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OK I'm no mechanic so don't laugh too hard when you read this question. Let's say I know someone with a welder. Can the exhaust pipes be cut in half, gutted and welded back together to basically make a straight pipe.

I already have the Stage 1 Kit so are there any drawbacks to this. I want loud pipes but I dont want to ruin the bike or the performance just to do it myself but it seems like gutting them would give me what I want.........NOISE!!!!!!

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Your performance would totally go away......not to mention, it would be way more cost effective to just purchase the correct pipe that has a perforated core bafffle for high flow and loud sound!
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Sure, it'll give you noise. But your low end tq is going to fall flat. if it was as simple as gutting stock exhausts, aftermarket companies wouldn't exist. spend the money and do it right. just my 2 cents.
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Thank guys. That's why I figured I would ask before actually trying it.

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give me what I want.........NOISE!!!!!!

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What do your neighbors, the non riders who vote and most of your fellow motorcyclist want? It ain't your noise. It's self centered yahoos like you that got that law passed in California that made aftermarket and modified pipes illegal. And we all know, that as California goes, so goes the rest of the nation. This world is not about you and what you want, especially if it pisses off everyone around you. Grow up.

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What do your neighbors, the non riders who vote and most of your fellow motorcyclist want? It ain't your noise. It's self centered yahoos like you that got that law passed in California that made aftermarket and modified pipes illegal. And we all know, that as California goes, so goes the rest of the nation. This world is not about you and what you want, especially if it pisses off everyone around you. Grow up.
WOW!!! Un-bunch your panties homeboy! It wasn't people like him that got aftermarket pipes illegal in CA, it was the earth saving, tree hugging eco-hipsters that voted for it. And it was all about cleaner emissions, not so much about noise! In order for motorcycles to produce cleaner emissions, they have to plug them up with Catalytic converters and such, which cause the sound of our exhausts to suffer.
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rsmarsh,
Look at my posts under "coss country exhausts". I posted pics of how I modified my mufflers, and there is a link to some youtube video on what they sound like.

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WOW!!! Un-bunch your panties homeboy! It wasn't people like him that got aftermarket pipes illegal in CA, it was the earth saving, tree hugging eco-hipsters that voted for it. And it was all about cleaner emissions, not so much about noise! In order for motorcycles to produce cleaner emissions, they have to plug them up with Catalytic converters and such, which cause the sound of our exhausts to suffer.
Oh? And the loud pipe crowd had nothing to do with that? Get real. Many jurisdictions are already enforcing anti loud pipe laws by pulling a loud bike over and checking to see if the pipes have the stampings to show they've met federal requirements. That will eventually put the kabosh on the aftermarket pipe industry. Groups that won't police themselves will have the police policing them.

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What do your neighbors, the non riders who vote and most of your fellow motorcyclist want? It ain't your noise. It's self centered yahoos like you that got that law passed in California that made aftermarket and modified pipes illegal. And we all know, that as California goes, so goes the rest of the nation. This world is not about you and what you want, especially if it pisses off everyone around you. Grow up.
WOW!!!!....you know what they say...opinions and assholes

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Oh? And the loud pipe crowd had nothing to do with that? Get real. Many jurisdictions are already enforcing anti loud pipe laws by pulling a loud bike over and checking to see if the pipes have the stampings to show they've met federal requirements. That will eventually put the kabosh on the aftermarket pipe industry. Groups that won't police themselves will have the police policing them.
It is illegal to profile motorcycles only for noise violations. Every state i know of that has tried it has failed in court, as states do not have to funds to fight us riders in court all because "yahoos like you" start menstruating every time you hear someones exhaust. And it will be the EPA that puts the "kabosh" on the aftermarket exhaust industry. Police are suppose to solve crimes, not waste our tax dollars responding to your noise complaints and standing at check points.

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