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Offline Smaug

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2019 exhaust options for a bit more sound?
on: June 13, 2019, 04:05:12 PM
Goal: Make it a bit louder, without being annoying to others and without losing emissions control. I had a Yoshimura on my Bandit 1250S, and it was just perfect. Nice rumble at idle, and a bit of noise under acceleration, but nothing that would annoy anyone. That's what I'm after.

One guy told me that most of the muffling is done in the cat, so I shouldn't bother with a slip-on. I don't want to believe that, and I don't want to pollute the air just for something silly like sound.

What have you experienced, just with a slip-on?
-Jeremy

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Re: 2019 exhaust options for a bit more sound?
Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 08:17:07 PM
Take the silencer off and start the bike up. That'll give you an Idea how much the cat silence's the bike. Some people have been known to ride it round without the silencer fitted

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Re: 2019 exhaust options for a bit more sound?
Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 06:26:23 PM
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
Take the silencer off and start the bike up. That'll give you an Idea how much the cat silence's the bike. Some people have been known to ride it round without the silencer fitted
Like this  :028:


Replaced with a 2" (50mm) S/S 45 deg bend pipe - www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231641074493

and a cheap exhaust guard - www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273473410076

Pipe is slash cut at outlet end and it then other fits straight into the Toaster outlet  :whistle:
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Re: 2019 exhaust options for a bit more sound?
Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 06:45:32 PM
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
Like this  :028:


Replaced with a 2" (50mm) S/S 45 deg bend pipe - www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231641074493

and a cheap exhaust guard - www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273473410076

Pipe is slash cut at outlet end and it then other fits straight into the Toaster outlet  :whistle:
I agree that it looks sharp and isn't too loud, but it might attract the attention of the police.

With all the straight pipes on Harleys around me, it probably would fly right under the radar. I thought police were a bit more uptight in the UK, no?
-Jeremy

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Re: 2019 exhaust options for a bit more sound?
Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 09:04:09 PM
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
Like this  :028:


Replaced with a 2" (50mm) S/S 45 deg bend pipe - www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231641074493

and a cheap exhaust guard - www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273473410076

Pipe is slash cut at outlet end and it then other fits straight into the Toaster outlet  :whistle:


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Re: 2019 exhaust options for a bit more sound?
Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 09:53:03 PM
I have to admit a bit of ignorance here.  If the cat does as much of the silencing as it seems, what is the downside of removing the stock muffler and going with Towerman's configuration ?
I've rarely gotten in hot water over something I didn't say.

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Re: 2019 exhaust options for a bit more sound?
Reply #6 on: June 15, 2019, 01:34:38 PM
*Originally Posted by Huckleberry [+]
I have to admit a bit of ignorance here.  If the cat does as much of the silencing as it seems, what is the downside of removing the stock muffler and going with Towerman's configuration ?

Two things:

1. The end of the pipe that's not covered by the heat shield will be scalding hot,
2. If the police feel it's too loud, and they see it has no muffler, it'll result in a ticket.

As a short guy, my legs end up behind the pegs sometimes at stops. I could see riding pants getting melted on it
-Jeremy

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Re: 2019 exhaust options for a bit more sound?
Reply #7 on: June 15, 2019, 01:47:22 PM
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
Like this  :028:

Replaced with a 2" (50mm) S/S 45 deg bend pipe - www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231641074493

and a cheap exhaust guard - www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273473410076

Pipe is slash cut at outlet end and it then other fits straight into the Toaster outlet  :whistle:

Richard: a couple of questions:

1) Did you add any hardware to prevent exhaust leaks, or just slip them together and hose clamp them?

2) Any unwanted attention from the police?
-Jeremy

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Re: 2019 exhaust options for a bit more sound?
Reply #8 on: June 16, 2019, 06:54:14 PM
*Originally Posted by Smaug [+]
Richard: a couple of questions:

1) Did you add any hardware to prevent exhaust leaks, or just slip them together and hose clamp them?

2) Any unwanted attention from the police?
Sorry for the late reply but been travelling back from Spain to Scotland for the last few days - Trip Report to follow  :7:

1. No additional hardware needed - i.e. exhaust gasket not needed -  2" pipe fits snugly in the outlet from the toaster  :028:

2. No unwanted attention from any police over the last 3,000 miles  :028: :107:
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Re: 2019 exhaust options for a bit more sound?
Reply #9 on: June 16, 2019, 08:53:54 PM
Hi, with regards to the rear wheel fender thing (similar to a BMW GS), is it Kawasaki specific, quite like the look of it.

Thanks John