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Old 03-02-2013, 08:21 AM   #3526
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There was a guy on the minimalist thread doing a tutorial on how to pack a bike for long trips, and he had a T-shirt on that said, "The only thing about retirement is, you never get a day off"!

Nor a vacation.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:52 AM   #3527
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Has any come across an available switched power supply on the bike?
Has anyone have luck finding a switched power for heated grips / aux lights?
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:31 AM   #3528
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First post.....been lurking for awhile.

Bought last month in Victorville for $5177 OTD cash. Have 500 mi on her now.

Added Wolfman daytripper bags, Q4 muffler (stk pipe, runs perfect), Manrack. May change to a 13t front spocket. Trying to NOT spend too much on farkles! Removed fender/plate mount/light.....will figure how to mt plate when I get it.

Been riding offroad forever (I'm 52)---- broken back and hip has slowed me down, but I still want to ride! Great bike to putt around on, but also like to cover some miles offroad (just at a slower pace nowadays!). Love this bike so far!

(was going to post a pic or two, but I must need more posts for that)
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #3529
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Any improvement with just slip on exhaust?

While I know that replacing the both header and exhaust (plus remap) will definately improve performance; what sort of improvement does just putting a FMF slip on do? Asides from a cooler sound and some weight loss?
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:25 PM   #3530
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Q4 slip-on

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All i would like to do is put a slip on exhaust on. Im looking at the fmf q4 or powercore 4. i was wondering if anyone had just the slip on and how they liked it.
I had the FMF Q4 slip-on installed on my 250L for a short time....took a couple quick rides around town with it on and decided it was a tad too loud for my taste....so I took it off and put it up for sale. The main reason I got it was weight savings and it really looked good on the bike, but the extra noise isn't for me I guess. Took it off and boxed it back up....here's the link to the ad if you or anyone else is interested in a Q4 slip-on that's like new at a substantial savings.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862953
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:37 PM   #3531
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I had the FMF Q4 slip-on installed on my 250L for a short time....took a couple quick rides around town with it on and decided it was a tad too loud for my taste....so I took it off and put it up for sale. The main reason I got it was weight savings and it really looked good on the bike, but the extra noise isn't for me I guess. Took it off and boxed it back up....here's the link to the ad if you or anyone else is interested in a Q4 slip-on that's like new at a substantial savings.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862953
Hi Harcomo, sent you a message on your sale thread..
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:00 PM   #3532
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I had the FMF Q4 slip-on installed on my 250L for a short time....took a couple quick rides around town with it on and decided it was a tad too loud for my taste....so I took it off and put it up for sale. The main reason I got it was weight savings and it really looked good on the bike, but the extra noise isn't for me I guess. Took it off and boxed it back up....here's the link to the ad if you or anyone else is interested in a Q4 slip-on that's like new at a substantial savings.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862953
Did you notice a significant performance boost?
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:16 PM   #3533
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Did you notice a significant performance boost?
Well, to be honest with you, I couldn't tell that much difference but that has more to do with the way I ride than anything else. I just mostly putt around anymore.....no high rpms or getting crazy or anything at my age anymore. So I don't know.....but I would think the Q4 would have to help out as far as opening up the exhaust goes as the factory exhaust is pretty restricted in comparison. I had already installed the EJK fuel programmer before I put on the Q4 and I would suspect that the programmer was giving as much or more performance boost than the pipe just by adding extra fuel to the engine. So it's really hard for me to say if just the Q4 was giving that much of a performance boost.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:25 PM   #3534
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Just bought mine today from Mission Motorcycles in SF for $5500 out the door. Have been thinking about this for months and months now. Only rode it a few miles so far, but will report later with my impressions. She's very quiet and gentle.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:33 PM   #3535
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I've tried loosening my grip n it makes no diff. I'm gonna check out the Manuel out n see If nything needs adjustment.
Read the 4th posting on here.... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=438034

Check the adjustment of the head bearing in case it came loose from the factory.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:42 PM   #3536
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Hey, what are you guys paying OTD?!
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:43 PM   #3537
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:11 PM   #3538
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302 cc big bore kit...looks like a whole new jug

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Old 03-02-2013, 06:17 PM   #3539
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slip ons

Do u guys thing the ecu will beable to adjust to a slip on? Or will it need remaped
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:06 PM   #3540
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Hey, what are you guys paying OTD?!
Theres a few responses to this question on the last few pages....mine was roughly 4700 OTD....They offered me 3700 on my trade in (I had a standing cash offer for 3750) and wanted 4700 + about $900 in fees.

I told them I would not pay any fees what so ever and wanted at least what my cash offer was on my bike, which I told them was $4200. They gave me 4250 trade in and I threw $500 on top and it was done.

They are out to get you, so try to get them first
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