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I stumbled into that same article yesterday. I want that TBR exhaust. Yesterday I ordered the K&N air filter and the skid plate that are shown on that bike. Told my wife she is done with her Xmas shopping for me. If I get a Xmas bonus this year it will be spent on that pipe. Now I need to educate myself on the electronic control changes that sound as though they are mandatory with intake and exhaust mods. Got all winter for that.
 

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I stumbled into that same article yesterday. I want that TBR exhaust. Yesterday I ordered the K&N air filter and the skid plate that are shown on that bike. Told my wife she is done with her Xmas shopping for me. If I get a Xmas bonus this year it will be spent on that pipe. Now I need to educate myself on the electronic control changes that sound as though they are mandatory with intake and exhaust mods. Got all winter for that.

Just went through this same thing today. I already have the 2 Bros exhaust pictured here, I'll see if I can take a video of the sound this weekend. Beyond the sound, it's noticeably lighter and less "in the way" than the stock exhaust, for sure.

After seeing this article today, I too ordered the K&N intake (direct from K&N) along with a Power Commander FC (from RevZilla). Should do the trick!
 

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Was just shopping on line for the Power Commander V. Was hoping I'd find a Cyber Monday deal on it. No luck. Anything you can tell me about that TBR exhaust would be greatly appreciated. Did your pipes turn that cool looking bronze color like the Hooligan SCR?
 

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Yep, that TBR exhaust is sweet. I like how it stands out against the black of the engine/frame. I bought the Yamaha skid plate but have not yet installed it. Have you seen the skid plate on the Hageman bolt scrambler ?
 

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Looks amazing :)
and yeah that exhaust is incredible.
 

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Yep, that TBR exhaust is sweet. I like how it stands out against the black of the engine/frame. I bought the Yamaha skid plate but have not yet installed it. Have you seen the skid plate on the Hageman bolt scrambler ?
I have seen the Hageman skid plate and considered ordering it until I read some of the notes on its actual finish being raw and in need of some final treatment, be it anodized or powder coated or bead blasted.
My intentions are to modify the slotted version for a combination of holes and slots. I may also use it to pattern a new design of my own and have it sprayed with lineX. The aluminum look is overpowering and makes it look oversized.
Will most likely modify the look of the K&N filter cover plate as well. It comes with spot faced slots so I envision adding spot faced diameters to mimic whatever I do to the skid plate. I have the fringe benefit of working at a facility that has complete machining and fabrication under one roof.
 

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Yeah, I agree, the OEM skid plate looks large and angular. I've had ideas along the same lines: drilling a series of holes between the slots...I think the part I like least are the flanges that sort of fold around the frame...Ive considered zipping them off...we'll see. I painted mine gloss black but still prefer my bike without it on. Another thing that was brought to my attention was the skid plate MIGHT block some air flow around the engine and impede cooling...dunno, maybe?
 

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Yeah, I agree, the OEM skid plate looks large and angular.
The skid plates that Mr Yamaha installed on my old enduros were small but functional. They didn't wrap up so high and were hardly noticeable. Maybe I will simply open up that entire front area by machining out the two center sections of the slots. One large opening that still leaves the upper piece for the mounting screws and still has the vertical sections to protect the down tubes.
You go first. Lol
 

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Was just shopping on line for the Power Commander V. Was hoping I'd find a Cyber Monday deal on it. No luck. Anything you can tell me about that TBR exhaust would be greatly appreciated. Did your pipes turn that cool looking bronze color like the Hooligan SCR?
They are starting to turn a light shade of gold now, see attached photo. Loving the sound and look! Also got the Power Commander FC installed and running the Two Brothers fuel map but still getting decel popping at low rpms. Going to try adding more fuel at low rpms this week. I still have to install the K&N intake at some point, too!
 

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I read that article a while back as well. It’s incredible to me that they’re hauling ass around a flat track on a 500+ lb bike; that’s skills.
 

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I read that article a while back as well. It’s incredible to me that they’re hauling ass around a flat track on a 500+ lb bike; that’s skills.
Totally agree, would love to see video footage of that. Saw a youtub video recently of one of the revzila guys on a street rod 750 doing some dirt track racing. Didnt look at all like he knew what he was doing and in the end he wound up going down pretty hard, he could have really hurt himself. To drift a 500+ pound bike, like you say, takes a lot of skill.
 

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They are starting to turn a light shade of gold now, see attached photo. Loving the sound and look! Also got the Power Commander FC installed and running the Two Brothers fuel map but still getting decel popping at low rpms. Going to try adding more fuel at low rpms this week. I still have to install the K&N intake at some point, too!
Well I received my skid plate and K&N air intake........but they were wrapped and placed under the tree before I could sneak a peak. No big deal. I'm waiting until I get a Two Bro's pipe and Power Commander anyhow. The only other mod I have planned is a small windscreen that is easily removable. It will be used for cold temps and long road trips only. Not too crazy about the look of windscreens on any bike. It's like driving a convertible with the top down and the side windows rolled up.
 

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Great video and I was not disappointed at all! Saw what I was expecting when so many bikes are forced to ride in such a small track.
 
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