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    Hi all,

    I'm in the process of buying a new intake for my 9 and at this stage I am between the Thunder dual Hypercharger and the CYcle House Q5.

    Thunder:
    http://www.metricthunder.com/Merchan...gory_Code=PE38

    Cycle House:
    http://www.directlineparts.com/produ...d=9060&str=290

    The Thunder price is better but I dont like the fact that the left side will be mounted upside down with the drain visible. The Cycle House looks better, but is dearer. I am happy to pay the extra money, but havent seen many threads on this forum discussing the Q5. Is it a recommended intake? Is there Anyone out there that uses it and is happy to share some thoughts?

    Does it peform better than the Thunder?

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    Just my .02, but the Thunder is the known quantity here. They make great stuff, and you're more likely to be able to get assistance with a popular name product, than brand X where you're a lab rat by purchasing.
    Plus there's many styles of Thunder intakes available, didya check their site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykman View Post
    Just my .02, but the Thunder is the known quantity here. They make great stuff, and you're more likely to be able to get assistance with a popular name product, than brand X where you're a lab rat by purchasing.
    Plus there's many styles of Thunder intakes available, didya check their site?
    The Q5 is made by DLP. It is one of Hal's own products.(Cycle House is owned by DLP) It has been tested and is owned by a few here. Albe comes to mind, he was one of the first to go from the Thunder set-up to the Q5. I have seen his bike with the Q5 and it looks awesome. Unfortunately, for childish reasons Albe who was an original member who shared a lot of info here was booted.

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    I got the Q5 on my 9 and i like it.
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    Guess I Learned something new wasn't aware of the DLP/CH link although I have and love the CH mirror extenders. Like the look of the Q5.

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    Those Q5 intakes look sick.
    The hyperchargers are okay looking, but the Q5's are sick.
    I have the thunder tornado intakes and love the look. The Q5's would be my second choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuk View Post
    Those Q5 intakes look sick.
    The hyperchargers are okay looking, but the Q5's are sick.
    I have the thunder tornado intakes and love the look. The Q5's would be my second choice.
    Mate, they do look sick and that's why I wouldnt mind spending some extra money and getting them. I havent seen one of those in Australia so I might be the first one... I guess I have made my mind already

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    What happens when you ride in the rain or get stuck in a nasty storm. Do you cover them and if so how does the motor breath?

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    Water injection.

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    Good point. Those who use Q5, any thoughts?

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    That goes with any of these intakes. they look cool and they boost power but you can't be telling me that no one rides in the rain. I have been dumped on before on my cbr and thank god that i never had intakes like these. Now I anm def liking them but am nervous about water in the motor via the intakes

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    I have the Thunder Tornado intakes, with no covers. I've been in nasty rain storms and never had any issues.
    No one with any intakes like this have reported issues with rain as of yet.
    Your good. Put em on, and ride hard in any weather. !

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    for that thunder hypercharger, does it have the front baffles like in the old hot rods that flip open at full throttle or just on the $900 version has it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glocker23 View Post
    What happens when you ride in the rain or get stuck in a nasty storm. Do you cover them and if so how does the motor breath?
    i have been through both heavy rain and sand storme during my long trip no change on the performance. i think the filters and the drain holes did a good job.
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    I also remember someone commenting on the Q5's weight...guess they are pretty darn heavy. Q5 owners...true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masochist View Post
    I also remember someone commenting on the Q5's weight...guess they are pretty darn heavy. Q5 owners...true?
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    Default Hypercharger

    The hypercharger is not made by thunder. It is a kuryakyn and the left side is open to the rain with the drain hole faceing up wards. then there is no drain on the bottom. Wish i had known all this befor i purchased them.<IMG class=inlineimg title="" border=0 alt="" src="images/smilies/angry.gif" smilieid="18"> I do love the lock especially with the leds of amber and red inside, as the butterflies wiggle with the vacume. does anyone have the abilty to make a snap in plate for the top of the left one?
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    i really don't like the look of the q5's, kinda looks like something fab'd outta abs, way overpriced, the thunders look like they are specialized for the purpose, plus a much better price, mho.
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    Am also a big fan of the Thunder MFG Tornado's...





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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytherock View Post
    i really don't like the look of the q5's, kinda looks like something fab'd outta abs, way overpriced, the thunders look like they are specialized for the purpose, plus a much better price, mho.
    They look way too bulky. I like the steam-lined, hot rod look of the Thunders.


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    Default TOO MANY OPTIONS

    All of these comments were very helpful because I was thinking of purchasing the Q5. I've never seen them on anything. I see the Thunder mfg everywhere. They are not cheap though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahpbarreto View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm in the process of buying a new intake for my 9 and at this stage I am between the Thunder dual Hypercharger and the CYcle House Q5.

