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« on: May 21, 2012, 10:01:36 am »

Time to Sound Off and tell us where do you stand on the sound of your bike!
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 10:05:09 am »

The CBR is stock, the 300 has a FMF Q pipe on it, and the 990 has KTM branded FMF's. I prefered teh stock ,garden tractor, sound fromthe 990 but the cats had to go. the FMF's are not bad, but a bit too loud for my taste..
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 10:21:16 am »

My Bird has a Yoshi SS full system. I hear her when I ride her. I should but never wear ear plugs. I never listen to music. I like to listen to my bike.
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 11:02:31 am »

Leo Vince slip-ons with the db killer inserts installed. Louder than stock, but not obnoxious with the inserts in. Inserts out is quite the roar (great tone, just too loud).
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 11:02:59 am »


My Bird has a Yoshi SS full system. I hear her when I ride her. I should but never wear ear plugs. I never listen to music. I like to listen to my bike.


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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 11:12:08 am »

Two Brothers slip-on the VFR. Mac exhuast on the /5. It's loud!
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 12:37:39 pm »

Stock Guzzi exhaust...but man..it still makes some nice notes...

That being said it does it in a polite fashion and won't upset the neighbors or set off car alarms. Classy girl she is... Inlove
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 02:02:08 pm »

The Striple got a Leo Vince full system lowboy.  With the street insert in (euro road legal) its not much louder then stock, but with a deeper/nastier triple growl  Cool.  

The WR has a DRD slip on.  quite a bit louder then stock, but not too bad on the 250.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 07:26:34 pm »

The SV: Stock pipes that sound good to me.

The GPz900R has vintage Yoshimura slip ons made out of unobtainium. I heard a friend riding my bike literally a mile away. It was out in the country, but I had no idea they were that loud. Still way quieter than the average cruiser with pipes.
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 08:22:12 pm »

My S1000RR has a Yoshimura Superbike full system exhaust, and when I twist the throttle everybody knows it.

My Husky 450 Supermoto has a factory racing exhaust that sets off car alarms in parking garages as I ride by on the street.
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2012, 09:01:19 pm »

 TBR carbon can on the VFR. It's a bit loud, but not anywhere near open pipe db levels.
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2012, 12:10:06 am »

Two Brothers exhaust on the ZX-14.  Nice deep muscle car rumble, sounds great when I wind it up, can short shift and keep the revs low and not piss off the neighbors when I leave for work.
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2012, 09:02:57 am »

2011 Triumph Thruxton with the British Customs Performance Package. Stock she was embarassingly quiet and sloooooooow. It was like riding an electric motorcycle which would be fine if it was an electric motorcycle. Now she's found her voice and can breathe and she has a little punch too. The BC kit seems to be the quietest out there as well  Thumbsup   IIRC I think it was Clay who said following me through the Tunnel of Trees last summer sounded like he was behind a WWII fighter plane  Bigsmile
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2012, 09:09:44 am »

I am keeping the Connie stock. I plan on using it for touring more than sport riding. So I want it to stay quiet.
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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2012, 11:58:03 am »

I had a set Of Two Brothers on the Superhawk sounded great. THe Concours 1 just opened the baffles a bit breathes better but still quiet putting around, the Dual Sports have FMF pipes they growl a bit but stock ex was rusted heavy crap so easy choice.and teh Ols XS1100"s have NIB Supertrapp 4-1 sets i scored it just sounds good
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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2012, 01:44:55 pm »

The RT has a ZTechnik pipe which is louder than OEM. It is really only 'loud' for a BMW (that is to say, not loud at all), but has an almost Guzzi-like rumble at idle and a nice snap-crackle-pop on decel making an otherwise appliance-like bike manifest a bit more soul. It's a luxury hotrod. Burnout


IIRC I think it was Clay who said following me through the Tunnel of Trees last summer sounded like he was behind a WWII fighter plane  Bigsmile


I get that sound while cranking and banking, but the plane is a Messerschmitt rather than a Spitfire.  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2012, 01:51:23 pm »

