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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-03-2018, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Default “Toned” down exhaust

I have been researching exhaust pipes for my 2010 Vegas 8ball. I am looking for something a little quieter at idle and in the low rpm range for my early morning neighborhood departure. I like the look of RPWThor’s, but received a recommendation of Bassani 2 into 1 as being somewhat quieter. I am curious if any comparison has been made between the standard baffles and the quiet baffles in the Thor’s and any other exhaust? I am also concerned about interference with regards to removal of the rear tire. I purchased the bike used and it currently has the victory swept exhaust installed.

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I have Bassani 2/1 and it's loud. Tried to take the baffle out and re-pack it and it's frozen in.

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Well recently about a month ago I made the old XR a little quieter to appease the neighbors a bit. They complained(jokingly sort of) of being woke up to early everyday, work six days a week quiet often. Also I was getting tired of the way it sounded with the Summit glass pack stuffed into the Victory muffler. So beings we are low on the green stuff, new ones are mucho $$$$, I utilized an old muffler off one of my old bikes. Muffler was just taking up space. So I gutted the Victory muffler of the glass pack and installed into it the old muffler I had. Welded it up. Well it sounds like a smaller bike to me, it is quieter. Had to lean out the settings on the fueler. But I am getting use to it. It does still make some noise, but it is quieter leaving my neighborhood in the morning. Oh yes and one of the side benefits is the bike does have a little more low end torque. So always a trade off with mods, once again this proved it to me. So next time I change it.......maybe I'll go with a Magnaflow muffler or something else. Or maybe something just to piss off the neighbors again(joking).

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I have the ShotGun exhaust which I believe is somewhat similar to the swept exhaust. I also needed to tone down the exhaust a bit. I didn't want to drop a lot of money on a new exhaust and I actually really liked the look of the shotgun exhaust, although I've read that the performance kind of sucks. So instead I pulled the baffles out a wrapped them and put them back in. It seems to have helped a bit but since I did it at the end of last season, I haven't really ridden it that much to get a longer term impression. The packing was only about $20 and I used some stainless steel wire to hold it in place and I had to buy a tamper resistant allen wrench to get the bolt out that holds the baffles in. So altogether it's a reality cheap test, if you don't want to drop a lot of money on a new exhaust.

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