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Have any of you that have low exhausts, like the Zard, Arrow or whatever it is that Catahoula has, noticed a difference in handling from stock, high can exhausts? Just curious, I love the look of the high exhausts, but also like the potential effect of centering the weight of the system.

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Yep, I felt a noticeable difference. Also in acceleration from a dead stop. The zard may give up a couple of horses down low, but it weighs less and I could swear my bike feels a LITTLE quicker from a dead stop. I had Blueflame slip ons before, now running a zard slip on. And I was running the same tune when I noticed the difference, arrow tune woke it up further. The look and the weight savings alone are worth the couple of HPs on the bottom IMHO. Definitely flicks side to side a little quicker.
 

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Yes i could notice the difference immediately,and after i had the Arrow aftermarket tune installed all i can say is ooh yeah! :jerkoff: ;D
 

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I would imagine the M4 is even lighter than my zard...
 

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Catahoulabulldog said:
sure, there is a difference. I can best be describe it as a more even feeling in turning in. It's pretty much the same left or right now where as right turns dropped in faster, with the stock can.

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I understand what you are saying, but I don't understand why.
 

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For me, the handling difference was/is negligible. It's the simplification that I like.
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Yeah, there's a difference, but not a huge one. It's about the same as riding with a nearly empty tank vs. a full one.
 

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It depends on what you replace the stockers with. Its about mass, CG, and some other misc. phisics stuff. I don't know what Blue Flames or Arrows or any or the others weigh, I only know that my dual high mounts are 10.5 lbs lighter and the single low is 15 lbs lighter than stock. Even with the duals, the first time I rode with them I could feel the difference before I got out of the driveway. It was easier to balance and maneuver at low speed because the CG was lower. The difference is even more pronounce with the lowmount. Mine weighs about 3 lbs compared to 18+ for the stocker--not to mention that the vast majority of it is as high up on the bike as it can get. If you don't feel that much of a change, you're probably not paying much attention. And as mentioned, it gets more noticeable as you enter the twisty stuff--much easier to flick from side to side.

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I noticed a change from my stock to BF Ti EVO 3. The BF are only 4.2lbs each and it DID feel better in the turns.
 
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