Stock exhaust on the Tiger -- can't hear much, except on trailing throttle -- the tune Dan K installed last year yielded, among other things, a very nice little burble on over run . . . sounds like the bike is muttering to itself ;-}

The stock KLR exhaust on Jerry Lee? SOunds like a PDQ Lawnboy.
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« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2012, 01:37:07 pm »

Stock on the GS, I had a set of D & D Police Interceptor cans on the '08 FLHT but wound up going back to stock after a short time. I have tinnitus and hearing loss from the Navy and certain resonances really hurt my ears, so quiter is definately better for me.
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2012, 12:13:07 pm »

Have had Erions on the VTR nice '03 - even crashed w/ em on & very little damage.  I got em cause I used to lane split to work into NYC.  I still vividly remember the 1st commute & I revved the motor & the cars moved the F out of my way Bigsmile

They're no where as loud as 2 Bros.

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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2012, 12:52:29 pm »

Stock on the Duc. I'd like to lose the cat, but that's also the muffler and underbody. Don't want more noise, don't want to run the mid-pipe, muffler, PC-V, etc route. Plus I actually like the way the exhaust looks, and you can't hear the bike over wind-noise above 50-60mph anyway!

The WR250 came with a full Graves system on it. I can hear that.
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« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2012, 01:24:02 am »

My ST had a staintune exhause on, which makes it sound like a slightly louder sewing machine. Lol
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« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2012, 01:47:57 am »

Stock Ducati exhaust.  My wife says "it's kinda loud, but not Harley loud." I don't really want to worry about pissing off my the whole neighborhood, especially my good next door neighbor we share a driveway with.
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« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2012, 02:12:22 am »

C-10 ran stock its whole life....



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    I wanna lose the cats and look at the baffles.
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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2012, 05:04:45 pm »

The St1100 is stock and quiet.
The CB400F is stock and quiet.
The Tuono "thunders" with an Arrow Shotgun Twin-can exhaust.  What? Can't hear ya!


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« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2012, 06:45:45 pm »

currently stock and i wear ear plugs. sounds good to me. BUUUUTTT will get a slip-on before goin to the track so i can get that last 1-2HP at the top cause i will soooooooooooo need that last lil bit.  Rolleyes

actually, i really loved the sound of my 04 with 2-Bros slip-on. miss it. just love that sound of a wailing I4. love V4s more, but alas, can't afford a real V4 SS.  Sad
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« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2012, 07:56:39 pm »

The Tiger has an Arrow road pipe and tune, which is pleasantly burbly but not at all obnoxious.
The Speedy has Arrow race pipes and tune and burbles and sputters and spits and generally gnashes it's teeth.  At WOT, it's a beast.
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« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2012, 10:24:11 pm »

Yosh slip on on the gixxer.  Just howels up top.  But not loud at all down low.
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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2012, 11:01:18 pm »

I think loud jackets saves lives.
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« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2012, 10:29:52 am »

Stock and on the last two bikes I replaced the aftermarket cans with stock units. Side not both ran smoother and more efficiently with the stock cans on as well. Can't stand ridiculously loud exhausts on bikes. Some may sound good when you run it through the first few gears once in a while but at mile 425 on a 700 mile day those sounds become nothing but an annoyance and a headache.

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« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2012, 02:32:02 pm »

At idle my clutch is louder than the exhaust.. like a lot louder. When moving the valve train is louder than exhaust.
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« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2012, 04:26:05 pm »

Remus CF pipes on the VFR.  Sounds like a classic air breathing F1 or Indy V-8 engine.   Inlove
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« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2012, 09:28:48 pm »

The 1250 has a Leo Vince slip-on which has a nice rumble, the stocker couldn't be heard over the valve train,  My Sprint has the OEM exhaust, which sounds fairly good with the 3 cylinders.  I need to remove the LV's Db killer, just to hear what it'd sound like.
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« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2012, 05:00:19 pm »


I think loud jackets saves lives.


