By Chris on March 18, 2016
I purchased a set of cobra drag pipes recently. Great sound great look. I would recommend them for any bike.
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Drag pipes have always been a favorite because of their overall simplicity and clean lines. But unless you're going full throttle all the time, they're not the most functional. That's where Cobra's drag exhaust comes in. It gives you that same straight pipe look, but also includes their removable power cores for better tuning, sound and overall performance.
And there's no need to worry if you decide to do a little dragging and get these pipes really hot. That's because they also feature Cobra's signature triple-layer chrome heat shields that always shine.
|Baffles Included||Yes, Removable|
|Configuration||2 into 2|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Exhaust Diameter||Varies (make selection above)|
|Heat Shield Included||Yes|
|Sub-Model||Varies (make selection above)|
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By Chris on March 18, 2016
I purchased a set of cobra drag pipes recently. Great sound great look. I would recommend them for any bike.
By James G on June 19, 2016
Exhaust fits great on my 2000 shadow 750 ace. It's definitely louder but sounds great. Deep low rumble. Nice pipes for the money. They arrived quickly and in perfect shape.
By Eddy65 on February 15, 2017
Great set of pipes for my V-Star. Can't beat the price for the quality and sound
By Brian S. on May 16, 2017
All I can say is WOW! These things look and sound amazing. Ordered them late on Friday and received them the following Tuesday. I look forward to doing more business with you in the future.
While you can probably get away with installing the Drag Pipes exhaust system by itself and leaving the baffles in, to get the best possible throttle response and engine performance, it's always best to get some sort of fueling modification device. Basically, any time you change the way air gets into or out of, the motor, you'll want to adjust jetting appropriately to maximize any performance gains available from the new setup.
I OWN A 2004 HONDA SHADOW SPIRIT VT1100C
While you can probably get away with installing the exhaust by itself, to get the best possible throttle response and engine performance, it's always best rejet the carburetor for maximum performance. Basically, any time you change the way air gets into or out of, the motor, you'll want to adjust fueling appropriately to maximize any performance gains available from the new setup.
No, Cobra exhausts do not include exhaust gaskets. Provided the OEM exhaust gaskets are still in good shape, you can re-use them when installing an aftermarket exhaust. Otherwise, simply search our store for "Exhaust Gasket" = choose the one you want and we'll include it along with your order.
Yes, the drag pipes will fit both, the 750cc and 1100cc variants of the 2002 Shadow Spirit. Simply select you machine from the drop down menu that's to the right of the photo and you'll get the pipes that fit your machine.
While you can probably get away with installing this Cobra exhaust by itself, to get the best possible throttle response and engine performance, it's always best to install a jet kit. Basically, any time you change the way air moves into or out of the engine, you'll want to adjust the air fuel ratio accordingly to maximize any performance gains available from the new exhaust.
You can find the right jet kit to go with this exhaust and your motorcycle by searching our store for "Cobra Carburetor Jet Kit"
YouTube has a plethora of information regarding carburetors and jetting, I would suggest looking over some videos of how to rejet the carb on your Vulcan 1500. It's not terribly difficult to do, but does require a fair level of mechanical skill. We do have service manuals available that explain a great deal of tasks, from basic to advanced, for keeping your bike up and running. You can find those manuals by searching our store for "Clymer Shop Repair Manual"
You could probably install this exhaust without a Power Commander and the bike would run, but to get the best possible power output and throttle response, it's always best to adjust fueling accordingly. Basically, any time you change the way fuel or air gets into or out of the engine, you'll want to tune the bike to match. This way, there will be no stumbling at certain throttle position/speed combinations.
As a general rule, drag style pipes are probably the loudest pipes you can find as they're of a narrow diameter and have the standard baffles in them. In the case of the VT1100C Shadow Spirit exhaust, Cobra does not produce a set of Drag Pipes to fit that bike. In your case, the best pipes for your needs would be a Vance & HInes Classic II Exhaust System. They're baffled and have a rather mellow sound when compared to straight drag pipes, but without too harsh of a bark.
Would these pipes come with the bracket to mount the pipes to my frame or is that a separate purchase?
