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Full exhaust recommendation for 2003 VStar 1100

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  1. bkman
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    To re-jet, the carbs have to come off. Set aside a few hours to do everything. Having a pair of needle-nose vice grip pliers can be a big help, too. The screws that hold the float bowls on can be difficult to remove with a screwdriver. The heads of the screws tend to get chewed up eaisly. Having the vice grips can save you a lot of grief and colorful language. You also want to make sure you re-synchronize your carbs when you're through.

    This is a fairly complex thing. Take your time at each step and don't feel like you have to have the whole job done in two hours. You will be pleased with the results, I am certain. These engines really wake up when you get rid of the restrictive OEM intake and put a good set of pipes on.

  2. hijamooze
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    Any big dif between Baron and Thunder air kits?

    I found the teardrop Thunder kits online, but am having trouble finding the BAKs online - at least the BAKs that are not vertical. I want the intake casing to run length wise, not up and down, on the bike. Any suggestions for vendors?

  3. bkman
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    I'm sorry to say I don't know who is the best vendor for those items. I know J&P Cycle keeps the BAK, and Slone Services probably could get either one of them. Also, Pacific Coast Star or Metric Magic might be able to help you.

    I don't know any difference between the BAK or Thunder, except maybe the price. I've heard good things about both, but I never tried either. I went a different route (as seen in my signature) but that's not for everyone. If you keep this thread alive through the weekend, I am sure a few more people will chime in.

  4. LiddleBen
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    If I were doing a complete exhaust, I would definitely rejet and get the nightsky ais plugs and do away with the AIS at the same time. There is an article on 1100.com about rejetting and simply moving the larger rear main to the front carb. and raising the rear jet size from mikuni .112 to .117. Donot quote me on the sizes but check the article for yourself. This seems to work fine if you are keeping the stock air box.,L.B.

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