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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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« Reply #68 on: October 16, 2013, 02:50:38 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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« 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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« Reply #70 on: November 06, 2013, 07:25:00 am »

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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I can hear mine.

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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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« Reply #79 on: August 01, 2014, 03:40:04 pm »


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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