    Thunder:
    http://www.metricthunder.com/Merchan...gory_Code=PE38

    Cycle House:
    http://www.directlineparts.com/produ...d=9060&str=290

    The Thunder price is better but I dont like the fact that the left side will be mounted upside down with the drain visible. The Cycle House looks better, but is dearer. I am happy to pay the extra money, but havent seen many threads on this forum discussing the Q5. Is it a recommended intake? Is there Anyone out there that uses it and is happy to share some thoughts?

    Does it peform better than the Thunder?

    CHeers from Down Under.
    Alex
    i just purchased a 2013 red limited edition. I purchased a bunch of mods to have installed at the stealers, including the Q5 air intake. I know the price is a little steep but I just had to have them. I am new to this forum thing and I don’t know if this is the proper section to ask this question. I saw a picture of a M109R with a Q5 air intake installed, the air ports coming out of the air intake seem to have a glow of light coming from inside the air intake. I was wondering if this was possible or is it a far fetched idea. Any help would be appreciated.
    PS. If this is not the proper place to ask, please direct me. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    i just purchased a 2013 red limited edition. I purchased a bunch of mods to have installed at the stealers, including the Q5 air intake. I know the price is a little steep but I just had to have them. I am new to this forum thing and I don’t know if this is the proper section to ask this question. I saw a picture of a M109R with a Q5 air intake installed, the air ports coming out of the air intake seem to have a glow of light coming from inside the air intake. I was wondering if this was possible or is it a far fetched idea. Any help would be appreciated.
    PS. If this is not the proper place to ask, please direct me. Thank you.
    Well you commented on a 10 year dead thread so I'm not sure how many responses you'll get lol.
    I run Q5s on my bike as well and have seen the same thing. I'm assuming they run an led inside the actual housing, thought it looked pretty cool myself.
    Pics of your ride?

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    One of my VERY good and long time friends, who’s also a member of this Forum has had the Q5 Intakes installed on his bike for about 7-8 years now. He has done exactly what you’re trying to do with light glowing out of the front of each the Intake Tube. At the base of the housing, he installed a strip of Red LEDs, long enough to almost create a full circle just about 1” to 1.5” inside of the base housing opening, with the wire end running back into the frame of the bike, and then toward the battery. They look AWESOME day or night, as the LED light explodes outwardly from the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho1000R View Post
    Well you commented on a 10 year dead thread so I'm not sure how many responses you'll get lol.
    I run Q5s on my bike as well and have seen the same thing. I'm assuming they run an led inside the actual housing, thought it looked pretty cool myself.
    Pics of your ride?
    The bike is still being finished at the stealers, I should pick it up sometime this week. I will try and post some pictures if I can figure it out. Having a hard time figuring everything out on this forum. No doubt it is a great source of information on the M109R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho1000R View Post
    Well you commented on a 10 year dead thread so I'm not sure how many responses you'll get lol.
    I run Q5s on my bike as well and have seen the same thing. I'm assuming they run an led inside the actual housing, thought it looked pretty cool myself.
    Pics of your ride?
    The bike is still being finished at the stealers, I should pick it up sometime this week. I will try and post some pictures if I can figure it out. Having a hard time figuring everything out on this forum. No doubt it is a great source of information on the M109R.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho1000R View Post
    You're going to love them. Heres mine.

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    If you don't mind what exhaust and tuner are you running with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho1000R View Post
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    If you don't mind what exhaust and tuner are you running with it?
    I'm running a Hard Krome Velocity Shortie exhaust and I have an ECU tune from BCS from here on the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho1000R View Post
    I'm running a Hard Krome Velocity Shortie exhaust and I have an ECU tune from BCS from here on the board.
    I had the Cobra PwrPro Black installed, we'll see, I heard a lot of positive info on them. The ECU thing kind of scared me because you have to send the computer out to them, is that correct? I also got the radiator shroud with the scull flames insert, chin scoop from Meancycles and the front rotors like yours. I like your headlights, that is going to have to wait... I like your front flat signals, that is also going to have to wait...
    Your bike looks CRAZY!!!

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    All the chatter about riding in the rain, earlier in the thread, doesn't take into account that the airflow has to turn 90 degrees and head straight uphill to the airbox under the tank. Water isn't going to go uphill. Maybe some moisture will get there, but most of us realize that when we're out riding, and pass through an area where there is moisture in the air, all of the sudden, the motor seems to be running differently. It's the reason water injection came about in the past. It was used on fighters during WWII. And still used today on aircraft like the B-2, etc. Makes the engine run smoother, reduces the possibility of ping or detonation due to it cools off the intake charge.

    In essence, a little water in the intake is a good thing. I don't ride in the rain unless caught out in it. Have been several times. I have LA Choppers xXx Big Airs on my Nine. Never caused a single problem with them being wet.
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