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post #1 of 29 Old 04-16-2015, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Too soon to change exhaust?

Hi, New Strom owner here. Its also my first bike.

I have a 2014 with 350 miles on it and a new Yoshimura R77 exhaust will be arriving at my house tomorrow. My question is if I changed the exhaust now would it be bad for the motor since it is still getting broken in or would it not matter?

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post #2 of 29 Old 04-16-2015, 04:52 PM
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I'm quiet certain that it really doesn't matter if you change the exhaust now or later.

But personally I would wait (as I did) until after (or at) the first service - just because...

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Yeah, way too soon. Send it to me and I'll break it in for you until you're ready.
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Never too soon nor too late for a proper exhaust.

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As long as it sets up properly and you dont run to lean. Zero issues.
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Thanks guys! The stock exhaust is off and I am just sitting here waiting for the UPS truck.
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I think you should reconsider - besides my glee I have a Vespa 250GTSie and if I was to change the exhaust on the glee they would sound different.
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post #8 of 29 Old 04-18-2015, 10:35 AM
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I love the stock, QUIET exhaust on my 2014 650. If I ever decide I need more power, I'll get a bigger bike. I feel no need to annoy people with a loud exhaust.

Then again, I'm a grumpy old man so feel free to ignore me...

People say I'm too skeptical. Frankly, I find that hard to believe.
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post #9 of 29 Old 04-18-2015, 11:17 AM
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I love the stock, QUIET exhaust on my 2014 650. If I ever decide I need more power, I'll get a bigger bike. I feel no need to annoy people with a loud exhaust.

Then again, I'm a grumpy old man so feel free to ignore me...
+1

I also am a grumpy old man.

Have no idea how loud the new pipe will be.

But loud pipes don't save lives, they just piss off drivers. If they saved lives, they would be required safety equipment and point FORWARD to alert drivers that you are coming. The people you have already passed are no danger. :mrgreen:

Mostly, loud pipes are on bikes that sit at a stop light, where the rider blips the throttle incessantly in an effort to say "Look at me, look at me, I'm a bad ass rider so don't even think of messing with me."

Or, their bike won't idle and they have to do it to keep the bike running.

YMMV

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Wow, the generalizations and BS went deep from zero to two posts in a row.

OP enjoy your new exhaust.
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