My order from BC came in today with my new shinny Predator Exhaust. As I was unpacking them I noticed a little black oddly shaped piece . What is this for ? I will post a pic if needed.
The Mod Illness is a nasty thing !! I will PM you with a few stock & aftermarket items that I my be interesting in selling.redrider, I see you are in London - I'm in Waterloo with a recently repaired salvaged '04 red thruxton. I notice that you have done some mods - any parts you want to get rid of?? I'm just starting my mods and we both know the difficulty getting parts in Canada and the expense of ordering from the states! This is just me trolling for some cheaper, close-by parts.
Hey RedriderAfter reading the posts I thought I understood what I needed to do. When I looked at the stock mufflers and compared them to the BC Preds I was more confused than ever ?
The stock left side muffler has a built in bump stop. The Pred dose not .Is this were the little black oddly shaped piece comes into play ?
I also noticed that the mounting holes were not the same ? I figured that I needed to remove the rubber inserts from the stock ones and use them on the Preds ? Not so.
The only other question I have is. When you mount the mufflers up to the down pipes do I need to seal/glue them ?
I am sending my down pipes off to be ceramic coated ,and have 10inchs of snow to deal with right know. Your most likely going to be mounting yours before I do.Would love to hear how the install goes. I just ordered my preds last week and they should be here in a few days!
Redrider, where'd you end up sending your pipes to be coated? I'm still on the fence whether I just polish 'em up and "learn to love the blue" or shoot 'em out to Jet-Hot, Performance Kote, etc.I am sending my down pipes off to be ceramic coated ,and have 10inchs of snow to deal with right know. Your most likely going to be mounting yours before I do.
I had two local places to choose from for ceramic/powder coatings. I was also on the fence with what I wanted to do with my down pipes.Redrider, where'd you end up sending your pipes to be coated? I'm still on the fence whether I just polish 'em up and "learn to love the blue" or shoot 'em out to Jet-Hot, Performance Kote, etc.
This subject has been mentioned in many previous threads but you won't get much performance increase with just the Preds only - it really needs to be done in conjunction with improved airflow to the carbs i.e. if you don't allow more air in, the Preds will only exhaust the same as the standard mufflers with less back pressure and more noise. A lot more, believe me! If you don't improve the airflow in then there's no point in rejetting either. So best bang for the buck either remove or modify the airbox - I did, and it's a huge improvement in performance, sound and fun!I just ordered mufflers and new jets. The airbox will be next. I am in atlanta but from what I've heard lately it is suppose to get very cold here in the next few days. I'll probably wait until the end of March to put them on. This will probably change once there sitting around staring at me in my condo.