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    I want to get rid of that stupid kink in the stock exhaust. Should I find a local shop to work with or can aftermarkets be somewhat reasonable? I have slip-on RS-3's right now.

  • #2
    I belive in supporting your LOCAL dealer. You know... the guy who had a dream of owning his own shop... that guy.
    NOT the "Super-Mega-Wal-we have 50 in a chain-could give a crap about you" shop.
    (I'm not bitter or anything)

    See if he or she will give you a break on labor for buying the FULL SYSTEM from them. (Most worth there salt will)

    If not... F#@& them and buy the system on-line, and install the thing yourself.
    "Damn... my brain just stopped"

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    • #3
      it seems like around here at least. the dealer doesnt and wont give a discount. they will have to otherwise they will lose all aftermarket business to the internet sales. if you buy out of state through the internet, you dont pay tax, so it adds up. even the local Parts unlimited dealer(not a mega dealer by any means) who i have do all the revalving/ rebuilding of my sled shocks cant even come close on exhuast systems. and i know the guy personally, and have given him thousands of dollars over the last 14 years. and i tolsd him how much more he is, and he cant do much about it he said.

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      • #4
        For the best prices, check out www.pipecity.com or www.starcycle.com or www.kneedraggers.com or www.tricktape.com.
        SOLD! 2002 Suzuki TL1000R - Blue/White
        Two Brothers Exhaust - YAFMS Remap - Ohlins Rear Shock - FSMD Undertail - Rear Hugger - No-Cut Frame Sliders - Custom Airbrushed Solo Tail Cowl

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        • #5
          i am sorry about the little guy and for a long time i tried to take my business to them, but not anymore. i ride for me, not to support them.

          case in point. i needed tires so i called around to local shops. about the cheapest i got was almost 600 buck . did it come with mounting/balancing? noper, not even a reacharound. thery wouldnt even deal when i told them i could get them online (but local) at discount motorcycle tire for half that. funny thing is, they have price matching signs everywhere and still wouldnt match the price because discount motorcycle tire was "online" even though i could drive down there (30 min away) and buy them like at any other shop. 2 different peeps said "they would be losing money to sell them at that price" and "i dont know how they do it, that is less than cost".
          so i bought them at discount and a couple days later this squidly little homo tells me he gets his tires at the same local shop for 200 bucks a pair (exact same tire) because he is blowing the manager or something (even verified he could get them for that price). these shops may find a couple suckers to pay those prices, maybe even more than one time, but the minute they find out they got hosed, they will lose ANOTHER customer and that is why nobody gives a flying crap about the local guy

          find a good online shop and buy a couple small things, then you will know who to and who not to go to when you need something big or pricey. i am sure other peeps here can recommend a couple good places too.

          i have had great deals with hard racing and MAW

          2000 tillis plus stuff with some polished stuff and some carbon fiber stuff and a little bit of tlr stuff and some gsxr stuff

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          • #6
            Come on guys, hit up this guy, best prices I've seen, new anyway

            http://www.tlplanet.com/forums/showt...&threadid=7560

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            • #7
              good call. if you want to help the little guy...do it here. he has smokin prices and i have yet to hear any bad dealings with him

              plus...he rides a tiller

              2000 tillis plus stuff with some polished stuff and some carbon fiber stuff and a little bit of tlr stuff and some gsxr stuff

              CLICK HERE to donate a couple dollars/rubles/won/yen/euro/pounds/francs/etc to the greatest forum on the web!
              "Aerodynamics are for those who fail to make HORSEPOWER!"
              -Enzo Ferrari-

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              • #8
                Anyone who has dealt with Mark, how about you bump his trader rating?
                "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                • #9
                  Mark Minyard is the BEST guy I have come across on the internet to deal with. His prices are consistantly around 30% below retail, and his service is great. He always ships the stuff out quickly and I have beem very very happy with everything I have gotten from him. I highly recommend Mark, he is a good guy.
                  Your Friend in Sport,

                  Edwin

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TL4LIFE
                    Come on guys, hit up this guy, best prices I've seen, new anyway

                    http://www.tlplanet.com/forums/showt...&threadid=7560


                    His prices rock!
                    He can't really afford to screw up when it comes to customers of this Forum so I think you'd be well off!

                    Does he sell other stuff too?
                    If You're Not Living On The Edge, You're Taking Up Too Much Space


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                    • #11
                      OK, working in a parts department myself at a local shop thats NOT an authorized major dealer of new bikes, we have to have the best prices locally to stay in business, and its true, many of the mega sites sell parts for less than we can get them. Tires, I was able to get a pirelli diablo from www.ronayers.com to my door for 128, the best price the shop could even get a tire for was about 138, and thats the dealer demo special. I hate to say it, but local shops can't buy enough bulk to keep it cheap. Many other parts are the same way, but when you deal with the local shop, you get a place to hang out/talk to other riders, usually a person who has seen most of the parts, how they work fit/finish ect. I know it sucks having to pay more, and even as an employee I still buy some things like tires from online, but I also get a lot of other stuff from the shop, even if it costs a bit more.

                      However, on big ticket stuff, I can't argue with you for going the cheap way, just don't forget the local guy.

                      Ken
                      2000 TLS, bahama blue with guard rail mods, ProTek rearsets, Yosh Slipons, PCIII

                      2001 DRZ 400E M4 full system, Nstyle graphics, 320mm front rotor/17inch spoked rims on the way. Damn shipping

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                      • #12
                        I'm for helping the little guy myself....but, you only make so much money these days and everyone wants a piece of it. I say....get the best deal you can, and try to make everybody happy. Just don't hang your a$$ in the wind!!!

                        oh yeah.............2 pennies....here!!!
                        Mic

                        89' GSXR 750
                        01' GSXR 750
                        02' TLR1000
                        03' XR 50
                        05' KTM 625 SMC
                        One Understanding Wife!

                        "Twist until you see GOD....Then brake!!"

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                        • #13
                          Yep, the lil independent shops will have your back if and when things go wrong.

                          *MURPHY'S LAW - WHAT CAN GO WRONG, WILL GO WRONG*
                          RIP - The Pig (Stolen July 2006)

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                          • #14
                            What do you guys think about finding a metal shop that can take that kink out of the stockers? Has anyone else done this?

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                            • #15
                              :dunno, I'm sure it's there for a reason, chain and ground clearance. I doubt if it makes that much difference to the flow really, it's not just a "kink", it's flaired at the same time and probably has close to the same CSA as the round section before it.

                              If you trace the plumbing out, the right hand can is always going to want to carry more of the flow anyway.

                              (You must really hate the crimp in the swing arm then )
                              "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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