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    Things that make you go Hmmmm...






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    I don't get what all the commotion is about, just swap out the exhaust pipe. You're dropping an absolute fortune on this garage queen, so what's another 15-20 man
    Anyone who's spent more than a few hours on the Jap roads knows how hypocritical and pathetic the Jap noise and emissions standards are, with the scooter and HD trash with "mufflers" designed to make noise loud enough to inflict instant hearing damage to bystanders and the black smoke billowing out of many trucks and buses...
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    Look, we all understand that Japanese motorcycles are tuned down for whatever reason so just get a North American or European ECU and change your pipe what's the big deal.
    Last edited by racer162; 01-04-13 at 11:05 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racer162 View Post
    Look, we all understand that Japanese motorcycles are tuned down for whatever reason so just get a North American or European ECU and change your pipe what's the big deal.
    It's the principle :D

    Actually, they use different ECU, mufflers, blocks in intake, and different cams for J-spec bikes... among other things I'm sure.

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    Saw the J-spec bike in person the other day.

    It looks ugly in pictures, but uglier in person. It was so bad that it hurt my eyes to look directly at it, like staring at the sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamikuza View Post
    It's the principle :D

    Actually, they use different ECU, mufflers, blocks in intake, and different cams for J-spec bikes... among other things I'm sure.
    It's an easy fit to do if your not a wimp.
    Of course you need to buy the parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racer162 View Post
    It's an easy fit to do if your not a wimp.
    Of course you need to buy the parts.
    The thought of dropping a motor, changing a cam-shaft, diddling with timing chains etc out in the car port trying to get it done in a day and dodging the inevitable rain leaves me in a cold sweat. Must be real nice to have a shop at your disposal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamikuza View Post
    The thought of dropping a motor, changing a cam-shaft, diddling with timing chains etc out in the car port trying to get it done in a day and dodging the inevitable rain leaves me in a cold sweat. Must be real nice to have a shop at your disposal
    Well I have all the tools I need to do any kind of job like that and yeah it is nice to have a place to do it at my disposal. It's called my house.
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