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I have searched and not found a comparison of the meerkat x pipe vs cone engineering. Looking to put one of them on a street twin. Hoping some one can provide dyno charts, 1/4 mile times and or if there were any issues with quality of build. From what i have read on this forum meerkat is the only one with torque and HP gains but could not find anything on cone engineering which means cone is new making these or no one has had any issues with them.

Next anyone with LOTS of miles on the meerkat? curious how it has held up since it does not have the ability to be bolted to the frame?
 

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I have searched and not found a comparison of the meerkat x pipe vs cone engineering. Looking to put one of them on a street twin. Hoping some one can provide dyno charts, 1/4 mile times and or if there were any issues with quality of build. From what i have read on this forum meerkat is the only one with torque and HP gains but could not find anything on cone engineering which means cone is new making these or no one has had any issues with them.

Next anyone with LOTS of miles on the meerkat? curious how it has held up since it does not have the ability to be bolted to the frame?
Jsobell may have some comparison dynos with those two.

I've run the Meerkat on my Thruxton R for just about a year and half. I've had it on for 19 runs down the drag strip and on the street with no issues. I will be using the Meerkat on the bike at Bonneville next month.

I did do a dyno comparison between the Meerkat and Free Spirit. I found I got about 2.5 more horsepower with the Meerkat over the Free Spirit over the entire RPM range.

I also did a comparison at the drag strip between those two, 4 runs with Free Spirit and 3 runs with Meerkat with no other changes.

The Free Spirit average was 12.475 @ 107.81 mph, the Meerkat was 12.270 @ 110.65 mph.

I'm very satisfied with the Meerkat in terms of performance, build quality, and sound quality .

Here is a recent quarter mile run, and you can hear the sound from rider's standpoint.

 

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Good information. I much prefer 1/4 mile time comparisons over dyno results. I really like the sound of your bike in the video; is that the meerkat with stock mufflers?
 

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Good information. I much prefer 1/4 mile time comparisons over dyno results. I really like the sound of your bike in the video; is that the meerkat with stock mufflers?
These mufflers are Vance & Hines without db killers, most of the sound came from the Meerkat x pipe.

Just today Peter Meerkat and I were discussing making a set of Meerkat megaphone mufflers for me to run at Bonneville in a few weeks.

I will post one of these runs sometime in late August so you can see and hear these babies.

Due to the lateness on getting these Meerkats I probably won't get them on the dyno until September.
 

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Cannot comment on a comparison but I have the Meerkat xpipe on my Street Cup and super happy with the fit and finish, and the freeing up of the motor. Have retained the stock cans as I like the look and sound but have K&N filter and Polaris plenum. Love the angry growl.
 

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Maybe I'm seeing different x-pipes from Meekrat than what you guys are using but the ones I see don't have the mounting points like the original Cat and it would put all the weight of the x-pipe on the header pipes and the mufflers that seems like a formula for failure down the road of possibly stress cracks or even breaking at the header. This is what I have used on both my Streetwin and my T120 both bikes have over 14,000 miles on them.
 

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The reason for the mounting points on the stock cat is its so heavy and would put a lot of stress on the exhaust, the Meerkat weights bugger all and no need for mounting points to be welded on, the header pipes and mufflers are mounted pretty good and there be no stress on their mounting points from the Meerkat at all, I have been running my Thruxton for 15 months now with my Meerkat and ride every where even on rought roads and dirt roads and have had no problems at all, its still mounted solid from day one, have done 15k or more so far.
As well with the Meerkat the workmanship and the welds are all top quality looking at the pics of the other brands they don't even come close to the workmanship of the Meerkat and the Meerkat is all polished up and its ashame its hidden under the bike it looks so good, Peter at Meerkat is a true tradesman, I think you would have more problems with other decats compared to the workmanship of Meerkat.

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I'm not sure we can even get Meerkat here in North America without insane shipping from Australia- anyone know?
That's the rub. The Tec X-pipe fits fine and works well, and was a bit of a bargain at $179 with shipping included. It sure isn't the work of art that the Meercat is. I do like that the Tec allows retention of the guard plate, avoiding a large empty space where the cat was. I suggest careful study of how that plate is mounted before removing it.
 

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These mufflers are Vance & Hines without db killers, most of the sound came from the Meerkat x pipe.

Just today Peter Meerkat and I were discussing making a set of Meerkat megaphone mufflers for me to run at Bonneville in a few weeks.

I will post one of these runs sometime in late August so you can see and hear these babies.

