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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-07-2009, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Which pipes would you choose?

Hi, I was all set to order the Cobra pipes pictured below, but I stumbled upon a photo of Hard Krome's new pipes. Which would you choose?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-09-2009, 04:45 PM
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Depends on the price difference. but those hard krome pipes are clean. I personally like the way hard krome finishes the tips of the pipes.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-12-2009, 08:48 PM
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I think the Hard Krome looks better
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-13-2009, 10:59 AM
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Cool Cobra pipes!!

I would go for the Cobra's; I like their tips better! Besides that, the Cobra pipes leave a bit more spare for cleaning the engine!
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 02:30 PM
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Cool Pipes

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I think the Hard Krome looks better
You might be right, Lindsay! While googling I came across a 1100-owners site where they rate aftermarket exhausts. Looking at the several listings I would suggest that Hard Krome's overall perform better than Cobra's. But then, these are all 'personal' ratings! But interesting to compare different pipes in the lists. You might wanna look at www.vstar.ca !

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I am from the VTX world where there are a lot of complaints about the fit and factory finish of DG Hardkrome products. Headpipe fits, cracking and peeling finish, frustrating reponses from the manufacturer...

Cobra on the other hand doesn't seem to have such problems and their quality is next to none. Just my two cents.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 04:09 PM
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The HKs don't have a cross over so you'll actually lose a little power. I'd go w/ the cobras since they have the power port and gain a little bit of power.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-18-2012, 08:08 PM
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I have the Cobra's. They are Quality, but then you would expect nothing less. The sound is good, and the lines and aesthetics follow the Raider scheme the best. And most bags will fit with them.

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I have HK on my liner, love em, definitely a higher quality pipe than the cobras I had on my vstar. Pretty sure hard Krome guarentees that the finish will last and I didnt lose any power without a crossover. My old cobras turned golden and they wouldn't do anything about it.


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Thumbs up Pipes on the raider

I have the COBRA swepts on two of my Raiders, and Dragsters on the third. The Swepts are throatier. But if you pack the dragster pipes stock silencers with fiberglass, the sound is great, and the top end of these pipes seem to scream!! Trick!
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