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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Default Tri-Ovals downgrade for Stage 1 L1?

After a few miles on the new Tri-Ovals, I am not liking the noise.
It seems worse with a full face helmet, and a bit more tolerable with the face shield open. Seems to resonate off the bags or trunk and sneak in under my helmet. I even wear earplugs. At steady cruise it's not too loud at all.

I may have to downgrade to S1L1. Has anyone else done that, or is it better just to go back to stock? Do I need to flash the stock map?

Just weighing options at this point.

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I have the Tri Ovals and like them. I wanted a deeper and louder tone than the stock sewing machine sound but not crazy loud. For me these hit the mark. I don't drive with a helmet though.

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I had stock..... Then upgraded to the Stage 1 map, filter and pipes. Changed those pipes for the tri- ovals and got another flash. The first stage 1 pipes were a bit more aggressive than stock, but still not what I wanted. Kinda like stock with a mini growl. Soooooooo, got the tri-ovals and absolutely love them. Not sure why you don't like them, but everyone's ear is different and I get that. Hope this helps. PS.... I wear a modular helmet and most times with ear plugs.

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After a few miles on the new Tri-Ovals, I am not liking the noise.
It seems worse with a full face helmet, and a bit more tolerable with the face shield open. Seems to resonate off the bags or trunk and sneak in under my helmet. I even wear earplugs. At steady cruise it's not too loud at all.

I may have to downgrade to S1L1. Has anyone else done that, or is it better just to go back to stock? Do I need to flash the stock map?

Just weighing options at this point.
I have the tri-ovals and get no resonation at all with my full face helmet. If I go under an overpass you can get some resonation but out in the open nothing. I do not use ear plugs either. My Helmet is an Arai RX-Q.
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I got the tri-ovals because I wanted more sound than stock until I got her broke in and that way I could take my time to figure out what I wanted for the long term. But I gotta say, they are ballsier when I twist it than I thought they'd be and not unpleasant at cruise (I wear a modular cuz I don't use a windshield). I don't see a change until I do some performance mods and that's going to be awhile.

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Jimboni - I've had the same experience as you. I test rode a CC with Tri-Ovals and really liked the sound compared to stock. So, I had Tri-Ovals installed on my 2013 CCT before I took delivery last September. (I also wear a full face helmet.)

After a few weeks and 1,000 miles, I was noticing the same things you have pointed out. Resonance that seems to bounce off the hard bags like they are a pair of bass drums. Even louder going under an overpass. Around town, it's not really a problem but at highway speeds it's uncomfortable without ear plugs. It's just my opinion, but wearing ear plugs on a long trip when I own a bike with a nicely decked out sound system, doesn't seem to make much sense.

As I approach retirement and hope to hit the open road more often, I'm seriously considering backing off to S1L1. I really like the look of the Tri-Ovals and hate to do it, but I guess I should choose comfort over sounding impressive.

I may as well ask this while I'm here: Is the re-mapping for Tri-Ovals the same as S1L1, or will I have to re-map again if I make the switch?

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Thanks Dan. If like to know the same thing.

I think I'll swap the ovals for the l1 muffs.

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Jimboni - I've had the same experience as you. I test rode a CC with Tri-Ovals and really liked the sound compared to stock. So, I had Tri-Ovals installed on my 2013 CCT before I took delivery last September. (I also wear a full face helmet.)

After a few weeks and 1,000 miles, I was noticing the same things you have pointed out. Resonance that seems to bounce off the hard bags like they are a pair of bass drums. Even louder going under an overpass. Around town, it's not really a problem but at highway speeds it's uncomfortable without ear plugs. It's just my opinion, but wearing ear plugs on a long trip when I own a bike with a nicely decked out sound system, doesn't seem to make much sense.

As I approach retirement and hope to hit the open road more often, I'm seriously considering backing off to S1L1. I really like the look of the Tri-Ovals and hate to do it, but I guess I should choose comfort over sounding impressive.

I may as well ask this while I'm here: Is the re-mapping for Tri-Ovals the same as S1L1, or will I have to re-map again if I make the switch?

Thanks!
If you like the sound of the pipes for most of your riding you might try bluetooth in your helmet while riding on the highway. Just a suggestion. I just ordered mine getting them installed this week, guess I'll see when I get back home how they sound.
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Jimboni - I've had the same experience as you. I test rode a CC with Tri-Ovals and really liked the sound compared to stock. So, I had Tri-Ovals installed on my 2013 CCT before I took delivery last September. (I also wear a full face helmet.)

After a few weeks and 1,000 miles, I was noticing the same things you have pointed out. Resonance that seems to bounce off the hard bags like they are a pair of bass drums. Even louder going under an overpass. Around town, it's not really a problem but at highway speeds it's uncomfortable without ear plugs. It's just my opinion, but wearing ear plugs on a long trip when I own a bike with a nicely decked out sound system, doesn't seem to make much sense.

As I approach retirement and hope to hit the open road more often, I'm seriously considering backing off to S1L1. I really like the look of the Tri-Ovals and hate to do it, but I guess I should choose comfort over sounding impressive.

I may as well ask this while I'm here: Is the re-mapping for Tri-Ovals the same as S1L1, or will I have to re-map again if I make the switch?

Thanks!
I use ear plugs with the modular helmet. I find the plugs get rid of the wind noise and allow me to hear the radio more clearly than without plugs......

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RICZ's LD PL8 bracket and lotsa blacked out stuff
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