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As always, I'm concerned about safety on my bike. I take as many precautions as possible and am considering getting a pair of D&D wrapped exhaust for my Cross Country Tour; however, I'm trying to verify some information:

1) Are the wrapped version loud enough that drivers next to you and around you can hear you coming/riding beside them?

2) Can I just run with O2 sensors unplugged or do I have to get a tune (stage 1 or install a tuner)?

3) Is there any drone at certain RPMs?

4) How much louder will I need to turn the radio to get the same level of hearing as with the stock?

I know that most of these are subjective, but I would appreciate any feedback. Thnx!!!

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As always, I'm concerned about safety on my bike. I take as many precautions as possible and am considering getting a pair of D&D wrapped exhaust for my Cross Country Tour; however, I'm trying to verify some information:

1) Are the wrapped version loud enough that drivers next to you and around you can hear you coming/riding beside them?

2) Can I just run with O2 sensors unplugged or do I have to get a tune (stage 1 or install a tuner)?

3) Is there any drone at certain RPMs?

4) How much louder will I need to turn the radio to get the same level of hearing as with the stock?

I know that most of these are subjective, but I would appreciate any feedback. Thnx!!!
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I have the wrapped D&D's, and ran without a fuel controller, with OČ sensors disconnected. At first it was okay, but within 3-4 months the wrapping on the pipes burns in a little, allowing more flow. You can start the same way, but plan for a fuel controller within 3 months or so.

Sound is just right for my taste. Loud enough on throttle, deep enough on idle, and not too loud when cruising.

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I have the wrapped D&D's, and ran without a fuel controller, with OČ sensors disconnected. At first it was okay, but within 3-4 months the wrapping on the pipes burns in a little, allowing more flow. You can start the same way, but plan for a fuel controller within 3 months or so.

Sound is just right for my taste. Loud enough on throttle, deep enough on idle, and not too loud when cruising.
Thank you for your reply. What about my #s 1 and 3?

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Thank you for your reply. What about my #s 1 and 3?
The wrapped are plenty loud enough and get louder with miles. There is no drone, just deep mellow toughness.
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The wrapped are plenty loud enough and get louder with miles. There is no drone, just deep mellow toughness.
I second that. They are loud enough, no drone, and are very well made - no shifting shields to deal with either.

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What about popping? Do you guys have popping?

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I have had my pipes for 10,000 miles and still think they are the best out there. They are just right volume wise and the tone is perfect.
Yes, you can be heard by the distracted driver next to you.
I have run mine without a controller with a little popping, but it is not bothersome (O2's disconnected) I've kept an eye on the plugs, not excessively lean so I'm in no hurry to find the right controller.

I've tried to capture their sound:

http://youtu.be/TFijSPelRsA
http://youtu.be/rt4f0q7Uio4

Since I have a Crossroads I can't speak of the radio, but my opinion would be that no volume adjustment would be necessary. They are not loud pipes from the saddle.
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I've had these pipes on for 13000 miles and can say they perform well with the mods I have on my bike (see signature). Some popping every now and again but not often at all.

Sounds great on acceleration but almost silent at cruising speed. About the sound, here is an interesting story. I ended up with the wrapped pipes as I am trying to get away from loud pipes. I love them loud but maybe I'm growing up a bit as I am starting to think about the big view of loud pipes. So I ride with these for a while and then I start to wonder how much louder these would be without the wrapping. About 2 weeks ago I opened them up and took the wrapping of. Just before a long road trip. 3800 miles later I can tell you that there is almost no difference from the drivers seat. Maybe there is a difference to someone riding behind me but no one noticed any difference in the loudness of my bike.


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