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  1. yaro
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    My bike is almost due for 600 mile service and at that time I want to install an ORK kit. Do you guys have any suggestions what brand to get? I don't want to get the cheapest I want something good. Also some of them get chrome filters and some have filters in chrome casing. Which are better?
    The last thing. Dealer wants $200 plus parts for 600 mile service. Is that a fair price?

  2. khunder102
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    I don't have any suggestions about which manufacturer to get your ORK from, except I would recommend NOT getting the Baron's. I had problems with the install, as the threads for the fittings into the side cover weren't chased after the part was chromed. If I didn't have a tap 'n die set, I would have been sunk. Took a lot of nervous tightening to get the clamps on the hoses to stop leaking, too (over several days). I was worried I might strip the clamps. Overall, the Baron's ORK could have been designed a lot better.

    As for the filters, it's a tradeoff, in my opinion. You'd get better chrome on a casing, but the spinoff filters are easier to replace.

    Last, but not least, $200 is about right for the first service, if they don't adjust the valves (which probably don't need it anyway). A lot of that is the labor involved to pull the exhaust and put it back on.

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  3. quicgmicg
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    I got mine from Phat Performance and it's been absolutely great. I can do oil changes in 15-20 minutes with no swear words. In fact it's a joy to do them. the overall quality of the unit has been good and the install was a breeze.

  4. vgink18054
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    I would get the chrome filters because where it is located it will catch gravel
    from the front wheel so a chrome cover will get chipped up.
    with the chrome filters you get a new shiny one at every oil change

  5. bkman
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    I have the Phat Performance kit as well. It is a good quality piece and it has larger oil lines than some of the other kits (which some people believe will allow better oil flow). The only thing they don't include (and you will need) is teflon tape, but you can get this at any hardware store for about $2.

    The majority of the install for me was spent trying to get their fancy little hose clamps over the braided oil lines. The braid is just cut off at the end and it frays very easily when you try to shove the clamp backwards over the hose end. Personally I think they could have done a much better job on this part of the kit, but the hoses didn't leak once I got them on, and so far it has been great. The Phat kit also comes with three Harley oil filters (in chrome) and the price is just under $220. Overall, not a bad deal, and oil changes are pretty easy now.

  6. vgink18054
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    FYI
    barons redesigned there ORK the problems with the earler models has been solved. and if you go on barons website there is a good installation video

  7. wzdartan
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    I have the Barons O.R.K. might just be the lucky one (yea right ), but I have not had any problems with mine. Barons did change the way they were doing their O.R.K.'s in that they come pre assembled with the lines installed and tightened to the proper torque. Mine has not leaked a drop. The finish on the unit is very good, and there was no problem with the fitment. I totally agree with the advantage in using a chrome replacement filter vs. a cover on the filter. If you go with the K&N 303C filter on the unit, it actually has a small nut fitting on the end should the filter be stubborn to remove. I liked the Barons because it did not have any manufacturer branding on the unit anywhere. I wanted mine to be slick chrome. The only problem I had with the O.R.K. installation was the quality of the chrome on the crankcase area that is normally covered by the stock Yamaha cover. Since this cover must be removed and can't be reused after the O.R.K. is installed, it left the poorly finished chrome exposed on the crankcase. I had to install the Barons T.O.R.K. cover to rectify the situation. I have learned since that this is a common problem and is why Barons started making the covers. I have heard from many places that Phat Performance is great to deal with. I have not had the greatest of customer servise with Barons, but I still think they make a descent product. Good luck! The O.R.K.(whichever you choose) is definatley going to make things much easier for you in the long run!

  8. QHztoidall
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    Installed he Baron's ORK and the smooth T.O.R.K. Cover this weekend. One of two projects. Packaged instructions could have been a little better. It's pre-assembled and torqued. The video helps. I'm not that mechanically inclined but I muddled through it. The one area they need to expand on is what bolts to reuse and where they go and if they require a copper crush washer.

    Put the bike level and drain the oil then follow the instructions and the video.

  9. yaro
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    I got mine from Phat Performance and it's been absolutely great. I can do oil changes in 15-20 minutes with no swear words. In fact it's a joy to do them. the overall quality of the unit has been good and the install was a breeze.
    Is this Elite kit? Phat sells both Elite and Barons. Barons seems easier to install since it comes assembled.

  10. quicgmicg
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    yes it was the Elite. Assembly was a snap. that way I could make sure that everything was tight and done correctly. It even came with 3 chrome filters.

  11. zvambrad
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    I went with the Jardine and haven't had any issues.

  12. LiddleBen
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    I have an ork from Per-Form. it had braided lines with threaded ends and nuts. I can also use any cartridge type filter I want, including a chrome Harley Cartridge. installation only took about 45 minutes and all the parts are high quality and went together easily

  13. yaro
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    I have an ork from Per-Form. it had braided lines with threaded ends and nuts. I can also use any cartridge type filter I want, including a chrome Harley Cartridge. installation only took about 45 minutes and all the parts are high quality and went together easily
    Have any links to the site that sells it?

  14. LiddleBen
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    Sure the web adress is Per-Form.com I have an 03 1100 with a thunder charger kit Per- Form ork and PCS 2into1 Exhaust also PCS cams and stage3 jetkit by dynajet. Dynos abt78 Hp Really happy with it all

  15. charlezmardin
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    I have the jardine ork. Easy to install and comes with a polished aluminum oil filter cover. It is probably 1/4 inch thick. Keeps filter from getting slammed with rocks and debri.

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