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A 10+ hours date is a very very good base for a perfect relationship!
This exhausts are the best option for power and lightweight lovers!
You will see;)
I think about getting one of this nice CO2 and fire cannons!
 
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Thanks to Nate (Turbo329) received my Vandemon Titanium exhaust yesterday. Nate was terrific to deal with, kept me up to date on everything & responded thouroughly & quickly to my questions, just a pleasure to deal with. Really great job man!

Quality of the exhaust is fantastic, just really well made. It's even better in person, the muffler is art, the whole system is pipe porn.....From the online pics it looked to me like the muffler was a little more dull than I wanted so I was ready with materials I would need but was pleasantly surprised that it is much smoother & more satin than I expected so smoothed out & polished the headers, collectors & imo after the work the muffler & pipes look really well matched. Absolutely nothing wrong w/ the way the system comes out of the box, it's awesome, just wanted to dress her up some & once the pipe turns color should be even better... As Nate mentioned it took a while, spent the last 2 days working on it.

If anyone wants this done to their Vandemon, let me know I'm considering doing the work for other people, it's very time consuming to do it all by hand but rewarding.. Hope you like:

DOWNTUBE BEFORE:


DIFFERENT DOWNTUBE BUT AFTER:


POLISHED ON RIGHT:


POLISHED ON LEFT:


POLISHED ON RIGHT:


POLISHED ON BOTTOM:












FINISHED COLLECTORS:



BEFORE (pipes/collector are not pushed all the way in, just for pics/ easier to remove them this way)


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BEFORE:


AFTER:



Polished finish of the down tubes & collectors matching the finish of the muffler:


 

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Thanks to Nate (Turbo329) received my Vandemon Titanium exhaust yesterday. Nate was terrific to deal with, kept me up to date on everything & responded thouroughly & quickly to my questions, just a pleasure to deal with. Really great job man!
Thanks for the kind words! It was my pleasure getting you hooked up. :D

.....and your polishing skills are awesome!
 

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Beautiful pipe!

Don't forget to post the results on dyno'ing the flters+an update
on your gear mod ( is everything holding together? )

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Rapidroy1,


Yes the gear mod is holding together nicely. It survived a hour long dyno session. Racer172 has also done the mod and he's done 3 track days and 2 dyno sessions since. The general consensus is that it's working out nicely.


BoostedH2 has also done it recently.
 

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Using Vandemon supplied 72mm stainless springs but w/ these spring sleeves, they fit perfectly. Not assuming the springs will rub, more just for that look ;)



 

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Got back from vacation today to materials delivered that I needed for the final polishing.

Couple of the Pics in really harsh lighting, looks even better in person but you can see the big difference from the earlier polished version to below. Only had to go one step back for one pass, then the 8th & final pass & then re-polish. All done by hand. And that's it, spent too much time on this already & just want to install the freakin thing. Have some carbon fiber too that I will install at same time so pretty excited to see it come together.









Pic below is Original finish on left/bottom vs first round of polishing on right.......Above pictures are same part (collector that attaches to muffler) but that I just finished today.
 

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Just finished Polishing this Vandemon for another forum member. This is such a cool system & so well made, it's a pleasure to do this work. Love the way they created the collector's & mid pipe, my favorite part of the exhaust, well that & the muffler, it's a work of art....The welds are outstanding too. ..Hope the member is happy when he gets it, I really love the way it came out. Tons of pics taken before, during & after final polishing.

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Before Down tubes:









During & AFTER:




















Downtubes:












 

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That is absolutely stunning work, the polish work is excellent, really sets off a top shelf exhaust. As soon as I get my new girl broken in (still have not taken delivery, any day apparently), I am going to be purchasing this system, maybe I can get in line for the polishing!? Just terrific work sir!
 

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That is absolutely stunning work, the polish work is excellent, really sets off a top shelf exhaust. As soon as I get my new girl broken in (still have not taken delivery, anybday apparently), I am going to be purchasing this system, maybe I can get in line for the polishing!? Just terrific work sir!

THANK YOU! REALLY Appreciate it, means a lot as it's very time consuming,,,,,, but a labor of love to do it all by hand but imo it's the best method w/ this system & to get under it's Spring tabs, into the Y areas of the collectors & mid pipe...... Yes, absolutely. 👍
 

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apart from looking extra sexy why polish the pipes?

i'm only asking as after a few rides it's going to be covered with lots of crap and in need of another polish?
 
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apart from looking extra sexy why polish the pipes?

i'm only asking as after a few rides it's going to be covered with lots of crap and in need of another polish?
Titanium is highly corrosion resistant. It should keep most of its shine after a wipe down.
 

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apart from looking extra sexy why polish the pipes?

i'm only asking as after a few rides it's going to be covered with lots of crap and in need of another polish?

Good question... This isn't what you typically think of when "polishing"/cleaning titanium w/ a scotchbrite, where you rub it for a half hour & removes the coloration/dirt from the surface & looks like it did new or turns shiny...This is smoothing down the raw material, the lines, high spots, marks from manufacturing the Ti tube. It's not just to make the surface look shiny when freshly done but so that after when the titanium turns color the whole pipe will look shinier & remain smoother forever... Once this is done it'll never need it again, you couldn't anyway without removing the system from the bike.

W/ the smoothness of the material it should actually make it a lot easier to wipe down/maintain too.. If you look at the before parts you can see the raw titanium, that is being hand worked/smoothed out by hand, 8 different passes/ levels of abrasiveness (not wet/dry sandpaper) finishing w/ a # similar to what you would use on paint clear coat & then final polishing, takes about 10 hours.

Similar to why the H2R system is polished, people like that look & looks even better after it's run. It's a different polishing process but if you look at a Brocks full polished stainless system vs the same pipe that's not polished there's a big difference in appearance even after they are run for years. I went w/ Brocks polished version and after 8000 miles it looks way better than a brand new non polished system.

But yes also because it looks "sExY", lol!

Pictures of the identical right collector, first 2 pics are before & next 2 pics are after the work:



 
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