Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Chicago Suburbs
My XR is new too and has the stage 1 kit. Give it a thousand miles or so - it will open up a bit. I found this out with the Cobras I put on my Warrior. Sounded too quiet when I got them, but after a while all the oils burned off and they broke in and sounded great.
I too think stage 1 is a tad too quiet. But I am going to give it some time to see how it sounds after break-in before going to something else.
Current Bike: 2011 Victory Cross Roads - Crimson
Options and Accessories:
Victory: Stage 1 / Forged Bars w/pegs / Medium Windshield / Lowers / Hard Bags w/ Guards / Passenger Backrest / XC Passenger Floorboards / Heated Grips / Unlocked Speedo w/ temp probe
Other: Signal Dynamic LED Plate frame w/BackOff XP / Clearwater Glenda LED Lights / 3BRPowersports USB in-bag power port / Utopia police backrest w/quick-out / D&D Boss slip-ons (569-12F)