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Hi,

Last summer late I bought a 07 DL1000. It has 2bros exhaust on, and a power commander, otherwise stock. I have come to the conclusion that the exhaust note is so loud I find myself hesitating to ride it. Not only loud, but a high tinny sound, not deep and low like my TL1000R. (TL has yosh carbon exhaust).

Is it worth trying a repack on the mufflers? I really want it much more toned down for some long distance riding. I've repacked other bikes I've owned before and the results were only marginal..these were inline-4 80's and 90's bikes.

What are my most $$ logical alternatives? I would not care even if I had to go back to stock, but that seems pricey and the stock mufflers were not that good looking.

Thanks for the help.
 

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I was in the same boat when I got my vee.
I sold the Two Bros, bought a set of used stock exhaust, and had $300+ for farkles.
 

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Leo Vince...............
 

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I'd try the repack first. I have the 2 Bros Carbon with dB inserts and they have a very low growl. Nothing tinny about them at all. They are definitely louder than stock but not straight pipe loud.
 

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I have the Leo and like it on a Wee, and I like the Holeshot very much as well that was on my Vee.
Is the Leo a straight through design? I looked down the 2bros with a flashlight and I can see straight through. The Loe's have a small tip don't they? Can you see inside?

I have been looking on eb** for a while and have not spotted any orig. cans. I am trying to find a youtube of Leo on a DL.
 

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Two Bros are some of the loudest exhausts "dont let anybody fool ya" either get their inserts which is what I would do, or try another brand. The Leos come with removable baffles that sound pretty much perfect with them in, pulled out they sound like the 2 Bros "which I happen to like".:yesnod:
 

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Leo Vince are "straight thru" without the removable baffles also. I think they are too loud with the baffle installed. So I made an additional baffle which made them quieter. They are still too loud. I think I want stock pipes..........
 

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Leo Vince are "straight thru" without the removable baffles also. I think they are too loud with the baffle installed. So I made an additional baffle which made them quieter. They are still too loud. I think I want stock pipes..........
Hmm... taking note of this. I have a Leo Vince pipe on my KLR and it's pretty reasonable in sound quality/volume (not much louder than stock), but not quite the low tone I'd prefer.

I would like a nice set of pipes if the volume (low) and tone (nice and deep) were right, but if that doesn't exist I'll stick with stock which I find pretty nice for stock pipes.
 

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Two Bros are some of the loudest exhausts "dont let anybody fool ya" either get their inserts which is what I would do, or try another brand. The Leos come with removable baffles that sound pretty much perfect with them in, pulled out they sound like the 2 Bros "which I happen to like".:yesnod:
I know exhaust is a personal preference. I would not mind if I had 1/2 the volume of the 2bros. I also cannot understand why the TL with the yosh has such a deeper and much quieter sound than the DL..it's basically the same motor. I admire the yosh system on my TL - very Ducati sounding.

The DL was obtained for long distance riding since I like the power plant so much. I have owned parallel twin, singles, 4 inline 4's on 2 wheels.

I have to wear ear plugs on every ride on the DL. I bought a plastic can with hundreds in there. I actually suffer ringing in my ears after a ride on the DL without them.

OKOKOK I will try a repack with the db killers first, but will still pursue a stock system because I suspect it will still be too loud. I wish there was an alternative that gave some quiet low rumble to mask engine noise but be reasonable on the db's.

What am I getting into to re-fit the stock mufflers. Were the pipes hacked off to install the 2bros? I looked but can't tell since I don't have the stock mufflers in front of me.

I'm really worried about getting a ticket too with the current setup.

http://s200.photobucket.com/albums/aa99/rob-jenny/TL1000R/
 

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2bros exhaust

I too bought a set of 2bros c-5 off the forum, I rode for 20 mins before returning to put the stock ones back on. Great tone but way too loud for me. I did want the wieght savings back so I decided to build my own baffles/ peashooters. I used a cobra quit core for a insert.

Cobra Quiet Core Baffle - Cruiser Motorcycle - Motorcycle Superstore

this took a bit fabrication as the diameters of the baffles and the 2bros were not exact. the peashooters helped get the db's to what I wanted. end result was a good tone at ldle and low rpm and then it quiets down at speed. but if you honk on it you know that the engines running. others have thought that the tone was good and the volume decent. I do expect to burn the packing out sooner, so I have threaded the end caps so I can remove them easier. I do like the fact that they lighter, I plan on narrowing my homemade side racks to give me a slimmer backside :^)
 

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I too bought a set of 2bros c-5 off the forum, I rode for 20 mins before returning to put the stock ones back on. Great tone but way too loud for me. I did want the wieght savings back so I decided to build my own baffles/ peashooters. I used a cobra quit core for a insert.

Cobra Quiet Core Baffle - Cruiser Motorcycle - Motorcycle Superstore

this took a bit fabrication as the diameters of the baffles and the 2bros were not exact. the peashooters helped get the db's to what I wanted. end result was a good tone at ldle and low rpm and then it quiets down at speed. but if you honk on it you know that the engines running. others have thought that the tone was good and the volume decent. I do expect to burn the packing out sooner, so I have threaded the end caps so I can remove them easier. I do like the fact that they lighter, I plan on narrowing my homemade side racks to give me a slimmer backside :^)
I am no mufflerman but how does something like..

work? Does it fit inside the perforated core already inside the 2bros or is there more fab.

I was also reading last night about previous posts mentioning that you could get a 2bros db killer and fab up a plate with a hole drilled in the middle to add some back pressure and quiet things down.

I ordered some packing and a db killer, we shall see what happens with that.

It seems the more I google the more posts I am finding about aftermarket exhaust being too loud anymore. I like to hear the engine and I like people to hear me on the road, but there must be a middle ground here. Every ride should not need ear plugs.

I need to investigate some more on mufflers. I have a 07 mustang GT with a roots supercharger. It has Corsa mufflers. They are completely silent while on the highway, make very little sound over stock while at idle, but when you get on it -the most pleasing sounds come from the car...blower whine mixed with nice aggressive grunt.
 

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yea, that's pretty much it, but the perf core is a tad bit bigger than the quiet core. so some shimming is required. and bit of trimming on the end cap to clear the bolt that holds the core in.
 

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and I complained to my friends that the two bros exhaust was too quiet...

funny how people's opinions are different ya know???


Then again I run straight pipes out my cars too...
 

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I prefer the stock mufflers, on other peoples bikes as well as mine. I hate riding behind someone with loud pipes. Almost as bad as following a diesel.

You could probably swap even with someone with stock mufflers, or better yet you may get some cash on top, lots of people like noise and they think they go faster too!
 

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It seems the more I google the more posts I am finding about aftermarket exhaust being too loud anymore. I like to hear the engine and I like people to hear me on the road, but there must be a middle ground here. Every ride should not need ear plugs.
Amen!!!

I don't want very much increase in volume, but like a nice tone (think Ducati). The stock pipes have a decent tone/volume at idle. I'd like maybe a 5-10% increase, but not the 50-100% increase more pipes give.

I'd also like to loose some weight. If the performance stays the same I'm OK with that.
 
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