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Thread: Pipes And Air

  1. #16
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    Midnight Roadliner
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    Norway ME
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    I will say this I road the demo that we have and I broke the bike in.I put the cobra pipes on and it make a difference.First gear was num now it's not.

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  3. #17
    Puddle Runner
    My Bike(s)
    Yamaha Stratoliner Midnight Honda Valkyrie
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    http://www.tughilltomorrowlandtrust.org/region.htm
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    Cool air is good.

    What he's sayin' though (at Patrick) is that most of the boost in power was because of the air kit and the new EFI map.

    I will be touring on mine and would love more power without more noise.

    An air kit and a Power Commander are also much cheaper
    than an air kit,a Power Commander,and a new exhaust.

    I'll spend the xtra loot on gas,tires,brakes,food,beer,etc.

    I think the bike already makes great power and I love the sound above 2500.

    Below 2500 it sounds a little too quiet.

    Lucky for me that I spend most of my ride around that "magic" 2500.

    JJ
    I don't care what you ride as long as you RIDE !

    JJ

  4. #18
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    Midnight Roadliner
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    Norway ME
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    I would make sure that you go have the bike dino if your going to put the pc on.What I like about the cobra box there is no map. You can tune it your self and it is cheaper.$224.95

  5. #19
    Puddle Runner
    My Bike(s)
    Yamaha Stratoliner Midnight Honda Valkyrie
    Location
    http://www.tughilltomorrowlandtrust.org/region.htm
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    375

    Cool Plug n Play

    The Patrick Air Kit can come with a mapped by them Power Commander.

    They are quoting a price on the expensive model that you can connect to your pc and load any map that you want for any combination of pipe/air !

    Other places sell 'em cheaper as well like :

    Fuel Moto USA - Power Commanders - Exhaust

    This is a future thing for me anyway.
    I want a few more thousand miles at least on her before I would do any of this.

    I ride my old honda this time of year because our roads get so bad.

    My next in line farkle is the Corbin bags:

    Corbin Motorcycle Seats & Accessories | Yamaha Roadliner & Stratoliner | 800-538-7035

    I sold my stock ones on ebay and I'll be buyin' the Corbins in 6 - 10 weeks.
    I don't care what you ride as long as you RIDE !

    JJ

  6. #20
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    2006 Raodliner S, Artic White
    Location
    Alabaster, AL
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    I went with Cobra Longs for two reasons:
    1. I didn't like the look of the stock torpedo exhaust system.
    2. PCIII only had mapping for the Cobra longs at the time.

    I plan on going with the Patrick Racing intake system and then getting it custom mapped on a dyno.

  7. #21
    Puddle Runner
    My Bike(s)
    Yamaha Stratoliner Midnight Honda Valkyrie
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    http://www.tughilltomorrowlandtrust.org/region.htm
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    Wink No Dyno's

    We don't have any dyno's where I live:

    The Tug Hill Region

    I like the stock pipes for touring.and 'cause they don't scrape on the pavement.
    I'm going to do the air kit and PCIII and have me a sleeper.
    The pipes don't add that much power just more noise.
    It's the air kit that makes the real power.

    JJ
    I don't care what you ride as long as you RIDE !

    JJ

  8. #22
    Seat Tester
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    Houston
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    I'll spend the xtra loot on gas,tires,brakes,food,beer,etc.
    BEEEEr

  9. #23
    Clunked into first gear
    My Bike(s)
    06 Roadliner
    Location
    South East Michigan
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    219
    I was at Bike week and talked with the engineer that was one of the state side group. He said don't change the air filters unless you plan to clean them every week. Don't waste the money on a electronic pack. The pack on the bike is just like the one you buy. Yamaha's pack is fully adjustable. Don't change the exhaust unless you want more noise. You get very little HP gain changing any of the things. Most people loose HP. As for the popping it will never go away.

    Willie
    Last edited by WillieWherry; 03-13-2007 at 03:37 PM.

  10. #24
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    Has anyone done a before and after dyno test, or is this guy ( engineer ) just trying to protect himself and Yamaha ( blowing smoke )?

  11. #25
    Clunked into first gear
    My Bike(s)
    06 Roadliner
    Location
    South East Michigan
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    219
    According to the engineer and he seams to know what he is talking about. The motor is darn near maxed out. And you won't gain much if any by doing the changes. The Yamaha air filter is far superior to the after market K&N and the K&N will let dirt into the motor if not kept clean. He designed the bike, he should know. If you run without the valve you just mess up the computer. The other control just tries and fool the map censor and messes up the fuel flow. I don't know, but I'm not going to change it for only a couple HP. The bike is fast enough to get any rider into trouble and noise does not make it faster.

    Willie




















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  12. #26
    Puddle Runner
    My Bike(s)
    Yamaha Stratoliner Midnight Honda Valkyrie
    Location
    http://www.tughilltomorrowlandtrust.org/region.htm
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    375

    Cool Stock Pipes Rock

    From another board :

    "I spoke with Nigel Patrick at Daytona for about 15 minutes and showed him my bike with the PR BAK, Roadhouse slipon + shark fin tip with the baffle removed, and PC III. He told me a few things:

    1. The greatest power combination he has found is PR BAK + PCIII + stock exhaust. Yes, he tried the Vance & Hines which was just slightly lower in horsepower. He did not use the Fuel Pak.

    2. He has not tested the Roadhouse slipon.

    3. Other unnamed pipes (he didn't want to create any illwill with other manufacturers) lost as much as 10 horsepower compared to stock + BAK."

    JJ
    I don't care what you ride as long as you RIDE !

    JJ

  13. #27
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    hi, new here.
    06 roadliner s, pearl white, tsukayu leather covered hard bags, rear fender rack (to replace seat), road lights.

    on the road lights, replaced the lower bulb w/hipower led which is used for turn signals.

    purchased take off stock muffler, removed the cat & center baffle, (assuming that the exup valve would control the back pressure as needed.

    now air cleaner is due for replacement...any experience out there k&n panel replacement vs big air kit ? possible later will do power-commander (or similar)

    thanks

  14. #28
    Puddle Runner
    My Bike(s)
    Yamaha Stratoliner Midnight Honda Valkyrie
    Location
    http://www.tughilltomorrowlandtrust.org/region.htm
    Posts
    375

    Wink Big Air

    DON'T free up the air intake unless you do the PCIII or similar AT THE SAME TIME !
    Your motor will lean out too much and you will BURN IT UP !


    JJ
    I don't care what you ride as long as you RIDE !

    JJ

  15. #29
    In Training
    My Bike(s)
    2007 Vulcan Nomad 1600
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    131

    Cool

    I had a 2005 650 V-star classic and had my Yamaha dealership put on a Kuryakyn twin velocity air cleaner & Hard Krome Big streight pipes & jetted the carb. I got alittle more low end BUT I left the top end at the shop because I lost about 15mph off the top.

  16. #30
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    Once in a while if you play poker long enough you'll get 4 aces, for me it was Roadliner, Patrick's BAK, Techlusion and Roadhouse Brand Classic pipes, what a setup WOW. This bike now hauls ass, it was fast before, but what a difference, HELLO.

    The first mods I did was the BAK and Techlusion, nothin to jump up about but when I added the Roadhouse pipes I was shocked, Oh my. I should have bet the farm.


 

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