The cats are removed in the mid-pipe and the muffler. I never did the baseline dyno run. You add little to no RWHP from the cheap Termi kit, or the coring of the muffler and mid-pipe.G35AT said:Well did you remove the Cats? What were running before you cored out the Exh?
Pinocchio said:Man! The 749/999 cored cans sound like a mix between a loud Buel and pipeless Briggs and Stratton motor. It's almost the crappiest sound I've ever heard! If you've been to a track and had to listen to them at full song you'll crap your pants, and hide your head in shame as a Ducati owner.
Save your coin and buy a ZARD pipe or hock your house and get a Termi.
RI749 said:This might be a harsh description. I don't think they sound that bad. I do not like the tiny sound you get when you rev it down from like 7k. I am getting rid of mine system. I'm going with a custom system from ARC Fabrication.
Pinocchio said:I'll be honest I don't know what it sounds like to the person on the bike with ear plugs and a helmet on! This alone might be a reason no owner of a cored pipe has figured it out yet.
A true test is to let your buddy ride your bike up and down the street you live on a couple of times so the owner can see just what saving a few bucks is doing to the sport! At ten o'clock at night that is!
As far as Doug's work goes....your going to get some real horsepower gains from his systems. Write us back and make us aware of how a properly done system works compared to a guy with a can opener and a welder!
Enjoy your ARC system!
Yeah, I'll be running one of his systems on my SSie. It's sitting in my garage right now. It's the only system that I've found that will flow the amount of air that Guy Martin's Red Heads will flow! Guy took my heads and did some real nice work to them! Extra special stuff! So I needed a system that would live up to Guy's heads. Nothing and I mean nothing on the market will flow like Doug's systems.RI749 said:I was up at BCM the other day. I talked to Doug about getting a system. Do you have any experience with his systems?
rustysrustyduc said:Anyone have experience with this guy?
He says he's not taking orders right now, but I imagine he'll be back in business one day. Unfortunately, the websites sound bytes for the Duc 749/999 aren't working for my browser so its hard to form an opinion on the sound.
Pinocchio said:Yeah, I'll be running one of his systems on my SSie. It's sitting in my garage right now. It's the only system that I've found that will flow the amount of air that Guy Martin's Red Heads will flow! Guy took my heads and did some real nice work to them! Extra special stuff! So I needed a system that would live up to Guy's heads. Nothing and I mean nothing on the market will flow like Doug's systems.
Doug took a 999R and built a system for it. 150 - 154 rwhp! A Pipe and a Map!
How about a set of 100mm pistons in your 749s a map and 137 rwhp!
Build quality is excellent, while some bicker over style or looks. Hell, with a 137 or 154 rwhp you could call me ugly all day long!
Venomized said:Anybody have any experiences with the cored out version on the 748's? I currently have an 01 748s and would like to get a louder exhaust that doesn't sound terrible. Any suggestions? Would I need a chip? How much does it cost to get it remapped? Thanks.