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post #1 of 15 Old 10-17-2015, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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I just chucked my Firebrand muffler on and wow it's a great piece of kit. Stylistically fits the bike nicely and has a nice low bark.
I will be upgrading the air-intake and Chip, I will most likely go with the VH FP3 and a Heavy Breather intake. Can anyone please post what their setups are?

Also what are the thoughts on Wrapping he exhaust? I'm so undecided will the adhesive stuff up the pipes if I take it off?
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We are glad you like the muffler. We feel they are the best available for the Street (I may be a bit biased). We would be interested to hear your thoughts after upgrading the air and fuel. As for heat wrap, i personally am not a fan. It tends to damage the head pipes from the excessive heat build up.
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I bought the Grand Prix. Do you have a Sound Clip or video?? Thanks

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We are glad you like the muffler. We feel they are the best available for the Street (I may be a bit biased). We would be interested to hear your thoughts after upgrading the air and fuel. As for heat wrap, i personally am not a fan. It tends to damage the head pipes from the excessive heat build up.
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On your website, you have two pipes available, the loose cannon and grand prix. The loose cannon has a video and the grand prix does not. Are there any videos of the grand prix out there so we can hear what it sounds like? Also, are there any particular intakes that are recommended for your pipes?

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We are working on a video of the Grand Prix. The baffle is essentially the same as in the Loose Cannon so sound and performance will be the same.

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Haven't installed mine yet. As I already have a K&N AF. And am going to need the Stage 1 reprogram from HD.

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our stealer told me that a one time generic map would cost $55.
a custom map would cost $250


I'd buy a fp3 before I would pay $250 IMO
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We are glad you like the muffler. We feel they are the best available for the Street (I may be a bit biased). We would be interested to hear your thoughts after upgrading the air and fuel. As for heat wrap, i personally am not a fan. It tends to damage the head pipes from the excessive heat build up.
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what type of damage does heat wrap cause to the head pipes?
is there a difference in what type of pipe wrap causes this?
(fiberglass or titanium)


does this happen on all bikes?...or just bikes used for racing?


I still get noticeable heat through the fiberglass heat wrap on mine.
mine is ridden casually, never hard for long periods of time, normally just easing around local back roads.


should I take off the pipe wrap?
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what type of damage does heat wrap cause to the head pipes?
is there a difference in what type of pipe wrap causes this?
(fiberglass or titanium)


does this happen on all bikes?...or just bikes used for racing?


I still get noticeable heat through the fiberglass heat wrap on mine.
mine is ridden casually, never hard for long periods of time, normally just easing around local back roads.


should I take off the pipe wrap?
The only damage I've ever seen personally was corrosion on the pipes of bikes (especially the welded joints) that weren't dried off quickly... as in ridden in the rain, parked in a crappy spot for a while. Never seen any warping or anything like that though.
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I took off all the exhaust wrapping today.
I did see where a tiny bit of rust was trying to start.


I read on several other forums about the potential problems with wrapping the exhaust headers.


seems like trapped moisture is a concern that speeds rusting.
2nd being the heat from the exhaust gases are trapped inside the metal of the header pipes when not allowed to ventilate, so they get hotter than what the metal was originally meant to withstand and could result in cracking or splitting of the header pipe.


the one exception of all of this is ceramic coatings on the header pipes prior to wrapping, but with that why wrap? if you are worried about heat damaging fuel or brake lines, then wrap those lines and not the header pipes.


anyway, thanks to the member from firebrand exhaust for mentioning this....I'm glad I got mine off of there.
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