Ok so here is the deal. I know there are a bunch of us that are really interested in a full stainless or even titanium header set up for are bikes. maybe not interested to buy, but at least interested to see what, if any, power gains you can really get out of a header. the problem is who is going to step up to the plate and make one, seeing how no major manufacturer does anymore, and not just be all talk and never bring anything to the table. Well I nominate myself to be that person!!! but I cant do this alone, so i am asking for help from all my fellow VFRworld members.
Clearly with something like this the cost is the major factor, and is probably the #1 road block for any of us to make something our selves. from the price of material, paying someone hours on hours of labor to bend and weld, the R&D, the dyno time, it all adds up. I have talked with a good friend of mine who is a fabricator and magician with the welding wand, he owns his own shop and does a majority of his work all by hand, and he is willing to work one on one with me to make a header. he does however not work for free, he has told me the cost to make the first one is going to be roughly $1000-$1200, after we get one done and make a jig then the time and effort go's down along with the cost if we choose to make more. I should also note that the fitment design we are going with is the stock header off a 5th gen. so you would be able to use this header with any basic slip on exhaust if you own a 5th or 6th gen VFR
$1k isn't a lot of money for some of you, but for me it is not something i just have laying around in my back pocket. I am self employed, business isn't super busy right now, so I don't have a lot of extra funds to be throwing at a project like this. what I do have a lot of is passion, a love for the VFR Community, and time to work on this project, and not just for myself, but for all of us. I can manage the R&D, and pay for the dyno time, but this all starts with getting the header made first. I will be using my own 5th gen as the test mule for this build.
I set up a "go fund me" account. https://www.gofundme.com/vfr-header-build, I am asking for your help. some of you might laugh at this, others will actually be interested and maybe help. one person that has already helped is OOTV (daryl), who donated a stock header and even paid to ship it to me. If you donate, I will see that it doesn't go unnoticed. So please help the VFR Community, donate what ever you can, $1, $5, $20, anything will help.
for those of you that are interested in seeing some of my friends work, you can check out his Instagram page... Rampage_fab, also here is a picture to drool on
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