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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 09:16 AM
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Save your stock exhaust and go aftermarket. If you cut the stock exhaust and fail, $1,721 is the cost of 2 mufflers for your bike. Remember it's FI and that requires paying someone else to dial it in. Not everyone will share your views/likes when it comes to selling your bike but....





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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 09:49 PM
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Ran across this, it's useful info as far as drag pipes.


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I agree with the unknown sound. Most exhaust systems cost a lot of money not because they are made of fine silver and gold, but because a ton of research and testing goes into developing a solid set of pipes that does not sound like trash. I would love to cut my V&H long shots down, but I could not stand the sound when I had pulled the “mufflers” off for a little while. I would imagine cutting the pipes would yield a similar effect. I do not have baffles though so go figure.
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My 2002 Honda Shadow Spirit vt750dc has the baffles removed so its way beefier on sound however i also run stage 3 jets. OEM air box and it runs fines at about 43mpg.
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Thank you for all the responses. Haven't done anything yet. Have a bro in law that is in a RC and it has multiple mechanics in it so one is coming over to help with some clutch work and I will pick his brain on handling any jetting/re-jetting/adjustment issues. However since wrapping both pipes miles per tank have increased from 108 to 150ish. Might re-think cutting.

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Save your stock exhaust and go aftermarket. If you cut the stock exhaust and fail, $1,721 is the cost of 2 mufflers for your bike. Remember it's FI and that requires paying someone else to dial it in. Not everyone will share your views/likes when it comes to selling your bike but....
Really good point. Thinking of just pulling a baffle or both out and then saving up for this guy's custom pipes called Skirt Blowers.

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One has to be cautious in which state they live in when they mod their pipes or mufflers. It's actually against Federal Laws to use anything other than EPA-approved mufflers, and you can only imagine what they'd think about the "drilling holes mods" or "straight pipes only" Been a LONG time since I had to deal with a state that had Yearly Emissions Inspections...but I bet some of you do live in states that have 'em...even for motorcycles!
Just looked up Oregon"s rules, no EPA emission test for motorcycles.

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