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Ok, I gave it a year and I'm fed up with the noise from the exhaust. I not only removed the pea shooter but I had drilled a few holes around it to widen the opening as well.

Today when I went in for an inspection my mechanic said he could weld it back to old in a few minutes, go for it I said. Well it took a little longer than a few minutes but it's pretty much back to stock. He built it up with a few washers and some stainless welding wire.

Ahhhh....it's nice to be quiet again.

Now I'm ready for my Scala 2 rider to rider unit so my wife and I can converse while on the road.

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Nice, I had my share of loud bikes during my life and it shows when the ol'lady says something to me. I kept my 650 stock and to tell you the truth, its nice to be able to talk and ride, and I think I see more wild life on the slower dirt road rides.
 

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Ron,

You are sick, sick, sick.

Don't you know that as a motorcycle owner/operator is is your duty to be dissatisfied with your bike's stock exhaust's flatulent warbling drone.

With this attitude how will you ever evolve to the ultimate expression of motorcycling: the open-piped, single crankpin, air cooled v-twin revving mindlessly at residnetial stopsigns at mignight-thirty?

Get some help now before it's too late.
 

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lately where i live there is a new brand of biker . they go wizzing by in silence . moto morini electric scooters that require no licence or insurance . they do the speed limit and have color matched top cases . they can be bought for about $1400 and are becomeing very popular with retired people . pisses me off when they pass me in traffic because they ride on the side walk
 

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I have to agree with the noise issue. I bought pipes for my vtx last winter and rode the bike about 1500 miles before putting the stock pipes back on. I couldn't take the noise. My ears were bothering me to the point of not wanting to ride that bike anymore. A little noise over stock is kind of nice but I'm beginning to think the stealth mode is the way to go.
 

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What really concerns me is....

you want to converse with your wife????


hey, just kiddin...somebody was bound to say it

:rolleyes:

Cheers!

ps: I have the Scala Q2 multiset, works great for bike to bike and rider to passenger. I do however, disable the VOX and go with the "tap" method.
 

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It would be nice to talk via the Scala, rather than constantly staring into my mirrors looking for her to wave her arm or something:p

One day I'm going to run into a tree,


Ron W.
 

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Nice thing about the Scala I should have mentioned, is it is duplex, so you can talk just like a phone. No need for one person to finish talking before you can, etc.

The FM (mono) is so-so in my opinion, it pairs nicely to my TomTom Rider2 and my Blackberry phone, and with the MP3 plug-in, I get stereo music. Person to person voice is excellent.

The built in battery seems to last all day and then some listening to music, and the place I purchased it from also included a 12V charger as well as the included 110V charger. I have a 12V cig lighter style plug under the seat for charging up my Q2, cell phone or to run a compressor, etc.

cheers!
 

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It would be nice to talk via the Scala, rather than constantly staring into my mirrors looking for her to wave her arm or something:p

One day I'm going to run into a tree,


Ron W.
 

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Interesting. I had toyed with drilling my exhaust. I like the sound this engine makes around the 4k RPM mark.. just want a tincy bit more of it.

I have the Scala G4.. although only one. I ride solo and mostly wanted it for music. Works great... although the sound quality and max volume are a little wanting. Still, best solution for music on the 'slab I've seen or heard of so far.
 

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Interesting. I had toyed with drilling my exhaust. I like the sound this engine makes around the 4k RPM mark.. just want a tincy bit more of it.

I have the Scala G4.. although only one. I ride solo and mostly wanted it for music. Works great... although the sound quality and max volume are a little wanting. Still, best solution for music on the 'slab I've seen or heard of so far.
just ride it, the exaust note will mellow & deepen with miles

I love the sound qualtity from my Autocom, reasonable exaust or wind noise is no real concern, the loudest noise my Vee makes is still intake honk



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I made the mistake cutting the peashooter and drilling holes in my old DL650; I hated it instantly. Wound up plugging the holes but had to live with the Loraina Bobbett exhaust.

Then I sold it and bought a Vee with Leo Vinces

Happy clam, I am.
 

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I have D&Ds on my TLS, and the neighbors hate me for it. But I sure like to screw with the Harley riders with it. I actually like the quiet rumble tone of the stock pipes on my Vee. Will never change.
 
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