First time I read this I thought it said "loud jackasses save lives."  That works, too.
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« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2012, 06:30:12 pm »

Gsxr has the stock exhaust and I like it that way. The KTM has the stock exhaust cans modified with aftermarket (pro-moto billet) end caps and the "power up" exhaust mid pipe. It is kinda loud, but it sounded like a scooter in stock trim and it seems to make a bit more power (with jetting and opened air box).
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« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2012, 12:51:07 am »


I think loud jackets saves lives.


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« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2012, 08:38:50 pm »

Supertraps on the Ducati, with the minimum discs, so it just drowns out the air intake (full opened air box) - load but much quieter than the neighbors Harley, only have to check the tach to see if its running if the neighbor is doing is Parkinson's hand thing

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« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2012, 03:55:29 pm »

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« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2012, 04:22:48 pm »


I think loud jackets saves lives.


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« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2012, 01:41:03 pm »

I like that my little V-Strom is quite.  It makes me feel stealthy.....  Wink
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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2012, 04:04:56 pm »

Aftermarket, but stock replacement SS exhaust.  So quiet Mrs. melville can't hear me leave in the early morning!

Haven't even needed earplugs yet (no long slab rides yet), and I use them in my obnoxious cage:

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« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2012, 08:01:30 am »

I use stealth tech to its full advantage, if they don't know I am coming , no nasty microwaves basting me as I ride. Wink
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« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2012, 01:47:50 pm »

yes, but if you were using stealth tech to the limit, microwaves wouldn't matter anyways....  Smile
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« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2012, 11:10:42 am »

Oh they can still see you, you just are not as big a target.We don 't have cloaking yet
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« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2012, 11:26:10 am »

Took the obnoxiously loud cage to work today, and saw a potential benefit to loud pipes.  I was not the first to arrive there, but I was the one who woke up the homeless guy sleeping on the (sidewalk accessible) balcony. Shut the motor off and heard a muffled "Fuck" from above and saw the dude gather his shit and move along.
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« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2012, 01:57:10 am »

GSX1250 is stock, and I kind of dig how quiet it is. The KLX has a full Muzzy exhaust, wide open and loud as hell - not my favorite, but I dig the performance gain.
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« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2012, 11:19:33 am »

Lol at this poll showing the demographics of the board.

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2003 Suzuki SV1000S - Yoshi RS3 slipons.  Nice twin rumble at idle and pretty loud on the gas.

2007 Yamaha R1 - Yoshi TRS slipons, M4 ypipe cat-delete, K&N filter.  Without the silencers this thing was your typical obnoxious I4 crotch rocket, and I loved it!  When I'd get on it, the bike would make a discernable inhaling at high-rpm with an ear-splitting howl from the exhaust to match.  With the silencers installed it was only just barely louder than stock.

2002 RC51 - Sato low-mount titanium slipons.  Take my SV from above and multiply the loudness by 1.5.  I've heard similarly setup RC51s go by on the front straight at VIR and there is no mistaking a high-revving Japanese twin on the gas.  How can you not love it?
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« Reply #46 on: December 29, 2012, 06:52:54 pm »

My Connie has muzzy full duel exhaust. Nice and quiet when below 3k. Really screams when she is opened up.
My XJ has. Kerker muffler I got from a scrap yard.

I like to here the bike. She talks to me. My cars, and truck all have aftermarket exhaust.
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« Reply #47 on: December 30, 2012, 11:08:12 am »

2010 Triumph 1050 Tiger Leo Vince SKB removed the DB killer BMC air filter, sounds burly with a bark but not hot and shrill. Bigsmile

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« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2012, 11:00:42 am »

I prefer quite bikes.

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« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2012, 05:25:17 pm »

I have a straight M4 exhaust on my SV650, and it is just way too damn loud.

The sound is great with a nice throaty twin-rumble, but I have to really watch the throttle when I am riding around my neighborhood and its just not worth it.

