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Cobra pipes on XVS650A

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by SilverXVS650A, May 26, 2009.

  1. Hi netriders

    Can anyone give me some advise on air filters. K&N???
    I'm taking my XVS650 09 for it's first 1k service on Thursday when I get my Cobra slashcuts fitted with Dyno kit.
    Now the bike shop did't mention about changing the air filter only a mate of mine at work mentioned it.
    I rang the bike shop and they said it's not needed.
    I rang another Yamaha dealer and they said yes do it!!!!!
    Is it vital to do so or not.
    I'm sure I wil get a mixed response to this question :?

    Ps: If I don't change the air filter now is it ok to change later without having to take bike in to get re-jetted???
    Cheers
    Alfie


     
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  2. Pretty sure it's not needed as plenty of folks over at the Yamaha forums have exhaust systems fitted without changing it. Though lots tend to put a hypercharger or similar on at the same time as new pipes.

    You could ask at yamahamotorcycleforum dot com lots of xvs650 owers there and aussies too.
     
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  3. Thanks mate for the headsup on that site I will check it out.

    Cheers
     
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  4. How do you like it by the way? I ordered my xvs650 this week and it should come in next tuesday :)

    It's coming fitted with a hypercharger and vance & hines pipes, had a slight delay as I wanted the blue not the black.
     
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  5. Mate it's a fantastic bike!!! love it. Awesome low end torgue get up and go.
    Today was the first day I opened it up in 1st 2nd and 3rd and it took off throwing me back slightly and holding on!!!! 100k's b4 I went to 4th then 5th.
    When it's properly broken in which is around 5000k It will really open up then.
    U'll love it. Deff not a sports bike but it sure has some grunt for a 650 cruiser.
    Blue or Black? what yr model is it? 2009 only come in white or 2tone silver which they call silver bluish.

    Yes hyper to come when I get tax return :grin:
     
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  6. It's on 09, but yeah you have a classic, I went the custom.. so my options were Raven (black) or the tommy blue, I opted for the blue.
     
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  7. Ok cool Diomac

    Enjoy the ride and stay safe

    Alfie
     
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