So after falling back in love with my Vee once the PCV was on. I find myself in the fixer upping mood once again. I'm trying to figure out a few things on the Exhaust.
First; Is it better to just go with Slip-ons or
Second; Is it better to replace the entire system.
My factory Exhaust has no issues or real problems. But I like buying Bike stuff and want to make my Vee sound a little better. Now that I have the PCV that can be re-mapped to fix any issues changing the Exhaust may produce, I'm ready to upgrade. It would be nice to hear different brands that are already in use (Preferably on the 1000). But its not a perfect world, so I can't expect getting my cake and eating it to
Anyway, just curious what opinions are out there on the better sounding/performing types out there. Of course, money plays a little role here. It would be nice not to drop a grand on a system just for a better sound.
I'm all ears, as I have actually always had factory only exhaust on my bikes. SO go easy on the Virgin- I can't help it's my first time
Cool thanks for the idea. I shall look 'em up. Gonna do a bunch of research on everything I hear of and draw straws from there.. I'm at work now- thus I get to do plenty of research of my own and I like it that way. Can't let work interfere with my personal life- Especially while I'm at work
I love my 2 brothers carbons. They are a bit loud.
I've heard 2 Bros cans on a Vee. Saying they're "a bit loud" is an understatement - they're rudely loud. Didn't care for the sound of them myself, which is why I had the original owner of my bike remove them are replace the original parts. I wouldn't mind a bit of deeper, throatier sound - IMO 2 Bros are not it. Well, that my $.02 worth on the subject.
I bought a set of used Staintune slip-ons from another member. Very happy with them. Without the baffles, quite loud, but still meets some local sound bylaws. No where near the level of 2 Bros. though. With baffles in, just enough more than stock sound. They are expensive, but don't ever require repacking and are nice polished stainless.
Thanks everyone for the input. This makes it hard to say which way to go. I know I don't want really really loud pipes. I leave for work usually around 4:30-5:00 A.M, every morning and my neighbors are fairly close on either side of me. So as a nice guy I don't want to wake them everyday when I'm leaving (or the Wife and daughter for that matter). So I guess I'm looking for the Deep throaty, little extra something.. I'll post some pics and whatnot's of what I go with. I think my biggest issue now will be explaining to she who must be obeyed why I need to spend money to replace a part that isn't broken.. Maybe I'll tell her the old Exhaust was supposed to sound like the new, LOL She was born on a day but it wasn't yesterday, have to come up with something else more catchy