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I don't feel they are very popular. I like them though. Not sure of the power, but they are original!

 

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I've heard the theory put forth that says the more bends you have in your exhaust path, the less power you make. Any one else heard this? I've had a salesman at Hard Racing tell me that Micron "doesn't sell" the Serpent system in a high mount because of the extra bend in the mid pipe and how it robs HP and that Micron is all about HP (I'll post his answer if I can find it). So that would lead me to believe that these Froggies would make less power than a standard mounted slip on. And if that's the case, then why does Ducati, and now Honda make underseats with all those kinky bends?

Hmmmmmm............... :roll:
 

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this was the reply to my question:

----- Original Message -----
From: [email protected]
To: penfold
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: Serpent Full System


Unfortunately, no.
Micron ONLY offers the Serpents in a Std. Mtn.

Since a High Mtn. Tends to lose 3 - 4 hp because of the Extremen bend in the Mid. Pipe.... and Micron is ALL about the Max. HP output..... they opt. Not do a High Mtn.

The Sale ends on Friday.

Just let us know.
 

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yea ive heard that the more bends in the pipes the less power output there is but they said it was hardly anything, like 1 hp or less. some high mounts like two brothers have less sharp bends than others.
 

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Has anyone seen a side by side comparison of like a Micron standard mount vs a high mount? Or any other manufacturer that makes both styles?
 

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take a look at the pics here. they show that the standard mount def has a lot better line for the airflow. but the highmount looks so cool though!
 

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sorry, but I should have been clearer before. I meant to ask if anyone has seen a side by side dyno comparison of std mount vs. high mount from the same manufacturer.
 

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oh yea i thought that was a pretty weird question considering i think everyone has seen standard and high mount pipes together. yea that is a good question about dynos, i would be interested to see that too. :stupic
 
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