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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by twistedthrottle, Dec 6, 2011.
What pipe did you guys put on Patrick Tran's bike?
Big Gun Q-Series....its before the EVO around '05.......
Sorry to say we don't.... Hey Inmates. Anyone tried successfully to put one on with an aftermarket pipe without modifying the supports or the pipe?
After we designed the support to fit with the stock pipe Big Gun sent over a prototype pipe for him and we made a one-off support to replace the surprise pipe that arrived after development. I will have to ask Patrick if they ever went into production with that pipe or not.... I am fairly certain that the designer kept the measurements of the new support. If we find that this pipe made prodcution we will account for this in the development of an update. That is a long way off though.
Yosh full system. Stainless headpipes with integrated mid, round AL muffler with a turn down I added when I worked at Muzzys. Bent stainless tubing was easy to come by. It came on the bike, looks to be fairly old. I haven't seen one on any other xrl EVER.
I put the Supertrapp quiet core on mine. I noticed a slight increase in performance, but thought it was loud and kind of raspy sounding. A friend gave me a lightly used White Bros, so I tried it. It was slightly louder than the ST, but not at all raspy. It was deep and throaty, plus there was a definite performance gain over the ST. For me, this pipe was a keeper.
For the record, I used the stock head pipe.
Anyone know the Largest Tire that will fit the rear with the supports on?
The support arms come inside of the swingarm around 1/2" per side. They are very high in the sub-frame and should be out of the way up to the point of full compression. I want to emphasize SHOULD. there is no science behind that answer. Unfortunately, the bike we designed the supports on met an untimely end in Nigeria and never made it home. Maybe one of the other guys can chime in here.
I read about him. Hope he is doing well.
Do you know what size tire he was running when he started the trip?
We had to make a set of custom arms for him last minute. Big Gun made him a custom exhaust at the 11th hour. But I do know he was running The Mefo Enduro Master DOT knobby (110/100-18 or 4.00-18) and the arms should be of a similar in "intrusion" into the field of travel.
As for Patrick (Trahan) - He had a hard fight for a while and treated his rehab like a job. Literally. I spoke to him a bout 6 weeks after the accident and he had an 8 hr daily schedule of workouts and PT. A year later (tomorrow) he will lead an adventure tour called "10 days Morocco Road & Off Road with Dakar Rallye rider Patrick Trahan". I'd say he is ahead of schedule. The doctors told him initially that he may never walk again.
Any update on this?
Sorry Grover. No update yet. I would encourage anyone who installed the subframe supports on their XR650L with an aftermarket pipe to chime in here or send us a PM with the information so we can update the website to help the next guy.
I have the FMF Q4 also and bought a set of these. They are still sitting in a bag in my garage as I've been trying to decide if I wanted to get a different muffler, modify my current FMF Q4 or wait to see if you make an alternative. Looks like you are on that path.
Maybe you remember this pic when you first released them.
If there was a little more bend in the pipe, I think it would fit. From pics of the Big Gun EVO, I think it may bolt right up. Another option I've considered.
You might be right about the Big Gun EVO... unfortunately though no one is running that system that has responded to this poll.
Quick update. I took off the FMF Q4 pipe yesterday just to see how far off it is. Basically where the nut is welded onto the pipe is only off about 1.5 inches. I am going to take it to a muffler place and get a bid on what it would cost to either move the nut or extend the pipe 2 inches to get the bracket on.
Well, I went the route of extending the pipe. Took a little to get it right and back on but I'm so sold on the brackets after having them in my hands, I wanted to make them work.
Any update on this? I am looking to get a Q4, but have you supports.
We couldn't get a good enough response to move forward on the project. Sorry to say that without a real response (= demand) there is little upside to developing a new sub-frame support. We have no real idea which pipes to build for.
Do you have a list somewhere of which aftermarket exhausts will fit the 'stock' supports you currently sell? I have White Bro. Thanks for your help.
We do not have a list like that. To my knowledge the only pipe that fits with the Twisted Throttle subframe support is the stock pipe. As you can see a few people have modified their exhaust to fit with these supports which are super beefy and really do an excellent job.