Re: Well I just had to say this and see if anyone else has experienced this
Proly doesen't matter, but I had a similar experience with a mountain bike I built. I did not like the stock exhaust, but my expansion chamber (not a SBP) would not run any better on that motor- ended up getting bored one day and chopped up a stock exhaust with plans to modify it, but just left it shorty straight pipe.
Wow! I got some great low end torque from that lil' motor after the change....
So- Yeah, I had a similar experience. But then again....I have learned to never follow, rather to try to find my own way. Common knowledge is not a book I normally read from.
-Just my experience-