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Thor pipe.

Pros:
1. Pipe is light as a feather. Picked up the box and couldn't believe there was a complete exhaust system in there.
2. Pipe is sh!t simple to install. A 12 year old girl could probably get it done without the directions. It was harder to get the Bassani off.
3. The split flanges they use at the header connections are PURE GENIUS. All pipes should have these.
4. The package was complete and nicely executed. The pipe fits tight to the bike and the finish is good. Looks good. Sounds good. Makes the best overall area under the curves of any pipe on the market right now.
5. Pipe was cheap. $532 shipped to my door.


Cons:
1. The connection between the collector and the muffler was a little out of round. Used a U-shaped muffler clamp for a car to 'persuade' it. Tighten, loosen, rotate, repeat. took off the U-clamp, applied some high temperature sealant tightened the band clamp on there... voila!


I read horror stories about installing this pipe, you probably have too. All I can say is this exhaust is as easy to install as RPW Slash (AKA SlashNess) pipes are. Piece of cake.

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Lloydz 116" Stroker/Big Bore, .495 Cams, Torque Tubes Airbox,
RPW Thor Pipe, Lloydz ECU Flash, PC-III, PTS (-2), Rivera
Primo Clutch Spring, 31 Tooth Pulley w/Buell Belt.

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Just curious, why did you get rid of the Bassani? Ive read great reviews on them.

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Just curious, why did you get rid of the Bassani? Ive read great reviews on them.
I liked the way the Bassani sounded and it makes great horsepower... but it dragged on the ground when I got aggressive in the twisy stuff. The Thor will make better overall torque, it's higher and tighter to the bike.

This is what I should have bought in the first place 5 years ago... Back then it was the Ness 2-1.

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Lots here:
https://www.google.com/search?q=RPW+...w=1017&bih=429

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Rode the bike today and it runs EXPONENTIALLY better. Much less vibration (I wouldn't have believed it). I used to have to keep the RPMs over 2200 because below that the bike was so abrupt it was un-ridable. Not any more. Pulls cleanly from 1800 RPM. It's quieter everywhere except full tilt boogie. Sounds awesome.

I figured it would be torquier but would lose a little horsepower. Wrong. It winds right out to 6200 RPM without any sign of the power rolling over. Tach is taped off at 6200 so I can't see the needle after that.

I'm still going to have Dr. Dyno put a final tune on it at the end of April... but seriously, it's almost perfect.

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Lloydz 116" Stroker/Big Bore, .495 Cams, Torque Tubes Airbox,
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Love the look of the Thor.
Mine is an RPW 2-1 also, but I don't remember the name of it.Rpw pipes sound great.

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Love the look of the Thor.
Mine is an RPW 2-1 also, but I don't remember the name of it.Rpw pipes sound great.
Same pipe....

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Thor pipe.

Pros:
1. Pipe is light as a feather. Picked up the box and couldn't believe there was a complete exhaust system in there.
2. Pipe is sh!t simple to install. A 12 year old girl could probably get it done without the directions. It was harder to get the Bassani off.
3. The split flanges they use at the header connections are PURE GENIUS. All pipes should have these.
4. The package was complete and nicely executed. The pipe fits tight to the bike and the finish is good. Looks good. Sounds good. Makes the best overall area under the curves of any pipe on the market right now.
5. Pipe was cheap. $532 shipped to my door.


Cons:
1. The connection between the collector and the muffler was a little out of round. Used a U-shaped muffler clamp for a car to 'persuade' it. Tighten, loosen, rotate, repeat. took off the U-clamp, applied some high temperature sealant tightened the band clamp on there... voila!


I read horror stories about installing this pipe, you probably have too. All I can say is this exhaust is as easy to install as RPW Slash (AKA SlashNess) pipes are. Piece of cake.

Where did you get that pipe so cheap?

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Where did you get that pipe so cheap?
www.metricthunder.com

When it asks for a coupon code/discount code, put in "FORUM". Shipping via UPS ground is free.

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Lloydz 116" Stroker/Big Bore, .495 Cams, Torque Tubes Airbox,
RPW Thor Pipe, Lloydz ECU Flash, PC-III, PTS (-2), Rivera
Primo Clutch Spring, 31 Tooth Pulley w/Buell Belt.
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