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post #1 of 37 Old 03-29-2005, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Headers or not?

The first two rides on the bike gave me some unexplainable flat spot at 10k rpms that was explained as a deficiency in the headers. Yesterday, I ordered some headers. Today I got to ride the bike and now there is 0 flat spot.
So now I'm left with the choice of cancelling my order for a $50 fee. I dont know what to do...the bike is plenty powerful enough without the extra top end and the money I save can go towards a TRE and a custom map or TRE & stacks.
I'm so on the fence here...what if I get bored with the power level and want the headers later? Then I will have paid $50 more than I should have...I'm horrible with decisions...and the ignition advancer will be released in 3 weeks so I'd have cash for that instead of the stacks, etc. I have until thursday night to make my decision: VOTE:

1. keep the headers and wait to save the cash for the other mods

2. cancel order and get TRE and stacks

3. cancel order and get TRE and custom map

4. cancel order and keep the $$$ for the advancer when it is released


No matter what I will have the money by the end of April to buy the TRE and ignition advancer just not a map or stacks.

Please reply with the number you all think is best since this beast is so powerful

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Frankly i can't see how the OEM head pipes all of a sudden became inefficient, it didn't happen because of the head gasket and it didn't happen because of degreeing the cams.
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#1 means keep my order, you realize that...2,3,4 meant cancel order
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Frankly i can't see how the OEM head pipes all of a sudden became inefficient, it didn't happen because of the head gasket and it didn't happen because of degreeing the cams.
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you made the decision to get the headers, stick with your guns even if you think the symptom doesn't exist anymore.. why throw 50 bucks away?
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yes, so are you questioning my previous question??

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Just get the header and put it on. Get the TRE and put it on. Get the ignition advancer and put it on. Then get a custom map.


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should have made a poll ! then there's no combustion
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Get the HEADers dood.....werd.


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I didn't see the poll option...bastids
Thanks, guys, the bike was popping more like it did before I removed the KLEEN valves so I might be a little lean...throttle response it money though.

The gasket has amplified the need for a TRE...i didn't notice until today when i chopped the gas and got tossed into the tank, nuts first...OUCH
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