I am all for pulling of the factory exhaust due to weight savings alone, but I really value a quiter set-up that still lets the bike sound like a motorcycle without setting off car alarms (which mine does pretty reliably).
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« Reply #50 on: December 31, 2012, 06:41:20 pm »

My GT has the stock exhaust on it. I wish I could hear it but I can't. Everybody that I ride w/ says it sounds amazing. I've tried riding w/o my earplugs in & the audio system off but it's still to quiet to hear it from the seat. I guess all of the sounds goes behind me because it's so fast & light travels faster than sound!  Lol
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« Reply #51 on: March 17, 2013, 06:34:36 pm »

I blew through a Two Brothers Cat eliminator pipe and Can that made the Boxer sound soooooo beautiful and just screamed when I opened it up. Back to stock for awhile and it sounds like a slightly angry sewing machine. Amazing how the exhaust on this bike completely changes the personality.
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« Reply #52 on: March 21, 2013, 12:13:33 am »

When I turn off the I-pod, Ya I can hear it Twofinger

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« Reply #53 on: March 21, 2013, 08:44:56 am »

The RT is the most quite bike I’ve owned and only the second bike I’ve never modified the exhaust.

I like being stealthy.  The po po that hide in the hills can’t hear me coming now.

On a funny note, one of the Harley riders in my office told me that if my bike were louder that Subaru wouldn’t have hit me last weekend because they would have heard me.   Lol


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« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2013, 09:55:26 am »


The RT is the most quite bike I’ve owned and only the second bike I’ve never modified the exhaust.

I like being stealthy.  The po po that hide in the hills can’t hear me coming now.

On a funny note, one of the Harley riders in my office told me that if my bike were louder that Subaru wouldn’t have hit me last weekend because they would have heard me.   Lol





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« Reply #56 on: March 24, 2013, 01:05:49 pm »

I'm mixed.  The Guzzi and BMW have their stock exhausts, they have nice notes and occassionally trip the hyper-sensitive car alarm.  The Ducati has Termis on it, but I understand from the dealer I'm the only customer who asked to keep the baffles in.  Our '77 Kaw is louder than all of the three others, with the stock exhaust.  That's a two-stroke for you.   Twofinger

When I took the ERC on the Ducati,  some of the ranges were "factory exhaust only" and I enrolled in the non-stock class.  After an hour with those Harleys I had a monstrous headache, even with earplugs.  The Duc was by far the quietest bike that day.
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« Reply #57 on: April 08, 2013, 12:44:25 pm »

The FZ1 has a Holeshot header with a Danmoto carbon fiber slip on with the Db killer installed. I can still hear it on the freeway with my custom earplugs with headphones on and the music not too loud.
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« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2013, 07:21:59 am »

Stock exhaust. The only time you really hear it, is when you get on the throttle! No need to announce my
 Coming and going. Plus.... I respect my neighbors!  BMW's should be seen,not heard!
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« Reply #59 on: June 10, 2013, 12:18:48 pm »

The wife has a Leo Vince SKB ON HER Bandit, and it get's a little shrill sometimes, but I can tell when she hammers it, so it's all good.

Unfortunately, I can hear me more than I would like. I have a full TI system on the GPZ, headers to single outlet (on the wrong side naturally), ending in a beat up Muzzy carbon fiber Oval can. The headers are bullet proof, but the can has been beat up over time. One low-side and an incident with an F350 in a parking lot has loosened the whole critter up, cracked the can and ripped off the Muzzy badge. And it needs repacked in a bad way. It's louder than I like to keep the peace with my neighbors and keep on the down low. I have considered rebuilding and repacking it (cut it off at the crack and turn it into a bulldog style), if I do hopefully replacement packing will keep it somewhere inside of legal...

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« Reply #60 on: August 18, 2013, 09:48:15 am »

Stock exhaust on my Suzuki GSX650F, I love how quiet and smooth it is. Has a really nice growl when you wind her up though!

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« Reply #61 on: August 18, 2013, 12:00:47 pm »

I have a Vance & Hines SS2r full exhaust. Around town the bike is louder than stock, but not obnoxious. Over 5k rpm and it sings.

