Questions about aftermarket pipes and installation
I noticed someone's selling a set of Remus pipes over in the Classifieds, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to ask a few questions considering that know very little about what a new set of pipes might entail. (FWIW, I'm on an '04 1000)
Do aftermarket pipes (such a Remus or Two Bros) reduce gas mileage?
Do they enhance performance?
Do you have to remap the FI after installing a set, and if so, does that require also buying a PCIII or just taking the bike to a dealer with the Yoshi box?
Can a layperson like myself swap out the pipes with a basic tool set (torque wrench, hex wrench, pint o' beer) and a couple hours on the weekend?
Are people's choices in pipes similar to their choices with oil, or is one brand particularly better than another? (And I suppose it has to do with the intended purpose of the new pipes, so take me for instance... I'd prefer a deeper, louder sound, but don't plan to take it to the track (yet)... sticking with my 90/10 highway/offroad routes.)
What else am I missing?
Thanks for any feedback.
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