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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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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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Never too soon nor too late for a proper exhaust. ;)
 

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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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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...
 

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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...
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I also am a grumpy old man. :green_lol:

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. :confused:

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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Not to worry. The V-Strom 650 will never sound more annoying than an angry sewing machine. Even with the most open exhaust systems you can still hear the engine "whistle". Not an HD or big bore vertical twin with open pipes. To each his own enjoyment. I came off a 102CI V-twin with Cobra straight Shorts w/baffles. It is still deafening inside the garage but aftermarket V-Strom is not offensive even inside. I like them both except leaving the neighborhood before dawn. Can't leave on "thumper" without disturbing friends.


http://www.stromtrooper.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=111098&stc=1&d=1429372118
 

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The exhaust is on and looks great, so much better than the stock exhaust. As for it being loud, I don't even have the silencer in the muffler and it is not loud at all. Just has that nice low rumble. Definitely money well spent. :thumbup:
 

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The exhaust is on and looks great, so much better than the stock exhaust. As for it being loud, I don't even have the silencer in the muffler and it is not loud at all. Just has that nice low rumble. Definitely money well spent. :thumbup:
Sounds great. Where is the pic of that jewel????? :thumbup:
 

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Not to worry. The V-Strom 650 will never sound more annoying than an angry sewing machine. Even with the most open exhaust systems you can still hear the engine "whistle". Not an HD or big bore vertical twin with open pipes. To each his own enjoyment. I came off a 102CI V-twin with Cobra straight Shorts w/baffles. It is still deafening inside the garage but aftermarket V-Strom is not offensive even inside. I like them both except leaving the neighborhood before dawn. Can't leave on "thumper" without disturbing friends.


http://www.stromtrooper.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=111098&stc=1&d=1429372118
That's the best description of the exhaust note that I've heard yet.

My Beemers sounded as loud as two nuns farting during Mass. :green_lol:
 

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You know, as this thread was started I almost put up a post predicting a degeneration into the supposed "noise" issue, but decided against as I didn't want to encourage it... It's already been done to death on another thread.

* Heavy Sigh *

Enjoy your pipe poolhound , if you find it appropriate and not offensive then that's good enough for me. The fact that I'm staying stock is predominantly laziness and is certainly not because I agree with these guys that anything but stock is too loud - it isn't. Some are, but not all.

I sure hope they aren't riding their bikes above the noise test rpm - I mean, how would you know it isn't too loud?

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I also am a grumpy old man. :green_lol:
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Grumpy old man here too. Not spending $1000 to change the sound of my bike. It runs and sounds fine stock.
 

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Thanks guys! The stock exhaust is off and I am just sitting here waiting for the UPS truck.
This makes no sense to me.

You should be riding the damn bike, dammit!
 

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Grumpy old man here too. Not spending $1000 to change the sound of my bike. It runs and sounds fine stock.
And you should be grumpy if you are spending $1000 for an aftermarket exhaust......just sayin.
 

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And you should be grumpy if you are spending $1000 for an aftermarket exhaust......just sayin.
I don't care who you are, that's funny. :green_lol::green_lol::green_lol:

I'm reminded what Dolly Parton told Johnny Carson one night. "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap."
 

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220 bucks into my exhaust here. and it's hardly offensive to anyone.
 
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