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post #611 of 626 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 01:39 PM
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I would also be willing to donate. I think the Motone X pipe is the last one in need of dyno testing, correct?
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post #612 of 626 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 07:15 PM
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Was there ever a dyno run posted of the Motone X pipe vs the Meerkat?
As I have stated before, I always have a crossflow pipe available for genuine independent comparison testing and you don't have to pool your resources to get it.

My preference is for testing with the Thruxton R, because that has the greatest potential for measurable gains, and believing this should, trickle down through the models with similar percentage gains across the range.

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I don't need any dyno runs to know what a big improvement that the Meerkat and open stock mufflers have done to the performance of my Thruxton, it was a completely different bike after the install, took only a short ride for the ECU to adap for the change, the reason I went for Meerkat was not far from me, I checked out the other brands from my local Triumph shops and on the internet and the read ups about what everyone was saying about them and most important on the quality of workmanship and the Meerkat won hands down, anyway thanks Peter and I would have no problems recommending Meerkat to anyone, whether they listen who knows and my Thruxton looks stock with the stock mufflers except for the bigger opening

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I don't need any dyno runs to know what a big improvement that the Meerkat and open stock mufflers have done to the performance of my Thruxton, it was a completely different bike after the install, took only a short ride for the ECU to adap for the change, the reason I went for Meerkat was not far from me, I checked out the other brands from my local Triumph shops and on the internet and the read ups about what everyone was saying about them and most important on the quality of workmanship and the Meerkat won hands down, anyway thanks Peter and I would have no problems recommending Meerkat to anyone, whether they listen who knows and my Thruxton looks stock with the stock mufflers except for the bigger opening



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I just got to installing the motone xpipe on my 16 TTR. Wasn't too bad. Took my time, (it only has 300 miles on it and I still baby it) I am definitely not a fan of the gaping holes I have now....lol I went with the xpipe without the mounts. I'm going to go with this to cover up that gap. (I believe)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Evotech-Per...-/173984508498


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I hadn't realised before but the motone actually has more welding than my Crossflow pipe.

I love the no hangers," I WONDER WHERE THEY GOT THAT IDEA FROM....." ( he says sarcastically )

I still have a design question around the switchback curve creating a soft entry, resulting in turbulence and pulse bleed at that critical extraction event point.
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I hadn't realised before but the motone actually has more welding than my Crossflow pipe.

I love the no hangers," I WONDER WHERE THEY GOT THAT IDEA FROM....." ( he says sarcastically )

I still have a design question around the switchback curve creating a soft entry, resulting in turbulence and pulse bleed at that critical extraction event point.
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The Motone just looks odd to me. Plus itís hard to see how they could get all those welds perfectly smooth inside. Iím with @Ashman re the Meerkat. I started with V&H pipes for very little gain but adding the Meerkat made an enormous improvement. Give me an exhaust specialist design over a general accessory seller any day.
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post #617 of 626 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 07:25 PM
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First time mechanic but here goes.. For completing the decat I'll need to torque the bolts back up. Not sure about the torque spec on this one.

On the Speed Twin there are 3 Bolts for the crankcase front mounting ( 1 silver and 2 black). Anyone know the nm spec for these 3 bolts?

The Thruxton R manual shows only a single 'Bolt (to crankcase front mounting)' spec'd to 105 nm.

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The frame rail to the crank case is correct at 105 Nm.

If the other three are the frame rail bolts (one at the top front and two at the bottom rear) I torqued them to 40 Nm iirc.
Just checked the manual. Cradle to frame mounting bolts 40 Nm.


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Does the Meerkat logo piece fill in the front of the space where the original guard used to hide?
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Does the Meerkat logo piece fill in the front of the space where the original guard used to hide?
No. If thatís important for you there are other x pipes available that enable fitment of that guard, but may sacrifice performance. You could drop @meerkat a line and see if he can accomodate that.
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