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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Beetles with D&D Slip-ons

I'm wondering if anyone is using these two products together?

I'm about ready to order the beetle bags for my 2010 R3 but when I called both Corbin and D&D, I didn't get anywhere with them as far as fitment goes. Neither one of them could tell me if the bags would fit over these pipes. I'm a little disappointed that D&D couldn;t even tell me if there was a difference in profile with their pipes, especially since I bought them.

Has anyone installed both? They look like they should work but it is an expensive risk to order these only to run into fitment problems.

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I'm wondering if anyone is using these two products together?

I'm about ready to order the beetle bags for my 2010 R3 but when I called both Corbin and D&D, I didn't get anywhere with them as far as fitment goes. Neither one of them could tell me if the bags would fit over these pipes. I'm a little disappointed that D&D couldn;t even tell me if there was a difference in profile with their pipes, especially since I bought them.

Has anyone installed both? They look like they should work but it is an expensive risk to order these only to run into fitment problems.

Thanks in advance.
Hey loanstar I saw you posted this on all the other forums and I have not paid attention to whether you got a answer or not. I do not know but am wondering why you are choosing the DD slip ons or any other slip ons period. Unless you not looking to add Horse power. My advice to you would be to plerge a little more and buy a good power adder for a pipe. You can get more out of your stocker and then if you ever want to add real horse power to the bike you will have already purchased a good pipe ahead of time. The OEM header is verry restricting. you can buy a pipe that will produce 160 to 165 hp . I know of two but believe only one will fit with the beetle bags.



I just seen a Rocket Touring produce 165 hp and 165 ftlbs. of torque wit this pipe. With tune boy for tuning. I am sure with a little more tweaking you could get even closer to 170 hp.

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I actually bought the bike with the D&D slip-ons already on it and there's plenty of HP. But, as it turns out the bags will fit nicely. I bought them through a dealer in case there are any issues. I've read a lot of bad stories about dealing with Corbin direct and the dealer is also arranging for much cheaper shipping for me. Corbin wanted $550.00 to get them over the border which is absurd.

Hopefully I have the bags by March as we can't start riding up here until April.
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I was just browsing through all the forum's Warp9.9,this Rocket look's like it has a belt driven turbo and nice after market header possibly manufactured by John Carrpenter of drag racing fame.It's a very clean sleeper set-up right?Pretty sure I see a boost gauge mounted to the handlbar's.That's a Rocket for sure!
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I was just browsing through all the forum's Warp9.9,this Rocket look's like it has a belt driven turbo and nice after market header possibly manufactured by John Carrpenter of drag racing fame.It's a very clean sleeper set-up right?Pretty sure I see a boost gauge mounted to the handlbar's.That's a Rocket for sure!
Well my friend your are close in both accounts. The difference being it is a belt driven Supercharger which is basically the same thing only different driven methods and the speed in which it spools up/ The turbo driven by exhaust gas pressur espools up much faster but falls off quicker it is done before 6000 rpms. I think a larger turbo is needed but I admit to not being a turbo expert. The header and megaohine were built by Bob Carpenter of Carpenter Racing and is sweet brings the most power to even a stock rocket. in Fact they tuned a R3T with tuneboy to 265 HP at 7500 rpms and believe with more fiddlign they could reach 170 easy. torque was at 162 or 163 if I remember right. The end cap and baffle I found on my own but Carpenter Racing can source them also. As for the beast she has a little hestitation in fourth gear around 184 but I shift her into fifth gear and she pulls right out of it like a frieght train.
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Well, I just did it, I spent $1500.00 for the carpenter heard with 3 into one megaphone. I also just purchased that 3rd party cruise control as well and I'm putting the power commander on as well as an K & N filter system. I do have a question though, I was asked by the company I purchased the cruise control from to take of the side cover and determine whether I had a canister or not. Does anyone know with me having to go through that? I have the 2011 Rocket 3 Touring. Oh yeah, its good I'm single now, not sure the lady would have gone for this 3K plus spend. Have a great day all.
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I was looking into that 3rd party cruise control that you mentioned for my 2012 R3T. I know mine has it and I'm pretty sure that any Rocket destine for the states probably has that canister installed. The carbon canister for emissions takes up room that will be needed for the cruise computer. Everything is packed in that area pretty tight so removal of the canister is pretty much a given for the install as space in this area is a premium. I was also concerned about warranty issues if removed in addition to the expense. For the time being I opted for a throttle grip "End friction lock" for the time being. It's not a true cruise control but with the torque of the Rocket it hold speed pretty good around the Mid West states. I am planning on keeping the Rocket for awhile so I'm still thinking of investing in the cruise at a later date even with the modifications and expense.

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You guys understand this has more power than most cars on the road........
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The stock Rocket is a dog until you wake her up

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