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post #1 of 29 Old 09-28-2012, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Where can I find some Japanese made Yoshimura pipes? I can find a few stores selling the ones made in US, but from what I understand the US made pipes are crap compared to the others. Anyone know where I can get my hands on these? Preferably the Titanium ones.

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post #2 of 29 Old 09-28-2012, 09:36 PM
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Where can I find some Japanese made Yoshimura pipes? I can find a few stores selling the ones made in US, but from what I understand the US made pipes are crap compared to the others. Anyone know where I can get my hands on these? Preferably the Titanium ones.
I didn't even know they made pipes in Japan,I thought they were all US made. I have and had some US made pipes from Yoshi and they seem to be top notch stuff. No problems at with them.

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Do they use different materials and dimensions on the JP builds? Or is it just a different quality control?

I didn't know there were Japanese versions either. If you can get a hold of Moriwaki and Satos new, sell the bike if you have to.

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Where can I find some Japanese made Yoshimura pipes? I can find a few stores selling the ones made in US, but from what I understand the US made pipes are crap compared to the others.
Yosh and crap are mutually exclusive.
I've never seen nor heard of anything Yosh that was not top shelf.
Including the TRSs on my 919 and the full systems on our GSX-Rs.
If anything has become crappish over time, it would the Satos.
The older stuff was better, that said based on posts I've seen right here on WT over time.

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If anything has become crappish over time, it would the Satos.
The older stuff was better, that said based on posts I've seen right here on WT over time.
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Where did you get this "understanding" about the quality of Yoshimura's, US made exhausts compared to Japanese made exhausts?

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mcromo is right regarding the satos. If the 2nd gen satos have not been serviced, prepare to do it yourself by ensuring you can get new cores direct from sato. If you cant, you'll have to opt for a custom set to be made. I got lucky with the fact that I was able to get my hands on some cores direct from sato.

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mcromo is right regarding the satos. If the 2nd gen satos have not been serviced, prepare to do it yourself by ensuring you can get new cores direct from sato. If you cant, you'll have to opt for a custom set to be made. I got lucky with the fact that I was able to get my hands on some cores direct from sato.
Sato still carries the core repack kit. I repacked mine recently and they had them in stock

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Sato still carries the core repack kit. I repacked mine recently and they had them in stock
they gave it to you for free, right? they better.

Yes, youshi is good. Have them on my DRZ, their RS2 system and it kicks ass

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No I bought them used

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Sato still carries the core repack kit. I repacked mine recently and they had them in stock
Good to know. I was informed the cores were limited. Were you given any information as to how available the cores will be?

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He said they had them in stock [email protected] is the contact email

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Where did you get this "understanding" about the quality of Yoshimura's, US made exhausts compared to Japanese made exhausts?
Can't remember where I heard it, but apparently Yoshimura USA exhausts are mass produced whereas Jap Yoshimura are hand made?

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Can't remember where I heard it, but apparently Yoshimura USA exhausts are mass produced whereas Jap Yoshimura are hand made?
Sounds a little strange. You might want to recheck your sources, as well as the idea that a handmade metal can is somehow better than mass pruduced.

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Can't remember where I heard it, but apparently Yoshimura USA exhausts are mass produced whereas Jap Yoshimura are hand made?
Hand made like melting steel handmade?

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I've been to Japan (Okinawa) a couple of times. Getting made in USA beats the heck out of a Japanese hand job any day of the week.

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I have Sato's on my 919 and Yoshi's on my RC51 now. I had Yoshi's on my 919 and Sato's Banzais on my RC51 in the past. In my opinion Satos are the best sounding exhaust period, much to loud on the RC51. The Yoshi's are some of the best made there is, you will sell your bike before the Yoshi's give up. There are virtually no replacement parts for Sato's. On the other hand Yoshi parts are just a phone call away. A stainless exhaust will last considerable longer then a light weight titanium exhaust for the street. The Sato's on the 919's are stainless except for the sleeve and for some the core.

With the Yen where it is. A hand my titanium exhaust will cost you almost as much as you bike is worth.

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He said they had them in stock [email protected] is the contact email
Is that just the repack material or included replacement cores?

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Is that just the repack material or included replacement cores?

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Its a serious question. I can't remember if he needed just the repack material or if his cores were rotted out as well.

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Its a serious question. I can't remember if he needed just the repack material or if his cores were rotted out as well.
Yep, I'm curious also, I will need to re-pack mine over the winter and if the cores are still available I may but an extra set for spares even though mine have already been replaced.

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So sato's have shitty cores?

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So sato's have shitty cores?
No. Just some gen II steel satos that were made with crap steel cores which rusted out after a period of time.

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