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« Reply #62 on: October 16, 2013, 07:50:11 am »

All my nikes were kept stock, until I got my z, the stock pipes were ugly and heavy and quiet.
I put on Dan motos, too loud and got the baffles, now it sounds awesome, pull the clutch halfway in at a light and it sounds like it has a full cam in it.
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« Reply #63 on: October 16, 2013, 07:55:57 am »

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« Reply #64 on: October 16, 2013, 09:35:31 am »

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« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2013, 09:46:48 am »

I'm running an aftermarket gel insole right now.  Stock was ok but it just didn't last.  I think I picked up a few watts over the stockers.
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« Reply #66 on: October 16, 2013, 11:37:45 am »

The Griso has an uncorked CF Mistral...it's a little on the loud side.  But it sounds AMAZING when compression braking.

I know people here hate the "loud pipes save lives" theory but nearly every day, I see people notice me and stay out of my lane when I'm approaching and I'm 100% certain that has to do with the sound.  If sound wasn't an effective "I'm here" early warning system, they'd just put lights on cop cars, not lights and sirens.  On quieter bikes I definitely found I got cut off more frequently.

But even if there was no practical application, man, the Guzzi on that exhaust is pure aural sex.
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« Reply #67 on: October 16, 2013, 02:49:34 pm »

God damn phone , big fingers small letters , and I'm going blind too, but yea I have new balance now lmfao
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God damn phone , big fingers small letters , and I'm going blind too, but yea I have new balance now lmfao


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« Reply #69 on: October 16, 2013, 05:18:06 pm »

can' really hear my new ride. it needs an exhaust upgrade for the sound or at least to lose some weight. got some real lead pipes hanging off the back.
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The Erion pipes are 12 years old have held up well, even when I went down 10 years ago.  Not too loud, but just enough to make the VTR sound perfect.
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« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2013, 03:15:32 pm »

The exhaust on my Seca is all custom fabricated from the turbo back.  The mufflers started life their life installed at the factory on a Hayabusa.  I shortened them and removed some internal pieces before I installed them on my bike.  The turbocharger keeps sound down to near stock levels until get heavily up into the boost range where I'm told it's quite loud from behind the bike.  I've never heard it from that perspective myself since the list of riders I trust to hammer in my bike hard enough to get the boost up into that range is pretty short.

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« Reply #72 on: December 30, 2013, 05:08:02 pm »

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« Reply #73 on: June 11, 2014, 09:59:03 am »

The ZX14 has a full Hindle 4-1 system, lost over 20+ lbs. And gained a little power to help it out! Lol

The FJR1300 has a full Muzzy 4-1 system with titanium can. Lost over 20+ lbs and gained 10+ HP. Smile

Both bikes are loud but I don't flaunt the noise as I don't want to anger the neighbors or give you good bikers a bad name. I always wear ear plugs so the noise to me is a non issue. The buddies think the FJR sounds great.
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« Reply #74 on: June 18, 2014, 12:06:13 pm »

I plan on putting an Arrow slip-on on my Super Tenere, the 270* Twin growl is just to cool sounding to keep bottled up with the stock can.
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« Reply #75 on: June 18, 2014, 11:18:59 pm »

Just picked up a Yamaha 850 project.  Stock pipes, and it sounded great when it finally fired up on Sunday.
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« Reply #76 on: June 18, 2014, 11:47:11 pm »

Full Muzzy on my KLX250S... nothin' subtle about it!
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« Reply #77 on: June 30, 2014, 03:49:32 pm »

With the exception of my roadking all my bikes have factory exhaust systems. I wear foam ear plugs when I ride to further extinguish unwanted noise. The harley came with vance and hines slip on mufflers and are too loud (to me) without ear protection. They do produce that classic harley sound very well and for poking around town they are okay but out on the road the increased sound will wear you out.
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« Reply #78 on: July 13, 2014, 05:45:31 pm »

The VFR has an after market Honda exhaust on it. Totally legal and can sound like a jet fighter taking off.
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The Griso has an uncorked CF Mistral...it's a little on the loud side.  But it sounds AMAZING when compression braking.

