Sick Bike Parts tuned pipe

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by redpiper777, May 13, 2009.

  1. redpiper777

    redpiper777 Member

    OK who's using the Sick Bike Parts tuned pipe ? I'm thinking about ordering one but want to weigh out the pros & cons...I'm nowhere near a mechanic so after its installed how much work needs to be done to get things running smooth...Any helpwould be cool !


  2. Shadeslay

    Shadeslay Member

    Cons - you'll likely have to get a rear kick stand, a little pricey "seeing most kits are $120", you might lose bottom clearance depending on the bike and how you mount it.

    Pros - a significant increase in low end torque, +3-5 max mph, the sound "can be a con for some", personally I like the sound. They do offer a silencer for it now which should help for those who like to go stealthy.

    Not much fine tuning after you have it installed, might need to check your plug again.
    Last edited: May 13, 2009
  3. lordoflightaz

    lordoflightaz Member

    You have to go outside the box, LOL. I have a center kickstand and a ton of bottom clearance. I wrapped the whole thing along the right side of the bike. Still waiting to burn my leg on the pipe
  4. Shadeslay

    Shadeslay Member

    I've seen how you mounted the pipe, very intuitive. I'm currently looking at mountain bike frames myself, I may switch my engine and parts over, so I can go disc drakes "cheaply". Depending how it mounts on the new frame I'm definitely considering how you mounted the tuned pipe. Only problem for me is I wear shorts most of the time and just the thought of burning the inside of my thigh gives me second thoughts. I've seen some with a heat shield. So I'm researching how to go about that.
  5. redpiper777

    redpiper777 Member

    Hey there, thanks for the info...I'm building a "boardtracker" and have a flip-up/behind the rear tire style kickstand so thats not a problem and I'm pretty sure the clearance isnt a problem....As far as fine tuning goes, other than checking the plug is it true that the length of a section of the pipe might have to be changed ? See the problem that I have is that this is my frst MB build and I'm not sure of how these tuned pipes work....Not much of a mechanic although I do tend to do a good deal of trouble shooting and more often than not find the problem and fix it...
  6. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Rigging up a heat shield for a lordoflight type install shouldn't be too hard. But I suppose it'll bring up leg clearance issues.
  7. lordoflightaz

    lordoflightaz Member

    Red, just adding it helps.

    I did have to cut mine but that was to make up for the extra inch I added for the extra 45 degree connector.

    RE: heat shield Since I have not yet managed to even rub up against the exhaust I probably am ok on space for a heat shield since that is not going to add more than 1/2 inch to the width. I am sort of tied up on another little project, that is going to have to wait. I guarantee pictures of the project any day now, since I am at the sand and paint stage.
  8. Shadeslay

    Shadeslay Member