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post #1 of 24 Old 11-27-2016, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Quieter Exhaust

I have an adventure model with oem luggage and looking for a quieter pipe that fits with the luggage installed. Has anyone made this upgrade? . 2014 DL 1000A
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post #2 of 24 Old 11-27-2016, 12:45 PM
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That is the first time I have heard someone say the huge, heavy stock exhaust was too loud for their liking. Hopefully someone will chime in, but I think you may be on your own with this one. Is the exhaust unadulterated? Do you think someone drilled out and removed the baffle?

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post #3 of 24 Old 11-27-2016, 01:48 PM
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Stuff it with old under wear or socks that have holes in them.
It is an unusual request. Bless your overly sensitive hearing!
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I noticed on my bike after a while the stock exhaust did get slightly louder. I guess the insulation burns out?

It is pretty quiet even like this. Maybe you can add an aluminum sound deflector over the muffler rather than replace it?
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Huh.....the stock unit already sounds like a muted fart? The answer you seek is NO, there will never be a more quiet aftermarket system that will be more quiet than stock, at least on a VStrom. I have heard some wicked sounding stock exhausts on race ready bikes, but even then I have serious doubts anything aftermarket would produce less sound.

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Stuff it with old under wear or socks that have holes in them.

It is an unusual request. Bless your overly sensitive hearing!


What about the ozone?


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post #7 of 24 Old 11-27-2016, 05:32 PM
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"What about the ozone? "

From the old under wear and socks?
He isn't getting rid of the Cat on the exhaust. Reg gas is still cleaned.
You probably wouldn't notice except for when he first fires it up....either smell like a laundromat because he was clean about his person or it would smell like a poor seal on a colostomy bag.
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i don't think the Stock Vee2 exhaust has absorbent material to wear out. I'm pretty sure it is a mechanical baffle type and it is way too new to have rusted out. Also may be stainless.

If you want to make it quieter try reducing the OD of the outlet by installing a washer or other restricter. Check out the snuff-or-nots from the 1960s. I'm sure it can be done.



Here is a video of a DIY version.

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OP should specify if he is looking for a can that is quieter than the OEM can or an aftermarket can that is not as loud as most aftermarket cans.

I would assume its the latter because the first option probably doesn't exist.

I have a Holeshot Performance 17" can on mine that I find to be mellow and non-obnoxious.. Holeshot also offers a quiet insert for the can that would bring the noise down even further but I haven't heard one yet in person to compare.

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i don't think the Stock Vee2 exhaust has absorbent material to wear out. I'm pretty sure it is a mechanical baffle type and it is way too new to have rusted out.
I've been curious about this. I have about 8000 miles on my V2 and it is definitely gotten louder(ish). It is not loud by any means but I have to wonder if there isn't (wasn't) some packing in there to meet "Standards". I've looked for a cross-cut drawing but haven't found one. Anybody got one that shows what's inside?

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