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Old 04-28-2010, 05:50 PM
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exhaust slip-ons -- budget $750

these seem to fall under this ballpark $:

Jardine Rt-1
TBR M5
Devils
Leo

I'll either do titanium or carbon. What is best bang for the buck?
Looking for solid quality in a high mount style, good bassy rumble and little performance boost sharp look too. I know there is a lot of threads on this subject and it's personal preference but I want opinions .
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Originally Posted by Blueracer View Post
these seem to fall under this ballpark $:

Jardine Rt-1
TBR M5
Devils
Leo

I'll either do titanium or carbon...
I've read a couple of posts saying that carbon cans do not hold up well to the exhaust pulses of the big twin. Anyone else have comments on that?

JB
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:24 AM
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I'm leaning towards titanium. More concerned about overall solid quality between manufactures and not abnoxious but good mean bassy rumble.
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I've read a couple of posts saying that carbon cans do not hold up well to the exhaust pulses of the big twin. Anyone else have comments on that?

JB
I have heard the same thing, although not restricted to twins. The vibrations in the support collar will ware a hole in the case. I would go with the titanium ones.
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If it's just the support collar couldn't you just put in a shim to keep it from rubbing, or do the rivets in the end caps wear as well?
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:21 PM
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Read an article in Cycle News about Akrapovic and the company's founder...in the article the founder states that carbon cans do not last as long as Ti and are only slightly lighter...

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In all cans the rivets wear after long enough time... And in all cans that have carbonfiber without an internal skin of some sort the cf "wears out" through heat cycling and vibration/engine pulses after a while... I have seen cf cans more or less burnt through... I have also seen them crack and the resin crumble from the heat/vibration... Those where soft enough to mostly fall apart when you pushed at them with a finger...

cf is good for a lot of things... Slip-ons are in my mind not one of them... I prefer aluminium or Ti...

On the other hand I have also witnessed an alu can that separated blowing the end piece out from a backfire... But that was probably due to weakened rivets...
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am gonna put the TB M5 on mine. (Titanium) u know to match the frame,
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Originally Posted by residentg View Post
I've read a couple of posts saying that carbon cans do not hold up well to the exhaust pulses of the big twin. Anyone else have comments on that?

JB
true, my mates TL-R used to destroy carbon cans.
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My Yoshimura RS-3 Zyclone carbon-fibre slip-ons have over 50,000 km (35,000 miles) on them and have had absolutely no problems.

On a sidenote, I just found out Yoshimura now offers an RS-3C version which has carbon-fibre cone-shaped endcaps in addition to the RS-3 spigot-type endcap version that I have.
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In my experience, the carbons look great, but if there is any movement or excessive vibration, you've got problems. The carbon fabric is not the intial problem, it's the resin, once that fails, the exhaust will then ultimately blow through the carbon fiber material. For long life, Ti or AL are the way to go.
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thanks fellas went with TBR M5 titanium hi mt (arrive wed!) they were a bitch to find
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the questions remains will I have to rejet them...
I had it Dyno rejetted last season with OEM (few drill holes) & dropped in a BMC filter.
Hope is doesn't need it ($$$)
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You probably will have to - ride it first and see. The TBRs (real nice BTW!) flow better than stock pipes.
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Guy I had the TBR installed they look/sound great. I am concerned the exhaust smell is little stronger than normal. I went for a 30min ride yesterday it kind of has a richer smell may be nothing - should I be concerned?
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Guy I had the TBR installed they look/sound great. I am concerned the exhaust smell is little stronger than normal. I went for a 30min ride yesterday it kind of has a richer smell may be nothing - should I be concerned?
You're now up to asking the same question in 3 separate threads...... not good form.
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