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Old 01-22-2010, 12:25 PM
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I am wanting to get rid of my stock pipe. If i got a straight pipe custom made, would it have to have the O2 sensor? or would a two bro pipe just be the best way?
 
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two bros...straight pipe would be a pain to tune
 
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by silverstonef4i View Post
two bros...straight pipe would be a pain to tune
not to mention sound like pure shyt!!!
 
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:50 PM
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Straight pipe, nah. I tried a home made exhaust tip on the header with a baffle in it. While it did sound good, although it was crazy loud, it ran extremely lean and would have required a dyno tune on the PC3 to get it to run right. Wasn't worth it to me because it was just too loud.

There are a couple good deals on ebay on Jardine slip ons. They have the fitting on the midpipe for the O2 sensor, which is needed on all '06 F4i's. '05 and earlier F4i's only had the O2 sensor on the California models. Jardine includes a plug for the fitting if your model didn't have the O2 sensor. I had a Jardine on mine before I put the Hindle full system on. They sound great.

If you don't mind losing your rear pegs, there's a carbon fiber hi mount Jardine on ebay for $218.68 shipped. This is crazy cheap for a carbon fiber slip on. Standard mount carbon fiber is usually close to $400 and hi mount costs more. If you want to keep your rear pegs, there's also a polished standard mount slip on for $199 shipped.

carbon fiber hi mount jardine

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Old 01-22-2010, 03:56 PM
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They actually make a bracket so you can keep your rear pegs for a hi mount.
 
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:58 PM
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Yes, they're about $20 from Hindle. I don't know who else makes them. Using them on the banana seat F4i's though, requires cutting the tail cowl, elongating the bolt holes in the hanger bracket, buying an extra rear peg and then cutting both of them, shortening the spacer tubes, etc. I've been there, done that, and it's a PITA. The rear pegs are different and have different bolt spacing between the split seat and banana seat models. 04-06 tail cowl covers the peg bolts and the cowl actually bolts to the peg. It can be done, but takes a lot of fabrication.
 

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Old 01-22-2010, 04:58 PM
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Please don't put a strait pipe on. I know v-twins sound sweet with them, but inline 4's don't. You'd also need to wear earplugs all the time as they're painfully loud.

Yog182 is right. Highmount exhausts have a spacer so you can still use your stock pegs with one, just like this.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...dak3107311.jpg
 
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:19 PM
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Well...i would say that answers my question...where are good deals on 2 bro pipe?

ive only been able to find $400.00

I have an 06 f4i...any opinions on best sounding and quality?
 
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:37 AM
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scorpion carbon fiber ftw. no remapping, retuning, etc. and it's got a deep tone to it, it doesn't sound like a toy.
 
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