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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-09-2011, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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i finally got around to ordering my stage 1 kit. (rpw thor, lloydz air box, pcv,) ive got the air box and power commander in but i think it may be another week or so before the thors come in. im thinking of going ahead and installing the intake and power commannder today (using a map from the pc web site that was tuned for bassani 2into1 and s&s air cleaner) but i will be running the stock pipes until the thors get here. i may end up modding the stock pipes tommorow at work to breath better.
so my question... other than running a little rich should this be ok to do.

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well its done. i cranked it up, seems to be running great. im going to take it out shortly to see if there are any performance gains with the stock exhaust still on
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seems to be quicker. throttle response is much better. didn't get any popping at all. i think its really going to come alive when the pipes get on there.
so far so good.

if any body cares the install on the airbox and power commander 5 was not bad at all. the instructions that came with both were spot on with pics. i also cleaned the throttle body when it was off. killed 3 birds with 1 shot.

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Great work. Let us know what you think of the hors when you get them on and what seat of the pants performance gain is felt.

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i got the thors in today. went ahead and put them on after work.
they look awesome, they sound great! they are not too loud at idle but they are obnoxious when you get in them guts. not really sure how much quicker the bike is because the sound of the intake and exhaust together gives the feel of a rocket ship on wheels.

now i dont have the dyno chart to prove this but the inexperienced buttometer says 250hp 300t.

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i was checking around the thors and noticed a slight exhaust leak between the muffler and header. i tried adjusting the clamp, loosened muffler and readjusted clamp. still had the leak and it was getting worse. i ended up breaking the clamp.
so i went down to the autozone and got a wide 2.5"d stainless clamp(like the kind on a simi truck stack) and saw some muffler repair tape and grabbed it too.
i wrapped the tape around the collector where the two slip together then positioned the wide clamp over the tape. when i tightened the clamp down it acctually formed around the seam where the pipes come together. when i cranked it up it smoked a bit where the tape was melting/sealing.
in the end the exhaust leak was gone and im pretty sure its gone for good.
sorry about the essay but maybe someone will come along and find this helpful.

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Good work buddy.

I had the same leak on my thor in the same spot. I used liquid gasket to accomplish the same thing but I think the tape is a better idea because you can really see where you may not have enough material for a seal. if i have to disassemble i will use the tape.

as for the sound, i felt that the sound when i got on it even in the slightest (just to putt around even) was too obnoxious. not sure if you like how loud yours are or not, but fyi i addressed the situation quite effectively with a custom baffle i made from two vance and hines baffles cut and welded together, then flared and then wrapped with muffler pack and stainless steel wire to hold it on. completely changed the sound level and improved the throatiness at large throttle openings.

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Man that baffle idea sounds neat. Im probably just going to run them for awhile to get a good taste of them. But i may end up getting back with you on the details of it later.
if its not too much trouble i would like to see a close up picture of your bracket where it bolts to the swingarm stud. Something about the fit just didnt seem right to me. i want to make sure i mounted it correctly.

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sounds good. hit me up if you want to. i have pics of the baffle somewhere on this forum (there's a thread I created).

As for the bracket, may not be able to get you a pic all that soon bc of work. what didn't look right to you? Maybe if you describe it we can discuss.

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The muffler needs more slots in it. Where the pipe connects to the header. I had to take my hack saw and put in two more cuts and like you broke my clamp. I have a hd shop three miles away so I went there and bought a clamp.
No more leaks and I think it was the extra slots that did the trick.
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