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Old 07-30-2007, 09:09 AM   #1
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...scratched my ******* PIPE

*yea dammit, I'm STILL * :BangHead::BangHead::BangHead: So I am considering a few different options here. 1) Buy a new one. Well, I would but the pipe is not functionally damaged, only aesthetically. 2) Make it a shorty pipe. Well, that's more or less what I am leaning toward doing but aside from not knowing anyone who can do it (Jeremy n Clay are working on that for me), I have my apprehension's...mostly in terms of performance, do I lose performance with a shorty pipe? For those of you that are knowledgeable on the subject, how much am I looking at spending?
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:13 AM   #3
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...oh yea n one more thing, anybody that wants to donate an unscathed Yoshimura TRS plaque w/ or w/o the rivets, I'll gladly take it...
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:13 AM   #4
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pics or there is not scratch!
Not a good idea, I get livid errr time I see that ****in' thing...just thinkin' about it me off :BangHead:
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i hear ya, i just scratched my headlight farring putting my bike into a friends apartment


back wheel slid on some thing and the front end went right into the kitchen counter.......

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Old 07-30-2007, 09:19 AM   #6
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i hear ya, i just scratched my headlight farring putting my bike into a friends apartment


back wheel slid on some thing and the front end went right into the kitchen counter.......

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Yup, I was going to a friend of mines spot n her f***in' railing was sticking out waaaaayyyyy further than I obviously thought it would OR should and bada boom bada ****in' bing, SCRATCH N DENT. :BangHead: It was raining hard so I blame the stupid rain for the ish...
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ah...the pain us bikers see....:BangHead:
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:51 AM   #8
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sorry

My suggestion is let it go, brings personalty to the bike.
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Typically with a shorter can, you'll lose some low end / mid range throttle response. It'll mostly effect partial throttle acceleration.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:56 AM   #11
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Typically with a shorter can, you'll lose some low end / mid range throttle response. It'll mostly effect partial throttle acceleration.
hmm...good to know that. Someone else actually said the opposite n now I'm confused. Both of you are bike saavy... He said I'd lose top end performance...might just have to go with the new can...
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It's an R1. I doubt you will notice anything on the street.
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It's an R1. I doubt you will notice anything on the street.
Yeah but if I lose low end torque or throttle response, I won't be happy. That's actually one of the things I love about my bike, it's low end. Not much into the high end thing cuz I hate gettin' up past 140 (and even then that's too much but sometimes it's necessary)...so if I lose high end, koo...low end, no dice...:eh:
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chit happens, save your money for something else unless is a showroom bike.
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Think about it logically. Less back pressure means less velocity.

Your R1 has 5 valves. Because of the valve area caused by the 3 intake valves, your bike doesn't have a lot of intake velocity at low rpm's as it is, it's one of the reasons Yamaha went with the EXUP valve in '89, long before it became popular.

In my experience, the R1 is VERY sensitive to exhaust changes / tuning.

Think ricer Civic with a sewer pipe for an exhaust, it loses all of it's low end / mid-range.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:11 AM   #16
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Yea, see this is what I'm beginning to think too. It's only aesthetics n it's definately not a show bike...kinda durty lately actually, been needing a wax som'n terrible...I was thinking I'd spend like $50-$60 which is fine, but I ain't buying a brand new system for something so vain and inconsequential. N I won't do the shorty thing cuz I am not into hindering performance for the sake of looks. Agreed bruh...
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Yea, see this is what I'm beginning to think too. It's only aesthetics n it's definately not a show bike...kinda durty lately actually, been needing a wax som'n terrible...I was thinking I'd spend like $50-$60 which is fine, but I ain't buying a brand new system for something so vain and inconsequential. N I won't do the shorty thing cuz I am not into hindering performance for the sake of looks. Agreed bruh...
I don't know about polishing metals well, but maybe it could be polished?
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Think about it logically. Less back pressure means less velocity.

Your R1 has 5 valves. Because of the valve area caused by the 3 intake valves, your bike doesn't have a lot of intake velocity at low rpm's as it is, it's one of the reasons Yamaha went with the EXUP valve in '89, long before it became popular.

In my experience, the R1 is VERY sensitive to exhaust changes / tuning.

Think ricer Civic with a sewer pipe for an exhaust, it loses all of it's low end / mid-range.
Makes alot more sense when you break it down. I think I'll just stick with the pipe I have now, it'd seemingly be pretty foolish to shorten it and even more stupid, in terms of financial decision making, to buy a new system because I have a scratch on it...thanks fellas!

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Nah, I have the Titanium...nothing I can do there short of de-rivetting it, taking out the housing and banging out the dent, waaaayy more work than what it's worth...
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Nah, I have the Titanium...nothing I can do there short of de-rivetting it, taking out the housing and banging out the dent, waaaayy more work than what it's worth...
ohhh ok, i thought it was just a scratch.
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