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Old 01-21-2013, 08:22 PM   #16651
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Is that 5lbs per wheel, or 5 lbs for the set? Do you feel any "seat of the pants" power gains?


They look great.
Only 5 lbs total for the pair (that's $200 per pound!). Not too much power gain (the real power gain came from the TTP tune, Breathe, filter and uncorking.) Granted, my rims were bent and I used to have Slime in the tubes (not anymore). But the bike feels much smoother. Not as shakey over 90 mph on the freeway. Have not taken it in the dirt yet with the new rims. I'll be avoiding the rocks :-)
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:35 AM   #16652
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I went for Staintune mufflers, smaller mufflers & heat shields looks better & sounds great.



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Old 01-22-2013, 03:25 AM   #16653
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:44 AM   #16654
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Black looks good, but you can have "too much of a good thing" :)


I had my shields powder coated flat black, and wish it would have been satin. They went from "too much chrome" to "too much black". The scrambler high pipes are so prominent that they draw your eye immediately. Since I have the black thunderbike pipes, I just removed the rear shields.

I also wrapped my pipes, which some despise. I think a little subtle contrast with the pipes/shields is a good thing.


Here's a pic, just to help those making decisions:




I see you removed the front fender. Is that a fork brace on your Scrambler? If so, what brand?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:26 AM   #16655
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[QUOTE=TStorm;20542328]Decided to do a bafflectomy today. When I did my ride yesterday, I noticed that the sound of the wind noise was louder than the sound of my bike. I don't necessarily believe in the "Loud Pipes Save Lives" mentality, but I should at least be able to hear my own bike. Especially when the only gauge on that bike is a speedometer. How can I tell if there's something wrong with my bike if I can't hear how it runs?

Ok, so it might look a little bit cleaner if the baffles stay in...


...but it sounds a little bit throatier with them removed. Less like a sewing machine and more like a motorcycle.





Nice work TStorm. Any insight on how loud it is compared to the TORS? I find my TORS too loud for my taste, but the stock are a bit too quiet.

Secondary question for anyone...is it possible to paint the exhaust pipes? I cooked the chrome of one of my stock pipes last spring (cdi failed, info in previous posts here and in the garage) and if I were to pull the baffle and use them again I'd like to get them looking better.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:26 AM   #16656
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Nice work TStorm. Any insight on how loud it is compared to the TORS? I find my TORS too loud for my taste, but the stock are a bit too quiet.

Secondary question for anyone...is it possible to paint the exhaust pipes? I cooked the chrome of one of my stock pipes last spring (cdi failed, info in previous posts here and in the garage) and if I were to pull the baffle and use them again I'd like to get them looking better.
I don't have a pair of TORs to compare with. I can tell that the sound is a little louder than stock, and a lot deeper, but that's about it.

Rustoleum makes a high temp paint, good to up to 2000 degrees. Should work on the pipes. I'd recommend using the high temp primer too, since that's a large area to sand. And like any spray paints: several light coats is better than one thick one.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:52 AM   #16657
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Fotopat,

That's just the standard Scrambler front fender mount.

I wanted to easily have the fender back on in certain weather.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:03 AM   #16658
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That's just the standard Scrambler front fender mount.

I wanted to easily have the fender back on in certain weather.
Thanks - just got my hopes up!
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #16659
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I don't have a pair of TORs to compare with. I can tell that the sound is a little louder than stock, and a lot deeper, but that's about it.

Rustoleum makes a high temp paint, good to up to 2000 degrees. Should work on the pipes. I'd recommend using the high temp primer too, since that's a large area to sand. And like any spray paints: several light coats is better than one thick one.

TOR's are slightly louder than stock pipes with a bafflectomy.

I was happy with the sound of the bike with a baffectomy but after side-swiping a deer this spring it left me with a ratting sound in the top muffler that was driving me insane . I'm happy with the TORS's , They are not nearly as obnoxoius as the D&D slip-on's I ran on the bike for a while.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:26 AM   #16660
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Nice bike! I have a red and white Scrambler and live in Reynoldsburg. If you don't mind me asking where did you get a good deal an the Arrow 2-1 pipe?

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OK, finally scored a good deal on a new Arrow 2-1 for my 2006 Scram! I plan to install and want to do the AI removal all at same time. Will I need to rejet the carb? Any suggestions for what else to do during this install of the Arrow? Any tricks to install?

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Old 01-22-2013, 12:39 PM   #16661
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Nice work TStorm. Any insight on how loud it is compared to the TORS? I find my TORS too loud for my taste, but the stock are a bit too quiet.

I had the same problem for 4 years, stock too quiet, TORs too loud & I would keep swap them back & forth.
But after buying a Thruxton with Staintunes I found the TORs way too loud so I bought Staintunes for the Scrambler, wish I had done it years ago, perfect sound level & legal & they sound great. It pulls like the TORs & revs out as well.

I posted a photo & sound clip a few posts back.

Cheers Terry
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #16662
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Been wanting one of these for years. Just bought this leftover 2012 model...

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Old 01-22-2013, 01:27 PM   #16663
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OK, finally scored a good deal on a new Arrow 2-1 for my 2006 Scram! I plan to install and want to do the AI removal all at same time. Will I need to rejet the carb? Any suggestions for what else to do during this install of the Arrow? Any tricks to install?

Scrambler before the install!

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You don't have to rejet for AI removal. Instructions on the Arrow install are here:
http://store.proitalia.com/downloads...s/A9600094.pdf

Make sure you install the headers on the correct sides. They will fit either way, but as you can see from the instructions, the right header wraps around to the bottom. Also, you are going to need new copper crush gaskets at the engine block. They're called "exhaust pipe sealing rings" here:
http://www.bikebandit.com/2012-trium...4235#sch735281

The fasteners that bolt the headers on to the engine have two different bolt holes. The small, round hole goes on top. The oblong hole goes on the bottom. You may want to use some Wurth Exhaust Assembly Paste on the silencer joints, which are held together with springs:
http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/...EXHpip_pg2.htm
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:32 PM   #16664
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Been wanting one of these for years. Just bought this leftover 2012 model...

OoooooH... aaaaaah! Those virgin, silver headers!

What's the matter? Ya didn't like the Mikey Mouse mirrors?
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:38 PM   #16665
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Nice work TStorm. Any insight on how loud it is compared to the TORS? I find my TORS too loud for my taste, but the stock are a bit too quiet.
It's been months since I've last heard a set of TORs so I can't really offer a good comparison, but I keep reading that the bafflectomized exhaust is kinda somewhere in between stock and TORs. It's been in the low 20's(F) so I haven't gotten a chance to ride it yet. Keep replaying that video and you'll have heard my bike more than I have

It may be below freezing, but it was sunny enough I was able to pull the bike into the driveway and take a better picture of it with the painted heat shields and rear reservoir shield. Maybe it's because I'm used to seeing it the other way, or maybe I'm being a little OCD and it's because of the small flaws in the paint that I know are there along with knowing the paint doesn't quite match the rest of the black on the bike, but I'm not quite sure what I think of it. At least I know I can always buy a replacement set if I decide I really don't like it.

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