If the stock exhaust is what you have installed on your machine, then you'll have everything you need to get the Drag Pipes put on your bike. All required mounting hardware and brackets are included with Cobra's exhausts to make installation as easy as possible. Keep in mind, however, you may need to re-use some of your bike's OEM bolts, spacers and/or washers that attached the stock exhaust system to your bike for fitting the exhaust. Also, there are no exhaust valve gaskets included, but if the original items are in good shape, you can certainly re-use them for the new pipes.
That's hard to say since sound is a rather subjective subject. It really depends on what kind of exhaust tone you're looking for. If you want something that's loud and sharp - then yes, Cobra's Drag Pipes are the way to go. If you really wanted to go all-out, simple pull the removable baffles which are included with each exhaust and you'll probably wake the dead.
As far as performance goes - it really depends on what state of tune your bike happens to be in. If it's carbureted, you'll certainly want to adjust jetting in order to get the best possible engine performance and throttle response. Cobra makes the perfect jet kit to go with any of their exhausts. If your bike happens to be fuel injected, then you couldn't possibly go wrong with an Fi2000 PowrPro. With that tuner, it's just a matter of plugging it in and it'll figure out how to best fuel your bike, 80 times per second for maximum performance.
Yes, Cobra Drag Pipes are not slip-on mufflers. They are full exhaust systems that replace the entire OEM exhaust.
YES! All of Cobra's full exhaust systems provide more sound than the stock exhaust they're designed to replace. You will notice the engine will be significantly louder upon the installation of these Drag Pipes.
If you want loud Cobra exhaust pipes, you're looking at the correct exhaust system! As a general rule, Drag Pipes are some of the loudest exhausts you can buy for your motorcycle. This is due to the fact that they have minimal baffling and don't have a larger muffler area common on other exhausts. For these reasons, Cobra Drag Pipes tend to be particularly loud and especially if you remove the baffles.
I'm trying to calculate how much exhaust wrap I need to wrap these pipes, will 50' worth of 2" exhaust wrap be sufficient? I'm looking at an online calculator to figure it out.
To do it right, you'll need about 100 feet of 2" wide Drag Specialties Exhaust Wrap Kit. With that, you'll have plenty of wrap to get it all done.
Just about every exhaust we sell comes with all the required mounting hardware, although you may need to re-use some of the stock exhaust brackets and bolts in order to complete the installation. There are no fuel tuning components included with any exhausts from our suppliers. With regarding to changing your carburetor, we highly recommend a Cobra Jet Kit to go along with any Cobra exhaust that we sell, be it a slip-on or a complete exhaust system.
Since those kits are developed specifically to work with Cobra pipes, they come with everything you need to get your bike running with the best possible throttle response and engine power output. The easy-to-follow instructions do an excellent job of explaining how to get the most out of the kit, from setting up a baseline to fine-tuning your carburetor to your specific machine's needs.
In the case of Cobra's Drag Pipes, each baffle is secured with a set screw. Usually, the screw is located on the inner-facing side of the tailpipe where it isn't visible from most viewing angles. The baffles themselves have a nut welded in place which makes removing or installing them a quick, simple affair.
Cobra Drag Pipes full exhaust systems are sold in pairs. You will receive two complete sets of pipes, from the cylinder heads all the way to the Cobra exhaust tips with your purchase.
What do you recommend re-jetting kit wise for these drag pipes on a 2003 suzuki intruder volusia 800
By: Jacob mc.
The best jet kit to go with any Suzuki Volusia Cobra exhaust comes in the form of a Cobra Jet Kit. Since those Volusia jet kits are developed in conjunction with a Cobra exhaust, they've got everything you need to get the most of the new exhaust system.
Since the 2003 Volusia 800 is a carbureted bike, you'll want to use a Cobra Carburetor Jet kit to adjust fuel delivery. There are no Power Commanders or Cobra Fi2000 kits available to fit that bike.
Unfortunately, Cobra doesn't make a set of drag pipes to fit the VT1100C2 Shadow Sabre. We do, however, have three different full exhaust systems available that'll fit. They come in the form of a Vance & Hines Shadow Sabre Longshots Original Exhaust System, VT1100C2 Cobra Classic Deluxe Slashcut Exhaust System and the Sabre 1100 Shadow Vance & Hines Pro Pipe HS 2-into-1 Exhaust System.
