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I have the old chrome 6X2X6 Cobra pipes I took off my F6B and am ready to try to fit them onto my F6C. Is there a photo by photo map of the job? Or possibly a Utube of what to do? I know the pipes much be cut from the front, where the three pipes join the connector. But I do not know much else. Any direction would be appreciated.
 

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The one guy who did the mod sent me pics of it by email but that was a year ago or so. When I get home later tonight I'll see if I can find them. It's quite involved and required a significant amount of welding and fabrication.

Personally, it looks like far too much trouble to me so I never attempted it. I simply continue to waste time waiting on someone to make an exhaust or sell a used Torqmaster setup.........
 

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Nope. Couldn't find it. I'd search the other Valkyrie form and message the guy. It shouldn't be hard to find his posts
 

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mrtappan that info would surely be helpful. My wife makes an interesting observation: If you like the sound of the Valk so much, why are you changing it? It is true, I do like the stock sound on the Valk. BUT, I like the "into 6" exhaust system look so much that I am negotiable on the sound. You know, we have stumbled onto one of the most important things, in my opinion, about biking. The PERSONALIZATION of the bike. The making it a reflection of your own taste. Now admittedly, especially with the V2's, there is some pretty gaudy tastes out there; but, what the heck.
 

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A friend of mine put the Cobras on his F6B, he said that he scraped and dragged on corners a lot because they sit so low. For the Valkyrie F6C get the Torque Loops and pipes from Jimmy at Torque Masters. Provides better performance and sounds great when you remove the baffles
 

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While I'm all in favor of (the one set of aftermarket pipes made for the 2nd Gen) aftermarket pipes, I have not seen any dyno figures to prove the Torque Masters make any performance difference at all. If someone with a set gets theirs dynoed then I have a stock 2014 Valk dyno sheet to compare it to.

Also, I seriously doubt a simple exhaust change has any real difference in performance without an ECU reflash or a Power Commander.

While Torque Master claims their pipes add 5hp or whatever, I requested a dyno sheet from them but never heard back. So....... I believe what I see.
 

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I'm looking for a dyno sheet for:
Stock ECU
Torque Loopz installed
Toque Master Pipes w/ baffles

Since that is the whole, and only, aftermarket exhaust they make for the bike and DynoJet does not make any maps for the Valkyrie (meaning no real point in buying one, so a stock ECU) that is the setup I want to see a dyno sheet for.

I'm interested in seeing if the one exhaust for the Valkyrie justifies it's $900 price tag. Even if it does add 5hp..... I get the feeling I'd still have to talk myself into paying $180 an extra HP

Also, I wanted to see where it really added the mystery 5hp. If it makes it at the redline and not in the mid range then I doubt I'd ever even notice it's there.
 

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The performance has always been above what was expected with the stock set up. The of the aftermarket exhaust system was the sound I was looking for- an additional HP is a bonus! You would have to hear it for yourself to appreciate the sound. As you know Honda names their motorcycles after the sounds that they make~ jk
 

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Well "expected performance" is a relative statement. To me , the Valkyrie has performance under what I expected

I still would like to see the dyno sheet
 

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One friend has Torque Master torque loops, Torque Master pipes, Guhl ECU flash (Jimmy says flash is not needed and useless) on this bike s the ECU will re-learn the changes. Unless you want to remove your redline. Buddy says it's faster. I don't see him walking away from me... Really whoever is the better Rider at the time. It sounds nice, but I don't see any improvement and it's a cruiser after all, not a track bike. I did all my sport bikes with noticable dyno improvements. Makes you wonder why dyno results are not available huh?
Another friend fitted Rinehart black pipes with beautiful custom tips and this is my far the best sound out of the 1800 Valkyrie yet. Real nice, deep throaty tone, quiet cruising and a monster tuned porche sound when you wack it open. This was not a plug n play install and was not made for the valkyrie but finished product is outstanding.
Mine will stay stock, I like it and the bike has enough Torque for what it is...a cruiser that handles and performs very well. First bike in my life that will stay stock.
 

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It can be done. They can be cut.. Some caveats:

There's "Cobra" on the end of the pipes so in order to look decent you have so much to cut. Maybe cut at the slash and make them shotgun style. Which can work.

I was told by Cobra they're chromed mild steel. Where you cut rust may form or chrome may chip. It can be done though.

And good luck finding a dyno sheet. Especially on a rare bike like a Valkyrie.
 

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I have a friend who did that as well, you can see the Cobra's on his silver Wing. Took some work and yes he cut them. The sound is the best I've heard on a Honda. They will slice your leg wide open if you get too close.
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One issue I have with the Cobras, as above, is that they are just too long for this bike, in both form and function. First, they just look too long for me. Second, if, when slowly rolling off of a normal-height street curb (as I once had to after being boxed in by other bikes; it was my only available exit; it's happened before a few times at events or shows), if your pipes are the first thing(s) to hit it's going to cause either (or both) structural or cosmetic damage. Just imagining it makes me cringe! Look at the stock-pipe bike beside it to the left in the photo. Our stock pipes are such that you won't hit them in any way in the above scenario. I bet the Cobras sound great, but I'd need to have them professionally cut and re-plated or powder-coated, if it were me.
 

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One issue I have with the Cobras, as above, is that they are just too long for this bike, in both form and function. First, they just look too long for me. Second, if, when slowly rolling off of a normal-height street curb (as I once had to after being boxed in by other bikes; it was my only available exit; it's happened before a few times at events or shows), if your pipes are the first thing(s) to hit it's going to cause either (or both) structural or cosmetic damage. Just imagining it makes me cringe! Look at the stock-pipe bike beside it to the left in the photo. Our stock pipes are such that you won't hit them in any way in the above scenario. I bet the Cobras sound great, but I'd need to have them professionally cut and re-plated or powder-coated, if it were me.
Agreed completely.

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