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Old 03-12-2011, 01:34 PM   #11
ebrabaek OP
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Location: Grand Valley, Colorado
Oddometer: 4,677
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Ok....So a little house cleaning.....Stock vs. LV one.....


Stock......


LV One....Quite the weight savings.....


On to the SAE sound testing......
Stock at idle.......85 db.....Don`t mind the wicked pipe position ..... It don`t fit with the rack on.....


Video stock at idle......
http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x...t=MVI_1379.mp4

Stock at SAE (4000 rpm, 20 inches, 45 deg. angle)..... 96 db...


Video of stock SAE.....
http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x...t=MVI_1382.mp4

LV one open ( no potato) idle.....91db...


Video LV One open... idle.....
http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x...t=MVI_1385.mp4

Sae LV One Open.......105 db.....


Video LV One SAE test.....Open....
http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x...t=MVI_1389.mp4

LV One with insert...( potato) idle....85 db....


Video of LV One with insert idle.....
http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x...t=MVI_1391.mp4

SAE test LV One with insert.....99 db....


Video LV One with insert SAE test....
http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x...t=MVI_1394.mp4

After a 30 mile ride....and idle for a few minutes.... I measured 145 deg F. at the beginning of the can....and 135 deg. F. at the end...... For your concerns about soft luggage proximity.... The pipe is very cool....no really....I mean cool to the touch.... Try that on a alloy can..... Riding impressions are great. It is very hard to base power of the seat of the pant`s......so with out a dyno..... I will leave this one. I will say this.... There are no loss of HP or torque...... For sure. I like the sound better than the oval LV pipe. This is biased though..... I will venture out on a limb here, and say that the new one ( LV One) is about 1 db louder..... Or so it sounds.... The oval one had a more harsh...less low freq. idle, and bark....whereas the new LV One has a lower trq. rumble at idle.... nice bark like the oval...... Just not as choked as the old one. Preliminary fuel mileage results....... I will say a slight increase over the oval, but I need to ride more to confirm this. Not sure of the reason here.....could be my imagination.......But the old sleeve is 30mm longer....but with an appearance of a longer end cap...... A shortening....even 30mm.... can have a affect of tq. and hp......in a good way on both.....The motor does not backfire as much as with the old oval LV pipe...... Not sure of the explanation there.....except for the ecm is still fine tuning the new flowing pipe. One final observation...... Riding the pipe.....overall it has a better sound to me than the old oval......again biased.....but a great awesome sounding pipe. When I get my hands on my fellow 8gs rider`s oval.... I will post up the results as well.......

Erling





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