Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Madison Heights, MI
I just got a call back from the dealership performing the inspection on the bike. They cued me in on a the fact that the seller did the de-cored/drilled out baffle exhaust mod via youtube instructions. I asked the seller and he said he forgot to tell me, sincerely apologized, but insisted that it was the first thing he did when he got the bike, and doesn't regret it at all.
I don't know the details of the change, but the tech doing the inspection said the bike felt fine, no loss of power, etc, and said it sounded slightly throatier and better if anything else. But personally, I prefer stock componentry, and this sort of farkle on the bike usually lowers retail value, right? As opposed to an aftermarket pipe which raises (or at least maintains, usually...) value.
QUESTION: do you have any experience with this mod? Do you know anyone who has had success with it? What are your thoughts on it? After looking through the forum, it seems like a questionable change at best. It doesn't scare me away, but seems like it might be a negotiable issue.
Thanks for your help.