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 ?
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
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.
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