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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-11-2001, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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i am thinking about buying a jardin complete exhaust for my 94 600 f2. i am new to bikes and have not heard much about this brand. i am not sure the model exhaust system though. i am jusst looking for any general info about these systems. anything you have heard or experienced. please help thank you very much
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-11-2001, 03:00 PM
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For the last 3-4 years they have been putting out some pretty high quality stuff. I haven't used any myself but have seen quite a few setups and the owners have always seem pleased with them. In the old days they supposedly sold alot of crap so that has kept some people skeptical. I would get Jardines but everyone on SBW would say I just bought them because Nicky Hayden and Miguel DuHamel use them.

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Pull apart any aftermarket exhaust, any it's clear that there's not a lot of high-tech engineering going on. Stock systems get complicated because they have to make acceptable power AND legal decibel levels, not easy!
What you should be looking for is visible quality in the fit, finish and materials. Look at as many pipes as you can yourself, check the welds and ask how well things fit together. Generally, I'd stay away from carbon sleeves, they're too brittle. Aluminum is great, SS is heavy and holds heat to well, Ti is nice if you want to spend the extra $$.

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Pull apart any aftermarket exhaust, any it's clear that there's not a lot of high-tech engineering going on. Stock systems get complicated because they have to make acceptable power AND legal decibel levels, not easy!
What you should be looking for is visible quality in the fit, finish and materials. Look at as many pipes as you can yourself, check the welds and ask how well things fit together. Generally, I'd stay away from carbon sleeves, they're too brittle. Aluminum is great, SS is heavy and holds heat to well, Ti is nice if you want to spend the extra $$.
So true.

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thank you for the info guys it was much appreciated.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-12-2001, 03:02 AM
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one of my friends HAD a jardine on his F4 and it had a nasty flat spot at 8000 rpm! like a 15 hp on the dyno flat spot. he works at a bike shop and jetted it 3 times but couldn't get rid of it!!

that was just him and alot of people like them, but i'm not getting an F4 edition!

ps - the nice thing is if you do get a dud they will refund you.

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he works at a bike shop and jetted it 3 times but couldn't get rid of it!!
Reminds me of that saying "check the nut behind the wheel."
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Thumbs down not impressed with Jardine...

i have the aluminum slip on for my F4, and i kinda regret it.

there is rust developing inside the tip, and there is a leak where the muffler meets the pipe from the header. the spring clips dont hold the 2 pieces securely enough, and i have tried repositioning them a thousand times.

it also coughs, burbles, and pops, but maybe that's not necessarily the pipe's fault.
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Thanks for the info Rookie. It is good to hear from the people that actually own them.

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