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Greggy


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posted March 07, 2012 06:38 AM        Edited By: Greggy on 7 Mar 2012 14:49
Greggy's ZX-14R ABS now wears TB Carbon slip-ons!!!

Hey guys,

What do you think of my new Two Brothers V.A.L.E. carbon slip-ons?





A friend of mine and I fitted them ourselves tonight in my garage after work with just a few basic tools. It took about 2hrs but we had no clue what we were doing - we just took it nice and easy and checked and re-checked everything several times. I can tell you they are feather-weights compared to the (big and ugly) stock mufflers. The bike definitely feels lighter no doubt about it... cornering seems to have improved the most, almost as if I've lost a small pillion passenger form the back of the bike!!!

But... they are very LOUD. Not loud enough to make your ears bleed, but I think I'm going to look into getting some ear plugs

However what shocked me the most is how crimped (read restricted) the OEM stock muffler-joiner pipes are... I reckon I've liberated several horsepower for sure. I don't know why KHI do it that way, as the TB pipes route beautifully.

Enjoy!

Greggy
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Greggy


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posted March 07, 2012 06:42 AM        
oops!

Sorry about the BIG photos

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posted March 07, 2012 08:58 AM        
Those TB pipes look really nice. In fact they fit the 14 perfectly IMO. I'm waiting for Yosh to offer slip on's in a few weeks I think. They just introduced full systems for the 14R.
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posted March 07, 2012 09:24 AM        
what kind of fender eliminator is that?
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Rajun Cajun


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posted March 07, 2012 10:08 AM        
Very nice! Can we get a sound bite?
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posted March 07, 2012 02:17 PM        
They look really nice. May I ask why you went with slip ons as of opposed to a full system?
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posted March 07, 2012 05:17 PM        
looks good greggy sound clip please
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posted March 07, 2012 05:19 PM        
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They look really nice. May I ask why you went with slip ons as of opposed to a full system?


As fast as Rickey went with stock pipes and then with full system ands mr12 seems like slip ons might be enough.

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posted March 07, 2012 05:19 PM        
I love the TBR's and have had a bunch of them. I just put some on an ST1300 tonight. I love the sound. Very nice. Congrats.
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posted March 07, 2012 07:55 PM        
Looks great! How about some daytime shots with a nice side view?
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Greggy


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posted March 07, 2012 09:13 PM        
Thanks guys!!!!

I'll get some better (daylight) photos up when I get time - hopefully this weekend. I'll also try and get a video clip uploaded to youtube or something like that so you can all have a little listen to the beast in action.

I pretty sure the fender eliminator is an RG unit.

I feel that (for my needs) a full exhaust system isn't necessary, as I mainly wanted to rid the bike of the stock KHI mufflers and give it a nice exhaust note. Well I've got the look I wanted, and also a loud, but still very nice, exhaust note. The flow through these pipes compared to the stock system is amazing. At idle, you can stand a few feet back from the rear of the bike, and if you had wet hair, the exhaust air-blast would dry your hair in no time at all

I can't believe how much BIGGER the rear 190 section tyre looks now that the massive bazookas are gone!!! The rear tyre used to look like a 140 but now it look F-A-T like a 190 tyre should

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cruiserman_83


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posted March 07, 2012 09:36 PM        
Nice.....
Done many kays on her yet?

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Greggy


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posted March 08, 2012 01:38 AM        
Only 1,700Kms so far!

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posted March 09, 2012 12:56 AM        
im up to 5500km. Cant wait to do a decent ride. only been doing 700ish at a time

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