Originally Posted by Feelergaugephil
2011 Vstrom 650.. 9K miles.
Quick question, as stated above, is the stock exhaust restricted? I like the basic quiet sound, but with that said is it packed so much that the exhaust cant breath.
I really don't want a loud exhaust (I have a 2 brothers on my Concours 1400, which sounds amazing)
If you do have an after market exhaust, is it too too loud or bearable?
Thanks in advance, Phil.
As far as I'm aware, most stock exhausts and intakes are restrictive. I cut my muffler off and aside from being too loud with no helmet, and slightly flatulent at high revs, I like it for now.
There's a lot less engine braking, though, and there may be less low end or something, but I can't tell being so new to riding.
Already ordered a baffle to go into the straight pipe for 5 bucks off Amazon. 42mm is the needed size.
As far as exhausts go, theyre all expensive, or you're getting a universal one that you will have to make fit, yourself.
Only other option is a Delkevic alip on set for about 230 bucks. That gets you the 14" stainless steel model, qhich has been said to be not much louder than stock with its baffle in, and nice but not too loud with the baffle out.
The great think about Delkevic is that their mufflers are all the same, so if you buy one kit and think it's too loud or not loud enough, you can just buy a different size muffler and use it with your existing kit and mounts.
Don't quote me in this, but you may be able to work out an exchange deal, too. Within a certain time period, of course.