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I was just wondering if anyone was running Torque master Torque loops on a 14 Valk?


I wonder if you can run them with the stock system.
 

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I have them on my '14 with a Rush exhaust. They really sound awesome. They would work well with the stock pipes, although, I never tried it since I already had the Rush exhaust on my bike.
There are videos on Youtube where you can hear them.
 

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I have them on my '14 with a Rush exhaust. They really sound awesome. They would work well with the stock pipes, although, I never tried it since I already had the Rush exhaust on my bike.
There are videos on Youtube where you can hear them.
I may have already asked this, but what bags do you have on your bike??
 

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Unable to post photo yet but wondering if folks are making their own Test Pipes instead of purchasing expensive torque loops. I read somewhere that guys were fussing with them leaking after x amount of miles. It looks like the O2 sensor is too close to the Cats to cut and slip on new pipe requiring drilling and welding in O2 receptacles.
 

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I have had the torq loopz on for a couple of years and have not had any issue with them leaking.


As for putting on a custom made pipe. You should be able to do that without a problem with, or without the torq loopz installed. The O2 sensor is far enough back unless you cut the torq loopz, or cats. But, if you do that, your heat shields will not fit.
 

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What do they do? And why do I need them?
What they are is essentially straight pipes, they remove your catalytic converters and with a performance exhaust with less restrictions like the torque masters you should get increased sound and better performance from the engine (like buying the V&H head pipe and slip fits on a Harley) There is only one YouTube video i found of a install and it was on a F6B a lot of bending and twisting to get the O2 sensors to fit seems like a lot of work, but I am considering it
 

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I have them on my '14 with a Rush exhaust. They really sound awesome. They would work well with the stock pipes, although, I never tried it since I already had the Rush exhaust on my bike.
There are videos on Youtube where you can hear them.
I saw those videos on youtube. its one of the setups I'm considering Are the o2 sensors used in the torque loops?
 

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I'm leaning toward the TBR exhaust with Torque loops as of tonight. I just need to call them and find out a few details. Ill probably have Don Guhl Map the bike too. We shall see how it all plays out. I dont want the pipes to stick out too far past my bags.
 

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"I don't want the pipes to stick out too far past my bags." -Afta

Although I'd love to improve the sound of my Valk, and the suggestions on this thread look/sound good, one of the nice things about the stock pipes is that they don't hang out past the rear tire (although barely). This allows me to ride over curbs (carefully) without fear of scratching/hanging up the pipes. I always wondered at people who would put extra long pipes, fishtails, etc. that would prevent them from "jumping" off a curb when that's maybe the best way to go. Why risk the damage and eliminate the option that, while admittedly a rare/couple-times-per-year situation, is sometimes the only one? It's like parking your bike nose-forward on a down-hill and have to back it up later...why? I know some that do because they don't want to accidentally scratch their overly-long pipes on the curb. I'm probably missing something.
 

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Kugo, why are you jumping curbs???? I have never jumped a curb in over 30 years of riding.



Maybe you would be better suited with an adventure style bike. :)
 

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Kugo, why are you jumping curbs???? I have never jumped a curb in over 30 years of riding.



Maybe you would be better suited with an adventure style bike. :)
I figured someone would say something like that, but since you asked nicely I thought you deserved a response. I have been riding since 1965. Won't itemize the bikes I've had as many on this forum would think it kind of paltry compared to their list. Whether I was at a high school football game (and rode the bike over to the grandstands instead of the parking lot, thus the curbs) or recently on the Valk when I got boxed in at a crowded restaurant and found it easier to ease (not "jump") over the curbing into the street than deal with it otherwise. I'm simply saying it's an option, going over a curb carefully, I don't care to eliminate for the "purposes" of add-on cosmetics. I had a Suzuki X-6 250 "Hustler" many years ago while in college and found it really sweet to get around on campus at the Univ. of Iowa where I grew up in Iowa City and, yes, I did jump curbs and other things with that bike. Not much in the way of special "motorcycle-only" parking spots those days on a campus that stretched on both sides of the Iowa River. A car was a drag to have (they made things that way on purpose) and it was hard to find a parking spot and get to classes on time. And for the record, I doubt there are very many people who treat their new Valkyrie with any more care than I do. I was taught to respect the equipment I was lucky enough to have and to keep it working well. :cool: I do get your point, however!
 

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Ill bet Torque loops with the stock system and mapping would go pretty good. Most of the bikes I've heard with loops and pipes are pretty loud. Although Torque master says they have 3 settings for the Sound level. I believe it depends on baffle placement.
 

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Curbs? Had a victory vegas and purposely went over a curb. Busted the starter housing. Learned my lesson.

Shortcuts in my life always eventually expect payback.
 
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