Due to the lateness on getting these Meerkats I probably won't get them on the dyno until September.
I think I have the design sorted should be in the post Monday 15th and to you before the next weekend .
The result will one of three things, better, worse or the same...
 

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I’ve had my Meerkat xpipe now for over 16K miles. No leaks or problems. I found out here that it added some HP, while others didn’t. I thought the construction and look of it was better than others too. Sure it costs a little more but I felt it was worth it. I don’t mind paying more if I feel the product warrants it. I’ve never personally met Peter, but I think he’s a stand up guy.

I diligently research beforehand to try and avoid buyer’s remorse. I have no regrets..
 

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The reason for the mounting points on the stock cat is its so heavy and would put a lot of stress on the exhaust, the Meerkat weights bugger all and no need for mounting points to be welded on, the header pipes and mufflers are mounted pretty good and there be no stress on their mounting points from the Meerkat at all, I have been running my Thruxton for 15 months now with my Meerkat and ride every where even on rought roads and dirt roads and have had no problems at all, its still mounted solid from day one, have done 15k or more so far.
As well with the Meerkat the workmanship and the welds are all top quality looking at the pics of the other brands they don't even come close to the workmanship of the Meerkat and the Meerkat is all polished up and its ashame its hidden under the bike it looks so good, Peter at Meerkat is a true tradesman, I think you would have more problems with other decats compared to the workmanship of Meerkat.

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What he said!
 

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I think I have the design sorted should be in the post Monday 15th and to you before the next weekend .
The result will one of three things, better, worse or the same...
Outstanding! A month from today the time slips will be in hand.

Since the density of the altitude changes hourly and so does the salt and wind no two runs are the exactly the same.

However I will make back to back runs with the two systems without changing anything for an initial comparison.

I always start with the combinations that I believe will be the best : gearing, tire pressures, aerodynamics, mapping and exhausts.

I will be starting with the Meerkat exhaust!
 

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$340.00 AUD (aprox $235 USD) in your hands in 5 working days...
Mine will be here tomorrow! Only problem is I'm not past break in yet (not that I ride it easy or anything). Just wanted to get that first service done and recorded before I took the cat out. Need to ride more!

Looking forward to taking some nice pics of this masterpiece that everyone raves about. :grin2:
 

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Only problem is I'm not past break in yet (not that I ride it easy or anything). Just wanted to get that first service done and recorded before I took the cat out. Need to ride more!
That's my EXACT same issue … I'm not 100% sure yet that I'll wait until the first service is done to install the x-pipe. As I recall, it's also after the first month of ownership (or 1000 km, whichever comes first) and I'm technically there already at just over a month so I may actually book the service in next week.
 

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That's my EXACT same issue … I'm not 100% sure yet that I'll wait until the first service is done to install the x-pipe. As I recall, it's also after the first month of ownership (or 1000 km, whichever comes first) and I'm technically there already at just over a month so I may actually book the service in next week.
Don't know how it works there but I wouldn't want my first service to show a problem from factory that the dealer would say was caused by me changing the cat out. After that first scan though, and any updates, it should be fair game for the most part.
 

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I have heard all good about meerkat, and even seeing "meerkat" pop in on the post shows the passion for the industry. Thats a plus one for meerkat. I am just on the fence between cone engineering and meerkat.

My exhaust is brushed stainless. Meerkat offers 3 types, black, brushed, polished all the same price. Tha's yet another choice to make do i get brushed to match the rest of the exhaust or black to "hide" the x pipe from view, or possibly the polished for a reason i have not thought of?

Is there ever any kind of sale on the meerkats?
 

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I have heard all good about meerkat, and even seeing "meerkat" pop in on the post shows the passion for the industry. I am just on the fence between cone engineering and meerkat. Thats a plus one for meerkat.

My exhaust is brushed stainless. Meerkat offers 3 types, black, brushed, polished all the same price. Tha's yet another choice to make do i get brushed to match the rest of the exhaust or black to "hide" the x pipe from view, or possibly the polished for a reason i have not thought of?

Is there ever any kind of sale on the meerkats?
The x pipe is pretty much out of view unless your laying on your back and looking up towards the underside of the engine.

When I clean my bike I like polishing everything including the x pipe so I'm partial to the polished one, but otherwise any choice would be good .

I'll ask him about the price but I've found his prices to be more than fair and reasonable. The great part is I can get the piece I've order from him quicker from Australia than I can from 800 miles away.

I'm a supporter because there are not too many vendors who do what the say they will with great quality, pricing and delivery. It boils down to I trust Meerkat.
 
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