My bike is a 07/ 650 V-Star Classic and a friend wants to put louder pipes with baffles , should I let him?
He wants to put on Vance-n-Hines exhaust pipes. And that's it! My bike has a carburetor and a choke. But I'm not sure if he knows what he's doing. He did it to my friends HD with out changing or upgrading anything, etc. I'm afraid there might be other things he needs to do. And I do want louder pipes. (California approved of course.) What do you recommend? I need expert advise from someone who really knows what to do? Please help?
Asked By: Nuttybrunett - 8/25/2007
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Answered By: Vance0101 - 8/26/2007
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i have an 04 v-star classic.......on my bike i put vance&hines short shot pipes on it.. i also had to rejet the carb and install a new air breather..i went with a k&n twin volocity air breather.....the sound is awesome and horse power improved slightly... More
Answered By: backtogood69 - 8/25/2007
It can be done, but only if you are POSITIVE he knows what he is doing, because it also needs to be rejetted and a different air breather installed. Letting someone who is not a certified motorcycle mechanic can be DANGEROUS--I speak unfortunately from experience, a totally trashed brake assembly and over $1000 in... More
Answered By: bkrlady45 - 8/25/2007
You have to rejet the carbs when putting on other pipes ,its about 80 bucks for the kit ,Vance and Hines has the best pipes in my opinion and you will like the sound but have this done by someone that knows what he is doing /peace
Answered By: Terry S - 8/25/2007
Hiya NB.Well I think youve got a nice bike.Ok Here goes....First you must be aware that the exhaust system and the carburettor are very much a paired-tuned Item and some times when you start tampering with it you can get into a real mine field.The third Item in the set is the Cam and the way it is ground to work best... More
Answered By: Ian C - 8/26/2007
first of all.....you don't necessarily have to "re jet" the carbs...you just have to adjust them...this cost me $10.00 at my local shop.....i have cobra 2" slash cut drag pipes,,love them
Answered By: € h ë m ‡€ ã L - 8/26/2007
V&H are good pipes but you'll need a rejet carb kit or you'll be running lean on fuel (light colored plugs)..check your friends plugs and see what color they are. If he is willing to pay for everything why not, it sounds like you wanted the new pipes anyway... More
Answered By: gretsch16pc - 8/26/2007
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