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I put the can on today. It looks nice and sounds better - a deeper, angrier blat. I rode it 2 miles and really have no good impression of how the bike responds. It was 22 F outside and I wasn't prepared to conduct a bona fide shake-down run. Here a few pics for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Stock vs FMF

FMF alone


Slip-on end (oval to round)

On the bike

Closer version

From the top

From the back (And yes, that is my wife's Bonneville in the background)
 

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how's she sound?
 

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The sound is a deeper, bass-like timbre. When I removed the stock pipe, I couldn't see light through it. On the new pipe, it's easy to see straight through. The baffling is...well, baffling. It's perforated stainless steel in a square shape. Kind of weird, if you ask me. The bike takes longer to warm up. (Maybe not the pipe's fault given the frosty weather outside.)

After my short ride, upon further reflection, I think the bike is peaky. More hp when it gets in the proper rpm band - like a 2 stroke only less so. The motor revs faster, that much I am sure of. A full report will have to wait until the weather changes from Arctic to just plain cold.

I didn't check the weight difference on scales. Instead, I handed my wife the stock pipe - which she held with two hands, then the FMF - which she palmed with one. She made the comment "Wow, that's really light." The joy of titanium.

Cost was more than reasonable - $248.04 delivered from Cycle Depot in LA, CA. The only thing I don't like is the gray plastic band underneath the clamp. Quality is good, I don't like the color.

Sometimes I think I'm cheaper than Cheapbastard himself.
 
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