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which does everyone have the hmf pipe slip on or the full kit ? how many say the silent core for the it is better or worse ?
 

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i heard that since the stock header gives so much power and the aftermarket cant really improve that hmf went to a slip only. not sure this is true, but that is what i heard
 

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i was looking on there site yesterday where the had pictures ofall the pies and everything and i didnt see the predator one so i move over a little bit and on the right side it said predator hy pipe slip on 220 full kit 450 http://www.hmfengineering.com/index.html go to the site and look over on the right it said it right there now im confused ? But what about the silnt core did any body get that ?
 

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actually when i bought mine i talked to kevin at hmf and he said that they had tried 3 different headers and none produced any more power then the factory so they decided to let it alone even thought the site list headers
 

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ya i heard it is loud it also says they make it in different colors or whatever is that true
 

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yeah the got like 7 different choices. Its $20 extra for the colored silencers.

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i have the quiet core, it sounds about like stock. I dont use it though, I like the "throuty" big-bore 4-stroke sound.
 

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hahhaha sweet does anybody here have a different color or just the regular style because i think i might get the black one .
 

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My op is stated below in my letter to the company.


I feel that the pipe I recieved for my 2003 Predator is a very nice piece.

However, at 250 bucks, I would think the pipe would come with the "quiet core". I ordered a quiet core, 43.50 later I recieved a 5 dollar piece of mesh steel in a cage shape that a five year old could have welded, for a cost of 43.50 shipped.

Frankly the core has a few welds that burned through, the edges were unfinished, and the metal shaving from the core had to be cleaned off before I would intall it. (Flaming hot shavings flying into the packing is not a good thing.) The fact it was oily from the pipe cutter is no biggy, I just let the blue exhaust flame clean that off.

I like the different, less audible emission, but I don't like the fact it cost 43.50 shipped and I feel it should have come with the pipe in the first place. If I would have taken time to look at what the core actually was, I would have machined one up at my shop and well, you wouldn't be reading this.

249.77 + 43.85 = 293.62, for a hundred bucks more I regret not purchasing the big-gun kit which for 400 comes with a header pipe. Even though you advetise a header pipe at your site, I was unable to purchase one, being told there was no performance advantage. Screw that, I have a 2003 bike with a rusty paint chipped header, and now I have to make a 3rd purchase to get another companies header.

Needles to say I am an active memeber at predatorowners.com and will post this message to our 703 members(90 on Troy Lee editions) I will in fairness post your reply.

Depending upon the reply or ability to resolve my issues, we may choose to point and laugh at your reply.

Later,
Marshall Casale

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