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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-04-2013, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for some input on what kinda of exhaust riders have added and how they are working out for them. I have been through the forums and read on about the Tri Ovals, Bassani, and Thunderhead exhausts though I am still not sure on what to aim for purchasing. Videos on Youtube are a great help but are hard to compare due to the recordings.

I ride to work everyday in the DC Metro area on the HOV and have to deal with people oblivous to the fact that I am next to them. Just this past Saturday as I was going in for some overtime a SUV on I95 almost clipped the tail of my bike. They immediatly pulled back in to their lane right before they touched my bike. Incidents like this happen a lot on the highway and I am looking for something that people in cars will hear and notice I am around them. Am I under the right impression that a louder exhaust would help a bit in situations like this? or am i being naive?

Reasons I havent jumped on anything as of yet is that I dont want to spend the money on something to quiet or something to loud were you cant hear your self think.

thanks and appreciate the input.
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Hi All,

Looking for some input on what kinda of exhaust riders have added and how they are working out for them. I have been through the forums and read on about the Tri Ovals, Bassani, and Thunderhead exhausts though I am still not sure on what to aim for purchasing. Videos on Youtube are a great help but are hard to compare due to the recordings.

I ride to work everyday in the DC Metro area on the HOV and have to deal with people oblivous to the fact that I am next to them. Just this past Saturday as I was going in for some overtime a SUV on I95 almost clipped the tail of my bike. They immediatly pulled back in to their lane right before they touched my bike. Incidents like this happen a lot on the highway and I am looking for something that people in cars will hear and notice I am around them. Am I under the right impression that a louder exhaust would help a bit in situations like this? or am i being naive?

Reasons I havent jumped on anything as of yet is that I dont want to spend the money on something to quiet or something to loud were you cant hear your self think.

thanks and appreciate the input.
You might want to also consider the D&D Boss slip-ons. Top quality, and to my ears, they sound great.

You should try to listen to the pipes you buy in person, before you buy them. Hopefully forum members in your area will offer to let you hear theirs.

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I have Bassani slipons, I love them partially because they are NOT too loud. They do bark when you ask them to tho!

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Tons of choices out there, I put on a set of re-cored factory mufflers that have a glass pack in them. Sound great, not to loud but not to quiet either but I do have some popping every now and then. If I was to do it again I think I would have save up a few more benjamins and got the D&D because I love the looks of them and most people who have them like the exhaust note. Heck, I may still end up getting the D&D's later on.

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I also have the glasspack stuffed stock pipes and i like them, most of the time they are about perfect, but once in a while they could be a tad louder.

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If you want to go with loud pipes save lives have at it.

I go with louder than stock pipes make me happy.

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I've been very happy with the Bassani slip ons as well, look good and sound great, not too loud but got a nice deep sound.

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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Appreciate the replies.

Looking over everything there were a few more options I wasn't aware of. Going to look in to these new options and do some comparrisons.

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