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Keith81
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PostSubject: V&H Pipes Fitted...WOW!!   Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:59 pm

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Since taking delivery of my M800 around 6 weeks ago I have had a list of things I would like to do to it. I love the bikes as stock but I just wanted to add a few personal touches.

After the 2013 rear end upgrade I was planning on white wall tyres but I spotted a bargain priced set of V&H Cruzers on e-bay, I had a bid and won them for a lot less than I thought.

 I thought that this would be a nice easy job to fit and it would have been if it wasn't for my mistakes through being tired after a long few days at work but I was eager to fit them, I made it harder than it should have been .

 The old pipes came off nice and easy, the stud at the front was a little tighter than the other 3 but a bit of patience got it out? 

 Fitting the new pipes was going well until I noticed the O2 sensor mounting was at the front of the new pipes, my O2 sensor was mounted at the back of the bike on the old pipes. 

I didn't see it as too much of an obstacle as I decided to cut the wires on the sensor, make them long enough to reach the front of the bike, solder the joints and make a good job, it was getting a little late at this point....

 Around 1 hour of chopping and soldering later everything was built up as it should be with the new longer cable tied to the frame and routed under the tank to the coupling under the seat. Job well done. Time for bed.

 Tonight I got home from work all eager to take the bike out for a run and listen to the new pipes. I started the bike up in awe of the throaty rumble coming from my shiny new pipes. Then I noticed a slight blow coming from the pipes. Upon closer inspection I found that the pipes had a rear O2 sensor mount hole too. I could have just plugged the sensor in the rear without chopping and soldering the wires, what a dip stick . I found a bolt to block the rear hole and job complete, even though I did go the longest way around it ha ha.

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 So tonight I finally got out to try the new pipes. Wow, I think that they are awesome!! They are a bit on the loud side which I did expect but its just what I wanted.
Maybe in time I might invest in the quieter baffles but along as the revs are kept low while Im on my estate I don't think Ill get too many complaints ha ha.
Accelerating sounds great, I did a few miles up the A1 and I wouldn't say that it drones at 70MPH, it sounds as I expected it to.
 I purposely took a trip to Doncaster which isn't too far from me just to go through a tunnel under the shopping centre, the echo of the rumbling pipes sounded like thunder hbb

 In a nutshell I am happy with the look of the pipes, they are shorter which I like. The sound is throaty and suits the bike in my opinion.
If it wasn't for my tired mistake with the O2 sensor it would have been a nice little job with great results.

 Thanks for reading 
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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Re: V&H Pipes Fitted...WOW!!   Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:16 pm

Sadly, at times you live and learn a little Keith.
Well pleased you love the pipes, as I do mine.  
They look so much nicer than the stock pipes and sound so much cooler as well, infact the bike now sounds like a cruiser.
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fat intruder
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PostSubject: Re: V&H Pipes Fitted...WOW!!   Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:20 pm

cool job well done
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PostSubject: Re: V&H Pipes Fitted...WOW!!   Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:28 pm

The pipes look and sound much better Keith! they really suit the bike   respect for owning up to your little mishap too! although it's an easy thing to do in the eagerness while fatigued to fit the zorsts   it gave me a giggle at your expense! I'll be sure to mention it when you get yourself up to squires over the summer  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: V&H Pipes Fitted...WOW!!   Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:19 am

I think the Vance and Hines Cruzer exhaust makes the Intuders look so much better, the stock exhausts seem to make the bike look ALL exhaust on the right hand side. This is only my view on it , some people like the stock exhaust, each to their own.
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PostSubject: Re: V&H Pipes Fitted...WOW!!   Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:36 pm

Mr I, Sim et al... can I ask a simple(?) question from a simple soul eh?
I see the basic family engine & frame on the VZ, VL, M, C etc & I am probably going to ask a question that will be an affirmative but can ANY loud pipes fit across the range ie VZ fitting VL etc?
I get the feeling that some of us are not sure as to the answer so I'm asking it for ME so others can see your answers, & I do understand the difference that the 02 censors are fitted to some & not other models & can be eradicated.
So lets have some plain simple answers for me & for any other owner out there who may be considering fitting some new pipes ok?
Thanks in advance 
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PostSubject: Re: V&H Pipes Fitted...WOW!!   Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:44 pm

Peter:
Any exhaust that is designed to fit the 2001 & onwards VL/C will fit either bike, but only from 2005 & onwards VZ/M.
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PostSubject: Re: V&H Pipes Fitted...WOW!!   Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:05 pm

Thanks for that Dave it's the answer I'd expect from the expert in you on such things.
As I said I am asking for myself so that others out there have a definitive answer, thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: V&H Pipes Fitted...WOW!!   Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:09 pm

No worries Peter, that's why we are all here, to share our knowledge.
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