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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-21-2015, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys, I need some urgent help with ordering a new set of pipes. I am mid build on my Highball and i've got the cams in, Torque tubes and pcv on but went to fit the pipes (Freedom Sharp Curve) and they don't bloody fit! The pipes I have are for a Hammer/Jackpot! I was told they were for a narrow tyre bike but apparently not. Can't even send them back to the guy I got them off as I have had them ceramic coated in 1050 degree coating to get the finish perfect! Arrrgh!

Anyway, I need new pipes. My builder in the UK said now is the time to get better pipes since I am buying them again. He said he is worried that the Freedom Sharp Curve will leave too much on the table and will be a bit of a waste since I have the best cams and torque tubes already. He thinks I should get the Thor but I think it looks a bit ordinary compared to Freedoms or Bassani Pro St Turnouts.

What do you guys think? I like the look of the following pipes in this order:
Freedom Sharp Curve
Bassani Pro St Turnouts
Conquest Octanes
RPW Thor
Bassani Road Rage 2:1
Conquest Assault pipe (bit worried it might burn my leg)

Someone told me the other day that the freedoms are one of the best sounding pipes. Even better than the turnouts. Would you all agree with that?

What I don't want to do is make a mistake and buy a nice looking pipe that performs like junk like the Cobra Tri-pro.

I am not going to be dying to win dyno days for top HP or anything. I just want to make an awesome street bike that sounds great and runs like a dream and can smoke a few HD's from the lights

Anything else I should look at? If anyone knows a great deal going on them please let me know. I need to have a new pipe ordered asap.

Thanks!

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Some pics of them
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File Type: jpg Assault.jpg (57.4 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg Bassani Road Rage.jpg (28.0 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg exhaust_black_victory_highball.jpg (28.0 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg HB_with_octanes.jpg (53.8 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg Sharp Curve.jpg (18.0 KB, 15 views)

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Last pics I have
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File Type: jpg Turnouts.jpg (28.2 KB, 20 views)

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2:1's look like shit on the highball...
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The freedom radius pipes look good and sound great. I had a set of chrome Vic straights on my highball that I decatted and modified the baffle. I received many compliments on both sound and looks...probably because it was different.
I do not have a sound clip or any of my own pictures (lost it all when my phone up and walked away).
Traded the HB on an XC. Here's my bike on a dealer site.
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Cant you just fit a spacer block at the rear mount?
Pipes bolt up same at engine irrespective of model.
Im thinking pipes you got are for a fat tyre rear so will be sticking out a few inches more.
Worth a try.
If all else fails my opinion on looks for 2-1 the very top pic wins hands down.
Try spacing the mount out first though.
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My pipes are definitely for the hammer. They stick out too far. I'm just better off reselling them.
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Ok. I think looking at this again it has to be the Freedom Sharp Curve or the Bassani Pro St Turnouts. Both pipes look made for the Highball.

Just need to know which will work and sound the best with my mods.
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Ok. I think looking at this again it has to be the Freedom Sharp Curve or the Bassani Pro St Turnouts. Both pipes look made for the Highball.

Just need to know which will work and sound the best with my mods.
Much of a muchness as we say here mate.
Id go FPSC but I'm biased.
Rode alongside a HB with bassanis on a Vic ride recently and it sounded just as rorty as mine.
Follow your heart.
Which do You like best?

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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
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" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
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I like them both but never heard either. Modified Vic's are few and far between here in the UK. I have to trust the advice of you guys who have used them. Just want to know if one is clearly better or not.
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