but is it really that much?

Sean said...

Alright Keep the damn T header. Do not change the head pipes it will effect performace. Kick the muff up if you must. You are running the best set up for performance. Everything else is flurf. I think I told you that at my shop already. Best carb best pipe. Don;t fuck it up. I will buy the pipe if you can't stand it. Fuck Steven.
P.S. S&S air cleaners work very well too. I have dynoed them all.

Sean said...

oh Yeh it I'll take a ugly fast bike over a good lookin slow one any day.

Sean said...

Sorry can't seem to get it all in one post. Forcewinders make power. They also suck water bad if you get caught in the rain. They move air unpredictably and are a bit tricky to tune. + I put about 4000 of them on Bigdogs (enough said). Shit can it and keep the s&s.
Fact not bullshit. That's my 2 cents.

andy said...

i think the s&s filter/carb setup looks ten times better. the old one looks to drag style for your street dirt bike. as for the pipes.... i would shorten the length of the head pipes a tad maybe 3 inches to bring the collector forward on the bike. then i would kick it up to match the angle of the lower rail on the sub frame, that will solve jeremys scraping issues and give you more of that dirt bike look. i doubt youwill loose much powere off of those little changes especialy in realtion to the old pipe you were running.