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post #2 of 15 Old 04-07-2012, 03:15 PM
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forgot a ] there at the end....



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Looks great, especially the blacked out engine!

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Very nice! Those headers look great!

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It looks great!

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Looks great, especially the blacked out engine!
i kno right.... why does everywhere else in the world get the cool differences!

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post #8 of 15 Old 04-08-2012, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Gettin' loads of comments about the black engine. Seems the black treatment was peculiar to UK bikes just before the bike was deleted in '08 due to poor sales. Shame on all those that didn't buy one of these little beauties! Don't worry guys it will get plenty of TLC.

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Looks like the USA was the only market not to get the black engine at the end of the run. But you got black side covers.

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Yeah the black covers were what I was looking out for in sales ads to indicate a late model. When this one showed up it was unexpected but I remember thinking it looked pretty sharp. Gotta sort the tail out now though...

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how does she sound?

I go back forth between the awesome open space between rear wheel/cowl of the low exhaust vs. having pipes high and tight under the seat.

Who cares? YOUR bike looks fantastic!

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Hey Nesty thanks for the comments, I wasn't sold on the low look but it worked out cheaper to buy the system as you see it than to buy to quality cans. No brainer! Oh boy.. the performance gains are just what the doctor ordered.
Funny you should ask how it sounds....for added aural pleasure I took the hose off for the air intake flap & blocked it off. Above 6k seems to be the giggle zone! The intake & can get all snarly & raspy...makes the hairs on your neck stand to attention!!! To say I'm enjoying life with the Hornet is a massive understatement, I'm lovin' it...let the summer begin

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Hey Nesty thanks for the comments, I wasn't sold on the low look but it worked out cheaper to buy the system as you see it than to buy to quality cans. No brainer! Oh boy.. the performance gains are just what the doctor ordered.
Funny you should ask how it sounds....for added aural pleasure I took the hose off for the air intake flap & blocked it off. Above 6k seems to be the giggle zone! The intake & can get all snarly & raspy...makes the hairs on your neck stand to attention!!! To say I'm enjoying life with the Hornet is a massive understatement, I'm lovin' it...let the summer begin
What you've done there is what we call the "Flapper mod".

Have you done a PAIR valve removal?

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Hi goog', yeah I'm up to speed with it all thanks to you & your video..the kit's on it's way from TPO but as an interim I pulled off the hose & blanked it off. When it arrives I'll be following your video to the letter. I did about 30 miles on the bike in stock trim but as I've done all the key mods, I think?, together I couldn't single out the benefits of each step in isolation. The bike now seems to be showing all the attitude so carefully hidden away by auntie H.

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Hi goog', yeah I'm up to speed with it all thanks to you & your video..the kit's on it's way from TPO but as an interim I pulled off the hose & blanked it off. When it arrives I'll be following your video to the letter. I did about 30 miles on the bike in stock trim but as I've done all the key mods, I think?, together I couldn't single out the benefits of each step in isolation. The bike now seems to be showing all the attitude so carefully hidden away by auntie H.
The flapper mod just helps the engine breath a bit better on deceleration. The PAIR valve will completely remove, if not significantly reduce, any 'pops' from the exhaust on hard deceleration. At least it did for me. It won't do anything for power gain/loss; other than the pound or two of weight savings.

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