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note, thats on another bike.

it does look good, though, but the 950 pipe will have to jink up, or the tip will drag the ground when lowered

i have bought from Phat several times, they are good people & quick to ship.

How do you take the best performing and best looking 2-into-1 in the business and make it better? Design a version with a sleek cylindrical muffler body in addition to the megaphone style of the original PowerPro. Then cap off that lustrously chromed 3.75-inch muffler body with a massive, machined chromed billet tip. Just like our PowerPro 2-into-1, the HP takes our proven exhaust tuning technology to new heights with its class-leading horsepower gains to offer unmatched performance. The PowerPro will deliver significant and measurable horsepower and torque improvements over the stock system as well as better overall performance and rideability. That's to say nothing of its deep throaty sound.

Just as important, the PowerPro features our proprietary internal cooling technology. Most 2-into-1 pipes suffer from a tendency to turn blue around the muffler body due to excessive heat. The way we've built this pipe should all but eliminate that unsightly blemish. It's another winning Cobra solution combining enhanced functionality with impeccable design.

Collector Heat Shield
This is the industry's first 222-degree 2-into-1 shield system. The collector shield beautifies the collector area, covering that busy 2-into-1 junction with a nifty little chromed guard. This pipe offers an overall erformance increase with improved rideability. The long lasting non-bluing finish is due to proprietary internal cooling system. Chromed Billet Tip. This 3.75-inch megaphone body of the PowerPro HP comes equipped with a matching, and beautifully machined, chromed billet tip. Rounded edges and beveled inner wall finish off the end of the exhaust with and graceful flair.

Double Insulated Megaphone
Cobra's exclusive double insulated muffler body virtually eliminates bluing. Throw in our 222-degree heat shields and unique collector area heat shield, and our PowerPro HP 2-into-1 exhaust is what you could call blue proof. These same shields keep your system looking good with the performance you expect from Cobra.

Note, NOT shown on VStar 950 in photo above!
 

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note, thats on another bike.

it does look good, though, but the 950 pipe will have to jink up, or the tip will drag the ground when lowered

i have bought from Phat several times, they are good people & quick to ship.
I hoping that the engineers have taken that into consideration during the R & D process. In any case they won't drag on my bike I'm not that aggressive in my leans anymore, heck I haven't sparked the feelers on my floorboards yet, I'm not saying that it won't happen but I don't try to drag 'em.
 

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Cobra 2-into-1

I had email contact with the guys at Cobra. They will not have a 2-into-1 set before August of September for the 950!!
So, beware buying the wrong set!!:rolleyes:
 

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Here are a set of Cobra Speedster Shorts as well as Thunder Mfg. Type B Round Air Kit (Cobra FI2000R-CL Fuel manager installed as well) installed on my 950. I've got a detailed install post on another Yamaha forum I can post here if anyone is interested.

And, in fact, picked these up from the guys at phatperformance.

Youtube video HERE
 

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Tweak89 good job! looks great and sounds nice on the video.
were there any adjustments done to the fi2000r,or was it installed right out of the box?
did you need to speak to cobra about setting up the fi2000?
once again, good job!
 

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Here are a set of Cobra Speedster Shorts as well as Thunder Mfg. Type B Round Air Kit (Cobra FI2000R-CL Fuel manager installed as well) installed on my 950. I've got a detailed install post on another Yamaha forum I can post here if anyone is interested.

And, in fact, picked these up from the guys at phatperformance.

Youtube video HERE
Please post the detailed install post here..ty
 

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Ok, here we go. The install overall was easy to do, but couple of things took up time.


First is support bracket install. You need an 8mm hex to remove the stock bracket and replace it witht the Cobra mount.


The instructions suggest loosening the right floorboard mount, just remove the bolts and let it hang. Also, remove the bolt holding the horn (helps later with heat shield installation).


This is where the o2 sensor goes. After loosely installing the front pipe up install this.

and you end up with this:


So far the biggest problem is installing the two bolts that attach the rear pipe piece to the bracket. Got one to go in easily, the other just wouldn't start. I left it off for now.

I stopped taking pics as the sun was starting to go down and I wanted to get finished.

The heat shields are actually fairly easy to put on (although the vague instructions will have you wondering). All you do is loosen the pipe clamps and slide them into slots on the heat shields. Leave them open and slipe them around the pipes.

This is where it gets tricky, at least for the top heat shield, the center pipe clamp is in a very tight spot and it was a bit of a struggle to feed the clamp band back into the screw feed to tighten it back up again. A long thin slotted screw driver really helps here for pushing the band into the feed thru from the bottom.
 

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After a couple of hours you end up with this:



And they sound like this:

Click me!!

I'll edit my post later with more details, but it's late! Feel free to ask any questions!

Ok, here are a few tips:

1. Make sure you have a friend handy to help remove the stock exhaust. They will need to hold it for you while you remove the o2 sensor.

2. Remove horn to make the heat shield for the front pipe easier to install.

3. Remove bolts from brake footrest and let it dangle, just makes everything easier when removing the stocker and fitting the new pipe.

4. Detach the o2 sensor from the bike. You will need to fish the quick connect end BEHIND the new front mounting bracket bolt. when you are fitting the rear head pipe it will initially look like it will NOT work. The sensor mount is slanted towards the rear (the stock is perpendicular). But IT WILL fit. After you have everything bolted on (and before you install the heat shields) plug the o2 sensor back in.

5. The heat shields look harder than they are to install. As I mention above an extra set of TINY hands or a long thin shaft flat screwdriver will be a HUGE help.

6. You will end up with two empty mounting holes on the frame. The first one is an extra mounting bolt right behind the brake floor board. Remove the rubber isolator and it's insert and bolt it back to the frame with the stock bolt (it's too long to just use the bolt). The other is the upper mounting hole for the stock rear exhaust mount. You can either buy a new SHORTER bolt or cut the stock one and reinstall it.

Cobra could make things a little easier with better instructions, but it's not really that tough to do.

And....the sound is AWESOME and LOUD. Keep this in mind when contemplating this purchase. These are basically straight through pipes. I know for sure people will hear me COMING and GOING!!
 

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Tweak89 good job! looks great and sounds nice on the video.
were there any adjustments done to the fi2000r,or was it installed right out of the box?
did you need to speak to cobra about setting up the fi2000?
once again, good job!
It comes set from the factory for a full exhaust system and free flowing airbox. Others have posted that it may be too rich, but none were using full exhaust and airkit(they were using punched baffles and a modded stock air box).

I am leaving it at the factory settings while I run through a tank of fuel. I'll evaluate then and make any needed adjustments.
 

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Nice pipes and air filter...

Hey Tweak, nicely done, also the video on YouTube! Can you also post something on installing the filter. That would be apprecriated!!;)
 
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