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Old 02-13-2013, 12:45 PM   #3181
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Given that these things are getting hard to get due to their popularity, I'd say if you can find one, and then get the dealer to knock anything off, just grab it. $56xx... okay, say $5500 out the door (if that includes sales tax)... and go ride and enjoy it. Is it worth the frustration of going dealer to dealer over a couple hundred dollars? :)

The only "discounts" you might be able to get will be on dealer fees like "assembly" or "delivery" (not destination)... so really, best you're gonna do is maybe $100-200 off, IMO.

Re: Washington vs Oregon... wherever you register it depends on sales tax. If you live in Oregon, you can buy in Washington and still pay no sales tax. But if you buy it in Oregon and live in Washington, they'll hit you for sales tax when you register it... unless you can use an Oregon address and get Oregon plates.

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Old 02-13-2013, 01:12 PM   #3182
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Unless you are active duty military like I am. You can be stationed outside and buy outside of Washington state and pay no sales tax when you register. Unless the state you buy in charges you sales tax and purchase time. But to avoid that you can private party. I was about to buy in Oregon but they didn't come down in price so it was a better and easier deal to buy from ellensburg,wa then deal with a DMV visit. And saved me 200$ and having to deal with California expensive fees and there dmv sucks also
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:16 PM   #3183
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And before people complain about driving just to save 200$ I was already driving thru ellensburg twice while I am on leave this week
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:29 PM   #3184
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Thanks for finding that. I'll be calling them in the morning. Ellensburg is only about 2 hours away or so.
You're welcome. I saved you over $1,000. Do I get a "finder's fee?"

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:05 PM   #3185
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You're welcome. I saved you over $1,000. Do I get a "finder's fee?"

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Hey save me some money and I'll...send you pictures of the money I saved...

Not that anyone cares but this is an experience that me and another potential buyer are going through in Seattle.

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:30 PM   #3186
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FMF Q4 not for me

Right after the first of the year, I ordered an FMF Q4 slip-on muffler for my 250L because I liked the idea of the weight savings and the nice look of the muffler and stainless midpipe. Well, after two different short jaunts around town on a couple of nice afternoons, I can now say that the Q4 is a touch too loud for an old guy like me. It's a shame because otherwise I really like the looks of it and it's a heck of a lot lighter than the stock muffler. So this afternoon, I put the stock muffler back on and took a spin around the block and I'm happy once again!Yep, quiet is good for me, but I just had to find out for myself and now I know I like that stock muffler better than I had thought! I'll probably put the Q4 up for sale in the Flea Market forum and maybe someone else can use it on their 250L.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:55 PM   #3187
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Right after the first of the year, I ordered an FMF Q4 slip-on muffler for my 250L because I liked the idea of the weight savings and the nice look of the muffler and stainless midpipe. Well, after two different short jaunts around town on a couple of nice afternoons, I can now say that the Q4 is a touch too loud for an old guy like me. It's a shame because otherwise I really like the looks of it and it's a heck of a lot lighter than the stock muffler. So this afternoon, I put the stock muffler back on and took a spin around the block and I'm happy once again!Yep, quiet is good for me, but I just had to find out for myself and now I know I like that stock muffler better than I had thought! I'll probably put the Q4 up for sale in the Flea Market forum and maybe someone else can use it on their 250L.
Same impression here with the Q4, unbearably loud ...

But I made a dBkiller

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Old 02-13-2013, 04:30 PM   #3188
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Same impression here with the Q4, unbearably loud ...

But I made a dBkiller

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not sure where but, I read something about an insert you can make to quiet it up a bit. Might be worth researching a bit.

Just a thought.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:41 PM   #3189
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not sure where but, I read something about an insert you can make to quiet it up a bit. Might be worth researching a bit.

Just a thought.
I read all I could on quieting down the Q4 but couldn't find anything that really looked like it would work withouth a lot of trouble.....and then who knows.....it might not be much quieter at that. I think I'll just move it on to someone else that can use it better than me.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:03 PM   #3190
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Does anyone have experience with both the Q4 and the Yoshimura RS-4 full systems and can comment on how loud they are?
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:29 PM   #3191
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Same impression here with the Q4, unbearably loud ...

But I made a dBkiller

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not sure where but, I read something about an insert you can make to quiet it up a bit. Might be worth researching a bit.

Just a thought.
Isn't this 'insert' you're talking about the dBKiller mentioned in the previous post? Sort of a homemade version of this?
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:45 PM   #3192
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Blinker relay??

YES MORE BLINKER RELATED QUESTIONS..

does anyone know where the blinker relay is located and what it looks like? i was told it is is located under tank, between resistor and ECU. but i pretty much have the bike in peices and cant find it.. i am trying to do it without removing the tank. any help would be great.

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Old 02-13-2013, 05:58 PM   #3193
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Isn't this 'insert' you're talking about the dBKiller mentioned in the previous post? Sort of a homemade version of this?
I had looked at the dbDawg but didn't think one would work with the bolt that FMF uses now to hold the spark arrestor insert in with.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:08 PM   #3194
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I had looked at the dbDawg but didn't think one would work with the bolt that FMF uses now to hold the spark arrestor insert in with.
It appears that since the disk that sits outside of the exhaust isn't inserted into the pipe exit, all that would be needed is rotate the dbDawg so as to avoid interference with the part that does go into the pipe exit.

Admittedly, I don't have one to install, but here's pretty good photo of what it looks like.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:33 PM   #3195
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found this, should help, figured i would post it incase someone else has the same problems:
http://www.yamahapartshouse.com/oemp...b/wire-harness
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