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Old 11-02-2012, 02:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Too expensive when you are talking 400 bucks for a slip on and mid pipe its too rich for my blood. Plus I've dont pipes before and nah, not really into it anymore.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I still have my stock can. I wouldn't mind a slip-on but my money goes towards my race bike so it's just not worth it. I did -1F, speedo healer, and set valve removal and I am happy with it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
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For a 600RR I don't think I'd have a problem keeping the stock exhaust, or even the OP's mentioned VLX1800, that thing just doesn't sound right with an aftermarket exhaust on it, for some reason.
Yes they do. Honestly I think its probably why the bike didn't sell well and was discontinued. You know how important sound is to cruiser people. IMO the bike could sound good with an exhaust designed more like that of a sport twin. Something wider with more glass in it that takes out the high pitched and glug glug stuff instead of trying to look like a straight pipe... but it will never sound like a Harley since it has two crank pins. Honda should have known cruiser people would rather have a good sound than more power and less vibes.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:08 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I used to hate loud pipes. Now, I like them. I go through phases. Straight pipes on my Harley were way too much.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:57 PM   #20 (permalink)
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good pipes like akrapovic can be semi quiet and unrestricted.
other brands are too. aftermarket doesn't always = loud and obnoxious.

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I wish stock was even quieter. a couple more years and there might be an electric worth buying, that will be great
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My R1200ST has stock pipes and is EXTREMELY quiet. I want to get after market for some sound, but also because the enormous exhaust can blocks most of the single sided swing arm.
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I tested a Vulcan 900 something something and I would have LOVED to have that bike as just a city cruiser. I was terrified when I took it on the freeway and swore to Jesus that if I lived, I would never take it on it again! But in the city, it was fun as hell!
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Not only that, but they have a LOT to gain by doing an ECU flash. I had ECUnleashed do mine, and its a completely different bike. Very smooth, and very strong throughout the rev range. And I got rid of a ton of the heat with the catless midpipe. Its a shame these bikes come so restricted from the factory, because it really is something after just a few tweaks.
"Restricted"? That's an understatement! Why on earth they decided to limit the throttle to 80%?
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Back on the original subject... I HATE loud bikes with passion.

My biggest gripe with OEM mufflers is how ridiculously expensive they are! For example, each of the SV1000 mufflers, each one, is $850!! For the price of a SINGLE muffler, it has two, I can get a M4 2 into 1 full system with CF muffler and I'd have $100 to spare...
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:39 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I am in similar fashion as serpentracer. I prefer aftermarket exhaust, but not obnoxiously loud.

But I have to say, my Arrow was "made" for my Daytona (literally), it needs it. I have to unleash my trumpet.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:04 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Im torn... On one hand I want a loud exhaust for the sv, on the other hand I REALLY don't need to draw any attention to myself given my daily riding style. Stealth is my friend. Decisions, decisions.
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Loud pipes save lives.

My friend's dad's uncle's cousin twice removed knows a guy who's bookie dated this hooker whose ex boyfriend was in a horrible accident and lost all of his limbs... Now we call him Bob cuz he likes chillin in the pool... Anyway, the EMTs, nurses, doctors & sergeons all said he would have been killed if it weren't for his loud pipes.

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