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Old 03-03-2012, 09:09 PM   #16
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+1. Just a shame they are not ti or ally, still much less prone to denting.
I don't care about the weight that much as it's way back (but high) hence making the front a bit lighter. The problem is that they aren't serviceable when the insides "rearrange" themselves and mines have gone bad....P.S lets don't forget the temperature issue....
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:24 PM   #17
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Thanks for the great sound bites and comparo with the stock cans. Its tough to hear it growl like they do when its not got a load on it. I have a 2-1 from Black Dog Cycle Works with a Wings Can on it. Here is a short video of me getting on the gas around a corner. The elevation here is about 4000 feet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkg54dzwv7k


I agree about the light weight and the fact that no matter how long you ride it, you can reach back and touch it and not worry about getting the skin singed off your hand. And I really like the sound.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #18
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I have Wings on both my 950 and 570.


I'd put them on the GSA if he made them for it !
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:02 PM   #19
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I've just installed a set of Wings on a 2011 Adventure using the loader of the two inserts. Love the sound! I always manage to set off a car alarm in my buildings underground parking garage as I leave.....

I've found that the pipes (non-oval) touch the forward-most part of the Jesse pannier mount. Anyone else experience this?
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:36 AM   #20
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I've had wings on my 690SMC and now on my 990 SMT. I tried to contact the US distributor- adventureriderwarehouse or something like that. They never returned my emails, listed no phone number, and wanted $900 if I remember right.

Emailed Gorazd direct from the wings website, $660 shipped to me in 2 weeks. Got to pick white or orange emblems to match your bike, and which shape cans you want. I highly recommend them.

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Old 03-07-2012, 07:55 AM   #21
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I just installed the Wings exhaust on my 2010 KTM Adventure 990 and thought I'd make some before - after video's so you can compare the sound.

The Wings come with 2 inserts. One "wide" set and one "narrow" set. It's best to look at the attached image to see the difference. On the Wings website they talk about "long" and "short". Both come with the Spark Arrestors.

I first installed the Wings with the wide inserts, these were installed when I got the pipes. Sound is great, not too loud but definitely more throaty and powerful. The bike feels more responsive but that may just be my perception. I did have some after-firing going on. The bike also stalled on me twice.

I decided to give the narrow inserts a try. Super simple change, one bolt, 15 minute job. Sound is almost the same, just a bit more quiet at idle. After-firing is almost non existent, and no stalls so far. Pretty much perfect.

The weight and heat difference to stock is huge. I believe the website says they weight 50% less and I believe them. After a ride I can still touch the end caps. After having burned my fingers twice on the stock pipes I really like he Wings :-)

I did not remap and according to Wings this is not necessary. I'm hoping my MPG has not changed.

Here are the videos. It's very hard to capture the real sound and that is why I included the stock sound so you have a known base.

Stock: http://vimeo.com/31944613

Wings wide inserts: http://vimeo.com/31944660

Wings narrow inserts: http://vimeo.com/31944635
You think that sounds good?
Try NO INSERTS. That is how i run them, simply awesome! Reminds me of a Ducatti on the pipe.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:57 AM   #22
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How's it run on stock map with no inserts?
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:30 PM   #23
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How's it run on stock map with no inserts?
i changed the needles and clip positions as well as removed all SAS stuff at the same time. i see no difference (actually far better than stock) in performance with inserts vs no inserts. Maybe, its me but i feel it has more power with no inserts.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:59 PM   #24
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i changed the needles and clip positions as well as removed all SAS stuff at the same time. i see no difference (actually far better than stock) in performance with inserts vs no inserts. Maybe, its me but i feel it has more power with no inserts.
Needles and clips? Ohhhhhhhh...... I'm EFI, totally different in my case. I heard I would need a different map without the baffles.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #25
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Needles and clips? Ohhhhhhhh...... I'm EFI, totally different in my case. I heard I would need a different map without the baffles.
Couldn't a dealership just flash it for you for 'cheap'? i assume it only needs to be flashed once and it should not matter regarding inserts? i say this because my berg 450 was flashed and it has 3 different map settings i can run but that one flash took care of everything (including cutting out a badly designed inner muffler to OPEN it up, AFTER the flash).
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