For any Cobra exhaust, we recommend a Cobra V-Star 650 jet kit to go along with. The jet kits themselves are designed specifically to work with these exhausts as they're developed together to produce the best possible engine performance and throttle response.
Yes, you'll want to rejet your Honda Shadow 600 upon installing this, or any other full exhaust system that we have. The OEM fuel delivery would have your bike missing at partial throttle settings and stumbling any time you grabbed a handful as it's far too lean. Depending on where you spend most of your time riding, ideal jet sizes would be anywhere from 118 to 130.
To be sure you get everything you'll need for proper fuel delivery, we recommend the Cobra Carburetor Shadow 600 VLX Jet Kit to go along with any Cobra exhaust. Since they're developed in tandem, you get all the parts required (jets, needle, E-clip &etc.) to get the most power benefit out of the installation of any Cobra exhaust.
Cobra doesn't produce a full exhaust system to fit the Magna. I checked with all of our suppliers, but the only thing we can get for that bike comes in the form the Cobra Slashcut Slip-On mufflers. There simply isn't anything else we can get, exhaust-wise, to fit that bike.
Yes, the standard Shadow 600 and the Deluxe variant share the same exhaust system. For that reason, if you were to select the 2003 VT600C Shadow 600 VLX from our fit guide, you'd get the correct exhaust to fit your bike as well.
Cobra recommends a main jet size in the range of 118 up to 130 to go along with this Shadow 600 exhaust system. Particularly, if you're below 3,000 feet ASL, they recommend you start at a 126 size. If above that altitude, 122 or smaller is advised. You'll also want acquire adjustable fuel needle. Or better yet, you could go with a Cobra Carburetor Honda Shadow Jet kit which comes with everything you need to get your bike dialed-in for this exhaust.
By: Charles d
A Shadow 750 stage 1 jet kit would work fine for your needs since they're designed to work on machines equipped with an aftermarket exhaust system and/or a modified intake system. In fact, a Cobra Jet Kit would be most suitable for your needs. It comes with everything you need for proper fuel delivery in one box and is specifically designed to work with Cobra Honda Shadow Deluxe 750 exhausts.
Cobra doesn't produce any exhausts to fit the 1995 VN750 Vulcan 750. To get a pipe to fit that bike, check out the MAC Staggered Taper Tip Dual Full Exhaust System for the Vulcan 750 or the VN750 Kawasaki Vance & Hines Cruzers Exhaust System for that bike. Both of those systems will bolt straight up to your Vulcan 750 without issue.
The guy I bought the bike from cut off the old exhaust and it backfires a lot and bogs down when I first take off will these pipes help with that?? And I'm not sure but I may need to clean my carbs?? Right??
By: Jake r
Having a V-Star 650 full length exhaust would help somewhat. But, more critically, you'd want to have the bike properly jetted for the higher flow exhaust in order to ensure proper fuel delivery. To do that, we recommend a Vstar 650 Cobra Carburetor Jet Kit kit as it comes with a range of components to help you get the right jetting. Plus, the included instructions do an excellent job of explaining exactly how to install the jet kit parts for your machine's specific configuration and power delivery characteristics.
By: Diesel guy
For that particular machine and altitude combination, we recommend a Cobra jet kit. The components within will get you close, it may even work just fine. There's only one way to find out, really, and that's to try the jet kit along with the exhaust. Based upon that, you'll know whether or not you need to go with a different jet or not. Still, for the time being, starting off with the Cobra Jet kit will get you in the ball park.
Based upon your experience with that, if you find the bike isn't quite there yet, give us a ring and we'll be happy to help you find the correct jets to get it running perfectly.
Unfortunately, Cobra no longer produces an exhaust to fit the 1995 Shadow ACE 1100. About the closest exhaust we have in comparison to the Drag Pipes from Cobra comes in the form of the MAC Staggered Slash Cut Dual Full Exhaust System or the Vance & Hines Straightshots Exhaust System.
There's no need to wrap any pipes that CObra makes. Typically, exhaust wrap is reserved for those looking to reduce the heat you feel on the bike or, anyone looking to maximize exhaust gas temperature for performance needs (eg. drag racing). Otherwise, you don't have to wrap these pipes to put them on your bike.