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Nemesis Manifold Roadstar XV16 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
Looking for a Nemesis manifold.

Does anyone know one for sale or a source?

Is this manifold really better than the yamaha speedstar manifold?
 
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Re:Nemesis Manifold Roadstar XV16 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
You get them from DK Powdercoating.

Here is a link to him on the RSR.
http://forums.delphiforums.com/1602/messages?msg=133748.1

Here's a link to his website if you want to ask questions
http://tidyville.roadstarclinic.com/dkcoatings1.html

I think he also sells them on ebay.
 
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Re:Nemesis Manifold Roadstar XV16 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
It is better. The only distributor that I am aware of is DK powdercoating. I believe they warehouse the products for US distribution for Nemesis.

DK has a website here:
DK Powdercoating
 
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Re:Nemesis Manifold Roadstar XV16 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
Any idea how Nemesis compares to the Ben Herr manifold?
Ben Herrs' seems more angled.
 
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Re:Nemesis Manifold Roadstar XV16 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
I doubt you will find much if any measurable difference between the two (talking about performance). I have heard good things about the Ben Herr's. Also heard they did not require spacing out your air kit like the Nemesis do.

BUT, I have never used one.

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Re:Nemesis Manifold Roadstar XV16 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
I've been reading about the Nemesis Manifold.

I have Bub Big Willy's, Baron BAK, AIS removed, 31 tooth pulley. What kind of difference would I expect to get from a Nemesis manifold?

Gram, in your last post you mention "spacing out your air kit". Is that anything of concern with the BAK?
 
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Re:Nemesis Manifold Roadstar XV16 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
Fire ResQ wrote:
I've been reading about the Nemesis Manifold.

I have Bub Big Willy's, Baron BAK, AIS removed, 31 tooth pulley. What kind of difference would I expect to get from a Nemesis manifold?

Gram, in your last post you mention "spacing out your air kit". Is that anything of concern with the BAK?


Yes. The nemesis manifold has a longer entrance port that the carb mates up to. I think its about 3/8" longer than stock. So you have to find some type of spacer to use between your air kits bolts and the engine to take up the difference.

If you don't have a ported manifold at all, you are going to find it a lot smoother through acceleration, and it will also accelerate quicker. If you have ported stocker, the difference will mostly be the smoothness of acceleration.

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Re:Nemesis Manifold Roadstar XV16 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
To mount my BAK to my carb attached to the Nemesis I made 3 spacers from round stainless stock. I cut them about 5/8 for the top two and 7/8 for the bottom and drilled a hole through the center. The top two are mounted to the BAK; the bottom is mounted to the bike.

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Re:Nemesis Manifold Roadstar XV16 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
The Nemesis and Ben Herr Performance manifolds are both solid products. The ported manifold is arguably the "best bang for your buck" performance mod available to the Road*.

The Nemesis was only offered in an Extended length. The Ben Herr is offered in Standard and Extended lengths.

The Nemesis uses o-rings to secure the manifold to the jugs and uses clamps to secure the manifold to the carb. The Ben Herr uses gaskets to secure the manifold to the jugs and uses a rubber friction-fit gasket to secure the manifold to the carb.

DK's casting foundry went belly up recently, and as far as I know, they are still searching for a new casting foundry. I do not believe that they have any of the 99-03 or 04-up manifolds available for sale at this time. You MIGHT be able to find someone selling a used Nemesis, but then you would need to ask yourself, "Why would someone who HAD a Nemesis now be SELLING it?".

Ben Herr has had his own issues, but I believe he's up and running again, so his Standard and Extended ported manifolds are available.

Good luck!
 
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Re:Nemesis Manifold Roadstar XV16 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of Baron's Ported Manifold? How would it compare to the Nemesis?
 
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