There was another thread with pics about a week ago. I don't have it but do a search on it. The forum member was getting the Two Brothers exhaust as a test user I think and he listed a few other finishes other than diamond...
I would prefer akra myself. Their quality is top level....or Graves....
Thats weird, because if you go to the two bros website, you can order it with titanium cans and I dont think that the titanium cans come with the diamond finish? So maybe there was a misunderstanding between you and the sales rep. You may want to call back and verify. Also, I think they are the best looking can out for the 04 so far, but I am not sure it is the way to go yet. I am waiting for the arata to come out. I have never had one, but i hear that the sound and the quality is top notch!! Just my opinion.
I see that Micron has released their 04 slip on...it looks good but I'm still not sure that its the way to go....the black carbon finish looks great....but I am still hesitant about the canister ends....Im sure Graves makes good stuff but it looks a little bigger than I care for....
like rooster said the website shows carbon, aluminum, titanium,and the x-metal. I think they look the best for the 04 ,just because they look like they fit. I'm gonna wait until all manufacturers come out with their pipes and i hear some reviews before i buy anything.
I ordered a set of Titanium slip on from Two Brothers last week. They should be here sometime early next week. I will take some pictures of them and post them. I like Two Brothers products, but I know some guys don't. Years ago, Two Brothers were built with much less quality, but the last set I bought, for my R1100S, were built very nice.
Just rec'vd my Two Bro's X-metal. The finish is good, the end caps are pretty sick lookin. One problem though, they require you to use stock hardware to mount up the new cans and the stock clamps actually don't fit the new pipe diameter, the stockers are too wide and max out before actually cinching down on the s-bend pipes. Going to the store to get some smaller sized clamps tomorrow and probably some cr whatever that is the high temp silicon goop. I'll put one call into Two Bro's to let them know of their oversight and then hopefully I'll be ready to post some pics.
Also removed the CAT' which is best performed by hammering first a chisel, then a 2" diameter pipe to wail on the corregated metal inside. The round pipe allows you to scrape the inner walls clean of metal scrap.
What a fun night it has been, just wish I coulda finished the yob and started er up!
I love the end caps as well! I also called and asked if the "connecting pipes" (for lack of the proper term) could be ordered in titanium, and if they offer a model that eliminates the cat. The answer to both questions was "NO". Personally, I wonder if the Akra can be ordered with their dirt bike end caps to simulate the Two Bros look.
I am selling a new pair of two bros slip ons(X-Metal Finish) for the 2004 R1. I will reduce the price to sell quick. They sound great. I actually ordered the X-metal finish but needed carbon fiber and couldnt return. They are brand new still in box. Email me at [email protected] if interested.