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Decided to purchase a set for my XC.hope all the good reviews from the VV are true LOL. Wanted RPW's but they are back ordered for 6 weeks. Called ness and they just got 50 sets in, only 18 left. Will review once they are on.
 

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We ll, they are on and they are SWEEEEEET!!! Install was a breeze,really free flowing and a nice deep throaty rumble. Once you get on the gas , they really open up, but when your just cruising they are very nice and subtle. I had the stage 1 kit and I have zero popping. Performance is the same or a bit better. There is no tail pipe , so you just put your tips on. Looks great and sounds great. And you can still hear the tunes!!!!!
 

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I think the Ness came a little too late to the game as well. I'd love to try something with a 2.25 baffle since I find the factory stage 1 a little docile but I have heard the 2.5 baffles and it's more than I want.
 

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STill enjoying the big honkers? Did they get louder or deeper with miles?
I have 3300kms on my 2011 since new 3 weeks ago today. The stage 1 is getting deeper.
Dealer called, my heated seat is in and tank decals in black.
Also the hiway pegs he thre in .
Just in time for snow in a couple weeks LOL
May be in the Chilliwack area for the big Veterans run next Aug long
CHeers
 

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Salty said:
STill enjoying the big honkers? Did they get louder or deeper with miles?
I have 3300kms on my 2011 since new 3 weeks ago today. The stage 1 is getting deeper.
Dealer called, my heated seat is in and tank decals in black.
Also the hiway pegs he thre in .
Just in time for snow in a couple weeks LOL
May be in the Chilliwack area for the big Veterans run next Aug long
CHeers
Still enjoying them. Just what the DR ordered. Only put 1500 km on them so far, so as for the sound getting deeper with age, cant really say yet. Maybe I will see you next year in the WAK.
 

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My biggest problem with the Ness pipes is the way they deal with the exhaust or rear section. It ends at the flange for the tail pipe extensions so all the exhaust is funneled into that cover which will thrown a portion of it back around the flange on onto the bottom of the plastic saddle bag. The factory pipes all have a tail pipe extension that exhausts the hot gasses out the tailpipe cover and prevents blowback, I suspect that's for a reason.

In the aftermarket pipe market right now I think the D&D pipes are worth a serious look. They seem to have a good, deep exhaust note without being too loud, they look great, they don't trap the exhaust under the tailpipe cover and they seem to make excellent power.

Just my humble opinion, YMMV......
 

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My biggest problem with the Ness pipes is the way they deal with the exhaust or rear section. It ends at the flange for the tail pipe extensions so all the exhaust is funneled into that cover which will thrown a portion of it back around the flange on onto the bottom of the plastic saddle bag. The factory pipes all have a tail pipe extension that exhausts the hot gasses out the tailpipe cover and prevents blowback, I suspect that's for a reason.

In the aftermarket pipe market right now I think the D&D pipes are worth a serious look. They seem to have a good, deep exhaust note without being too loud, they look great, they don't trap the exhaust under the tailpipe cover and they seem to make excellent power.

Just my humble opinion, YMMV......
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If I were to get pipes today, D&D would be my choice.
 

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mjw930 said:
My biggest problem with the Ness pipes is the way they deal with the exhaust or rear section. It ends at the flange for the tail pipe extensions so all the exhaust is funneled into that cover which will thrown a portion of it back around the flange on onto the bottom of the plastic saddle bag. The factory pipes all have a tail pipe extension that exhausts the hot gasses out the tailpipe cover and prevents blowback, I suspect that's for a reason.

In the aftermarket pipe market right now I think the D&D pipes are worth a serious look. They seem to have a good, deep exhaust note without being too loud, they look great, they don't trap the exhaust under the tailpipe cover and they seem to make excellent power.

Just my humble opinion, YMMV......
Valid concern , but its not happening. Check underneath my bags after a long run(8 Hrs) and there was no indication of any exhaust leaking towards the bags. Just on the side of the pipe where I did not tighten the heat shield enough.
 

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I had the Big Honkers installed on my XC a few days ago with the Victory high performance air filter and the stage 1 download and I love it. I also noticed how much faster you get to the powerband, the best way I can describe it is like getting a extra 3/4 of a gear. And as for the sound of the exhaust it's just what it was looking for. Throaty when I want to lay into it or let the cager next to me know that I'm there and I can tone it down when I'm on my way home and don't want to piss off the neighbors.Honestly it's almost too quick for a touring bike... If you are thinking about the Big Honkers for the cross bikes I would be willing to try and do a video clip and send it to you or YouTube it.
 

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You might want to try maddogs mod on stock mufflers. I drilled 5 half inch holes in stock muffler and sealed gap between muffler and end cap with hi temp silicone. Sound is nice and deep but not too loud. I also removed seal in front of air filter. NO popping. Bike runs great with slightly quicker response. Only paid 4 dollars for tube of silicone. I don't have stage one upgrade and did not have ECM flash.
 

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So I was trying to do a sound clip and the pipes blew out the mic on my video camera...No Joke! I'll see if I can do one from a farther distance and post it to YouTube. They Do sound MF'ing bad ass though...
 
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