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post #1 of 18 Old 11-30-2015, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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For those of you with a slip-on exhaust...

Which slip-on do you have and in hindsight, do you think it's too loud?

Have you done a dyno/retune and if not, do you think if would benefit from a tune?

I put a Drummer on my Ulysses and shortly thereafter took a 5000 mile trip. Even with ear plugs, it was simply too loud. It was literally exhausting (no pun intended) listening to that much noise for miles on end. There was also a lot of popping on deceleration that was annoying. I went back to stock.

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post #2 of 18 Old 11-30-2015, 08:52 PM
 
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I have a Yoshimura slip-on, and have no problem at all with volume level on long trips. I don't wear ear protection but I do wear a full face helmet. I did not have a dyno since the bike is running great. My better half rides behind me on her bike and says the bike sounds great and not loud.

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post #3 of 18 Old 11-30-2015, 10:21 PM
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Yosh with Db killer removed. Sounds and goes great! Also have a Servo Buddy installed and a TRE. No further tuning done and I'm very happy with the performance
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post #4 of 18 Old 12-01-2015, 12:33 AM
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I've got an arrow on mine, I've left the DB killer in as I live in a complex and don;t like to be too loud for the neighbours. It still sounds great though.

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I have the Arrow as well but w/o DB killer, no tune, and wear ear plugs every ride. I think I would put the stock back on if I went on a 5k mile or similar length trip. But for around town, commuting, and rides up to a few hours the slip on completely changes the personality of the bike for me. I know it has a different purpose than a sportbike or cruiser but I just didnt enjoy the sound of it stock, too quiet for my taste. Feels faster and smoother even if just in my head with the Arrow. It does have some minor popping on decel but doesn't bother me
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Custom exhaust. This bike will never be too loud with the catted mid section.
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post #7 of 18 Old 12-01-2015, 05:19 AM
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I have a Yoshimura R-77 on my DL1000 and was wondering if that comes with a DB killer pre-installed. I don't see anything that seems removable but there is a black ring inside that says "Yoshimura on" it. Anyone know if this comes out?

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post #8 of 18 Old 12-01-2015, 05:27 AM
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I have a Yoshimura R-77 on my DL1000 and was wondering if that comes with a DB killer pre-installed. I don't see anything that seems removable but there is a black ring inside that says "Yoshimura on" it. Anyone know if this comes out?
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post #9 of 18 Old 12-01-2015, 06:13 AM
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I would have never thought. The question is, if it's too loud will it go back in without issues? The exhaust sounds pretty decent already but now I'm curious to know how much better (louder) it will sound.

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post #10 of 18 Old 12-01-2015, 06:27 AM
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Take out the rubber bung on the wheel side of the muffler, CAREFULLY use a Dremel tool to cut/grind the spot welds from around the head of the bolt inside. You should see the nut by looking down the end of the muffler, it's welded in place. Remove the bolt and the Db killer slides out. If you have been gentle, you can replace it anytime. Sounds great when it's out!
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