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erock1

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exhaust mods
« on: September 24, 2017, 08:57:51 PM »
Has anyone opened up the stock exhaust mufflers here ??  I watched a short Utube video of a bike that had that mod done, and it is exactly the sound I am after, I'm just curious as to what all is involved. Any pointers ??  I've done some on other bikes with just using a carefully held hole-saw. Doesn't look like I can get away with that on this one.....   thanks.




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Re: exhaust mods
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 04:22:59 PM »
I love that lack of a headache even after the long trip (thanks to the quiet factory exhaust), but sometimes I wish I could have louder pipe for fun.
Is it possible to make this MOD teversible - to be able to switch the loudness UP and DOWN even while drivin?
anyone has that kind of mod? does the louder mode require also other modifications related to fuel/air management?
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Re: exhaust mods
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 07:09:59 PM »
I dunno about cutting or drilling on the OEM muffler.  I don't think I'd recommend it.

I do know that a D&D slip-on is inexpensive, looks and sounds good, and yields a mild performance improvement with no further mods required.  Hell, they even hold their value.  I bought my mine used for $250 and sold it for $200.

Better still, if the forums are to be believed, would be a RoadHouse slip-on.  But they're out of business.  So, maybe hawk around for a used one of those.

Rush also makes a slip-on; opinions seem to vary on them. I've never seen/heard one.

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Re: exhaust mods
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2017, 08:02:39 AM »
maybe if I were there in US, but here it is not so available
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Re: exhaust mods
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 08:07:48 AM »
Hey, zach141b - I am looking into the D&D slip on. Have read that retuning is not necessary with the slip on by some and some say it is a must. How did yours turn out?

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Re: exhaust mods
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 01:29:36 PM »
Hey, zach141b - I am looking into the D&D slip on. Have read that retuning is not necessary with the slip on by some and some say it is a must. How did yours turn out?
Have no clue who would say it needs retuned. I put a D&D slipon on runs fine.
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Re: exhaust mods
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2017, 01:44:13 PM »
Hey, zach141b - I am looking into the D&D slip on. Have read that retuning is not necessary with the slip on by some and some say it is a must. How did yours turn out?

Ditto Greenpus above.  I ran the D&D with airbox top removed, then put the top back on for a while, then wound up riding with it removed.  But I never had a fuel tuner, and that was before I had Ivan's reflash.

I recommend a D&D.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2017, 07:41:30 PM by zach141b »

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Re: exhaust mods
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2017, 10:27:21 PM »
Good to hear - thanks!

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Re: exhaust mods
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2017, 06:57:25 PM »
I just put my D&D slip-on on last week with no tuning. It sounds great and the bike runs just fine as well, actually just a little better.

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Re: exhaust mods
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2017, 11:27:49 AM »
Thanks to all - just ordered 'em yesterday and will have them on by next weekend!

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Re: exhaust mods
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2017, 06:28:37 PM »
Got the D and D slip on today - Wayne at D and D extremely helpful and prompt service. Took about 30 minutes to remove the stock muffler, unpack the flawless D and D and install. I am so glad I did this one! Now - perhaps Santa will help me with the Ivan's upgrade?