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Hey guys,
Just wanted to let you know I will be testing the new Alba exhaust to make sure it works as great as is planned. The owner of Alba and Rich our motor builder are commited to keeping their hard work from the performance side of things still going.

Keep checking in for updates. These things look great!
 

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I thought Alba was closing?
 

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As you can see from Doug's post Cory the owner of Alba is working hard to make sure all the hard work that went into the testing and development of their performance parts are not going to waste.

The new exhausts look great and I know they have been working on these for awhile.
 

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I'm sure you all have heard that ALBA has closed, and for the most part this is true, but we closed as a dealer only. Our service and performance department are still running, and running strong. My name is Rich, and I'm Wayne Matlock's mechanic and lead engine builder for ALBA. Our engine kits, port work, custom exhaust, and performance products are still available. Our new exhaust system is currently being tested by Josh Caster. Please give us a couple of weeks to work out any problems we might see in the system. We have also developed a new race clutch for the 700 if anyone is interested. I hope this helps in all the cunfusion about the status of ALBA. Have fun/Ride smart!
 

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zomg! I might have to say bye bye to the yosh.
 

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I don't have any of the headpipe at this time. I will be testing again this weekend hopefully and the first race with it will be on the 27th. So far this thing is holding up better than anything I've used and thats without race prep.

It sounds a little quieter than the other pipes I've heard on the 700 but still has the great deep throaty sound.
 

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I WANT ONE LIKE RIGHT NOW! lol I can't wait any longer.... as soon as this is for sale, so will my yosh! (and I love my yosh!)
 

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I WANT ONE LIKE RIGHT NOW! lol I can't wait any longer.... as soon as this is for sale, so will my yosh! (and I love my yosh!)

If you want to sell your Yosh I am interested...
 

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I was talking to Rich over at Alba the other day and they are still working on a few things to see if they can get more power out of it and what is the best set up. The one I am running now has been working great but they want to make sure they have the very best exhaust they can.

I know how tough it is to wait but I think those that do will be happy in the long run.
 

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I like knowing how much R&D actually goes into something. I think that makes it worth more. I know some of these exhausts aren't exactly cheap and come out immediately when the model comes out and you have to wonder how much testing was actually done or did they just slap some stuff together and call it a day? Alba will be going on my XX.
 

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hay rich from alba are you still doing the engine kits i have sent some emails but no reply live in australia but still want one
 

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I want one also, once they are available then I'll be selling my motoworks and 2 Bros. can't wait for it to hit the market.
 

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Ummmmm.........yep..........glad you said it.



QUOTE Matt from Alba 2 months ago:

We have performed several in-house testing sessions with multiple different configurations. The results are better than I expected! We have concluded on a design which yields excellent bottom, mid and top end horsepower. In testing several different header lengths, diameters, step locations, and every other variable you can imagine, we ended up with what I feel is the best all around and most useable power band for this machine. Furthermore we tested it on both a stock machine as well as a mildly built and aggressively built machine. The gains were proportional and to my delight, the chosen design worked equally well on the stock to fully modified engine!

The development phase is done! However, a prototype exhaust, while flowing the same as a production pipe, looks like about 45 pieces welded together to make 1 header (ugly and not structurally sound!). For this purpose we can not use a prototype exhaust for durability and reliability testing. I am having a couple made as they will be when we manufacture them. I will then be installing one on Caster's 700XX (can't use Matlock due to his contract with HMF). What better person to test the durability of an exhaust than a professional racer.

.......and........A full system exhaust will always create more power than a simple slip-on. Furthermore, be careful with modular style full systems. If the company offers a slip on canister, and header separate, then that means the header pipe is limited to the diameter of the stock header. A true full system exhaust will be developed from scratch and will not be limited to any stock dimension or variable.

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