The gaskets are compression fit into the exhaust ports.To answer the gasket thing....They weren't on the pipes so I assume they were still in the head and nothing was broke, so I put the cobra right on without issue..The bike only has 80 miles on it so I assume they will still be good.
As far as the sound difference??? The Cobras are a lot deeper and throatier. The Raws sounded good and were loud, but I like the low rumble of the Cobras.
It wasn’t too hard. I cut a notch in the short angle of an “L” shaped Allen wrench. Attached vice grips to the long end and threaded a big bolt onto the handle end of the vice grips. I had a heavy weight with the center drilled out that I slid over the bolt and put a stopper nut in the end. I then could hook onto the baffle and hammer it out.How hard was it to get them out?
I don't know what you just said.It wasn’t too hard. I cut a notch in the short angle of an “L” shaped Allen wrench. Attached vice grips to the long end and threaded a big bolt onto the handle end of the vice grips. I had a heavy weight with the center drilled out that I slid over the bolt and put a stopper nut in the end. I then could hook onto the baffle and hammer it out.
your not alone,,I ran into an old friend today,,is a Police officer,,hadnt seen him in like 3 yrs,,was at Hooters, I said hey wanna see my new toy,,we get out there,,he says no way,,lol he shows me his,,same bike,,but black,,he had the street sweepers,,,and his baffles were out,,it sounded great,,but I asked him why did his chrome rear wheel look like butt,,he said his brakes are throwing brake dust all over them,,I was like,,no,,,I wiped some on my hands,,it was black sut from the exhaust, was nasty and all over. He didnt know if he had a FI2000,,so i looked and he did, his settings were so high I told him based on what I heard from you guys who took them out to get it dyno tuned to make it run right,,he was running rich,,But I might toy with it ,,still not sure I want to put them back in everytime i get it inspected. they did sound nice, big difference from the stock cobra street sweepers with baffles.I don't know what you just said.
yeah but im sure your emission laws are different,,I was trying to help my friend Ron,,who thought the sut was brake dust,,IM not sure I want to keep taking my baffles in and out every year unless I register it in a state that doesnt have emission laws,,so knowing what you said and how confusing it sounded to take them out and not having the knowledge of doing it,,I might refrain at this time. Ill just keep taking notes from all you baffle salts til I can understand it.WildBill, I contacted Cobra about the Fi2000 settings being all over the board and with my concern for washing the pistons and so forth. They told me that all bikes are different and it comes down to how the bike is performing. If the bike is quick off the line, pulls well and has good performance, it doesn’t matter what the settings are. My dealer installed mine are high compared to a lot of people on here. So after speaking to Cobra and my dealer, I have quite worrying about it.