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post #1 of 23 Old 11-21-2003, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Exhausts - Revisited

I just want to run down the list of available systems and get some insight from any owners.

The following companies claim to have a V-Strom exhaust system:
  • Two Bros - Confirmed
    Remus - Confirmed
    Staintune - Confirmed
    Leo Vinci - Listed, but I have never seen a picture. I emailed Leo and recieved no response.
    Renegade - Same as above
    Akrapovic - Emailed them and they replied confirming a system in early '04.
I have seen pictures and know the top 3 exist, but the Leo Vinci and Renegade seem to be an enigma. Can anybody confirm that they exist? Any pictures? I've scoured the net and have found nothing.

I really think a carbon fiber can would look great on my yellow Strom, but I also think that the pattern in Two Bros carbon fiber is ugly as sin.

I know I am beating a dead horse, but input on the system you have with pics would be great.

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post #2 of 23 Old 11-22-2003, 12:14 AM
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I have the Two Brothers pipes on my '02. Construction is top notch, and installation was very easy. At the time I bought them they were the only ones available for the 'Strom. I find them a little on the loud side. I have the aluminum cans. After having CF on other bikes, I would recommend against it. After time, UV damages the CF, and it looks like crap. The metal filament CF that Two Brothers uses may not have this problem. YMMV.

As I said the TBR pipes are a little loud, but they sound fantastic. I am contemplating switching to Staintunes to decrease the noise a little....
post #3 of 23 Old 11-22-2003, 02:41 PM
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I have the Remus Grand Prix cans. They fit very well and installed easily. The construction is very good too. They have a reputation for being a bit loud, but I think they are a bit quiet. They don't have a super deep tone and lack that special "Ducatti-esqe" rumble, but they sound good none-the-less. Just a matter of personal taste I guess. I can't really give an opinion on performance increase as I have not finished doing everything I have planned.
 
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exhuast revisited

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Glad to hear you are enjoying the pipes. I was told by a mechanic that the V-strom will never have the sound of a Duc. I was hoping for that when I put the Remus pipes on but on thinking about it it makes sense that they won't sound the same as they are quite different motors. I really like the looks of the Staintunes, I wish I could find someone here in Portland that had a set installed so I could hear them.
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Duc sound

Only a Duc sounds like a Duc.

My SV was piped (Micron full). While it sounded awesome, it still didn't sound like a Ducati.

Oh, and nothing sounds better than a Ducati race bike under full throttle. You never get sick of that sound.

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Motor,
Glad to hear you are enjoying the pipes. I was told by a mechanic that the V-strom will never have the sound of a Duc. I was hoping for that when I put the Remus pipes on but on thinking about it it makes sense that they won't sound the same as they are quite different motors. I really like the looks of the Staintunes, I wish I could find someone here in Portland that had a set installed so I could hear them.

rider1951,

I sure am enjoying the pipes! Thanks! I took it to the dealer that replaced the clutch basket the other day. I had a mysterious coolant leak and they put it on the dyno to run it up and get it up to temp. It sounded very good! Kinda suprised me as I had never heard it from any other vantage than the seat. Louder than I had thought it to be, but far from obnoxious. You are absolutely correct, the 'Strom won't sound like a Duc, but I'm not too worried about it. I will say that one bike that sounds more like a Duc than any other would have to be a SuperHawk with a full race system of some sort. Sweet music! I love the sound a good v-twin makes!
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rodan, what style of Two Bros cans do you have (C2, C4, C5?). Any pictures?

Thanks for the input guys!
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post #8 of 23 Old 11-24-2003, 08:07 PM
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Not a great pic, but it gives you an idea what they'll look like. They're the standard, large oval, aluminum can. I don't remember what they call it...

They are loud, and it does sound like a Ducati when you open it up...

A little loud for inconspicuous travel when touring, though. I think at some point I'll switch to Staintunes, but I'd like a set of Jesse bags first....
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So when you are cruising at highway speed in 5th or 6th, can you hear the pipes?
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post #10 of 23 Old 12-02-2003, 03:00 PM
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I've had a set of the Remus cans for about 6 months...the decibel gods relayed that the 2-broth cans are rated at 101 and the Remus cans are rated at 96 decibels. The Remus cans narrow towards the middle and the 2-brothers are wide and straight - that probably accounts for the 2-broth being a little louder. I wouldn't get rid of the 2-brothers if you think they are too loud - there are plenty of after-market baffles that will lower the sound without having a significant impact in performance....
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