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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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