I know people here hate the "loud pipes save lives" theory but nearly every day, I see people notice me and stay out of my lane when I'm approaching and I'm 100% certain that has to do with the sound.  If sound wasn't an effective "I'm here" early warning system, they'd just put lights on cop cars, not lights and sirens.  On quieter bikes I definitely found I got cut off more frequently.

But even if there was no practical application, man, the Guzzi on that exhaust is pure aural sex.


 After getting "My First Harley", I noticed people noticing me, and on my V11 Lemans with the race exhaust it is the same. The sound on the Guzzi is spine-tingling! Reminds me of a fuelie Stingray, but much louder! LOL. This is my new choice for best sounding engine...as nice as a CBX is...I am a convert.
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« Reply #80 on: August 01, 2014, 04:04:10 pm »

I have a full Vance and Hines exhaust in the KLR, nice loud thumping.
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« Reply #81 on: August 10, 2014, 11:08:01 am »

Been doing some maintenance on the FJR. Since I had the plastic off, I switched the exhaust out. Have the stock pipes back on. Maybe some of the posts here about being too loud have gotten to me. But, maybe not. Razz
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« Reply #82 on: August 24, 2014, 02:37:40 pm »


Been doing some maintenance on the FJR. Since I had the plastic off, I switched the exhaust out. Have the stock pipes back on. Maybe some of the posts here about being too loud have gotten to me. But, maybe not. Razz


Been riding the FJR with the stock pipes. I'm in love again. Over 4,500 rpms the bike is much more powerful with the Muzzy 4-1 but I hardly ever get over that in normal riding. The fueling is much better with the stock pipes as I never reprogrammed it for the Muzzy. The mileage has jumped back up 2-4 MPG. Thumbsup




I still like performance pipes though.  
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« Reply #83 on: August 29, 2014, 11:06:44 am »

'009 FJR with stock exhaust.  Sounds good, runs good and I can still hear normal conversations after a full day on the roada as long as I was not riding with a group of the  "loud pipes save lives" boosters.
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« Reply #84 on: August 29, 2014, 11:25:11 am »


'009 FJR with stock exhaust.  Sounds good, runs good and I can still hear normal conversations after a full day on the roada as long as I was not riding with a group of the  "loud pipes save lives" boosters.


Please wear good ear plugs you will never regret it. Walgreens sells a pack of twelve(?) mushy, formable things that are excellent for about $4.00.
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« Reply #85 on: November 02, 2014, 01:27:46 pm »

The Viffer 12 isn't loud under 7000, would be nice to get it a little grumbly down low.
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« Reply #86 on: February 23, 2015, 09:31:03 am »

Full Yoshi RS3. I like the weight saving, added power, and the sound. Over 7,000 rpm. Do not care about the symmetry from behind. OEM is a dual system. To each their own. I wear ear plugs, most of the time but not always, depends on the distance and time in the saddle. I like to hear my bike.
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« Reply #87 on: April 05, 2015, 10:43:03 am »

I wound up with a Yoshi RS4 instead of the Arrow. Sounds a little raspy without the snubber, with the snubber I think it sounds just right. Nice pop-pop-pop at idle and a good snarl on the throttle. The 270* firing order almost sounds like a thumper, I think it's one of the sweetest sounding engines out there, very unique between V twin noise and in inline 4 howl. I commute on the bike most days so a little louder probably helps, plus the pipe with snubber smooths out the 3k rpm flat spot so it's an all around improvement.
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« Reply #88 on: April 06, 2015, 11:38:47 am »

My new to me ZXR1200R has full stock system, and it's damn near whisper quiet. Ok, just a little pop on decel, but really, I can hear the mechanicals over the exhaust.

But I REALLY still need to repack the wifes pipe. Ooh, that sounded nasty... (truthfully though, that Leo Vince is totally loud...)
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« Reply #89 on: April 07, 2015, 05:29:37 pm »

Ducati has Supertrapps, with 5 discs each side, just enough exhaust to override intake noise.

BMW has a Leo Vinci with insert, growls a bit, gives the wife a bit of warning if she's dosing when I downshift to pass
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