Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Stage 1 vs. Aftermarket Pipes
Hey Folks new to the forum as you can tell and I don't own a XR yet but I'm moving in that direction. Been viewing the posts here for a couple of months now and have learned a bit more about the bike but I have a question.
I currently own a 2004 Volusia with aftermarket pipe (V&H Cruisers) that give the bike a nice sound. When I purchase a XR I would like a similar type of sound. The question is what is the best way to achieve it? Buy aftermarket pipes, use a Stage 1 Kit, combination of both or drill out the factory pipes. I would also like to use a K&N filter. Does that change my options?
I did take a XC on a demo ride about a month ago and enjoyed everything, except for the sound of the pipes.
I'm sure there several ways to proceed. Any and all recommendations are appreciated.