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Offline thundermax

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STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« on: December 15, 2012, 09:01:07 am »
Surveying the membership and asking "Have you ever modified a stock exhaust? Have you ever taken off the end, taken out anything, put is back together, and had a slightly more muscle sound?"
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Re: STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 12:18:20 pm »
I know it's cheaper and may make it look a little better, but then again, it's still a potatoe launcher....and IMHO will never sound or look like an aftermarket can.  Just my two cents....
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Re: STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 02:27:28 pm »
Surveying the membership and asking "Have you ever modified a stock exhaust? Have you ever taken off the end, taken out anything, put is back together, and had a slightly more muscle sound?"

Try searching word "muffler"in C-14 accessories and modifications and you will find what you're looking for. Here is one:

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=5541.0
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Re: STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 02:29:50 pm »
Take it off before it makes you fall over.  ;D 1400cc's deserves dual exhaust!


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Re: STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012, 03:18:09 pm »
Take it off before it makes you fall over.  ;D 1400cc's Baggers deserve dual exhaust!
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Re: STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2012, 06:49:10 pm »
Take it off before it makes you fall over.  ;D 1400cc's deserves dual exhaust!

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Re: STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2012, 07:49:04 am »
Several here, including myself have shortened the stock exhaust. It looks better, though still ugly, and really doesnt't change the sound that much.

Inside there's not much you could do except remove the screens and sound chambers. However, who knows what it sound like or what it would do to performance.

Save the hassle and put on a proper aftermarket exhaust. A Delkevic slip-on can be had for less than $200. Much lighter, looks better, and barely louder than stock with the baffle in. No, I don't work for them.
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Re: STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2012, 08:22:31 am »
Several here, including myself have shortened the stock exhaust muffler. It looks better, though still ugly, and really doesnt't change the sound that much.

Save the hassle and put on a proper aftermarket exhaust muffler. A Delkevic slip-on [muffler] can be had for less than $200.

Muffler <> "Exhaust"!!!
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Re: STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2012, 11:05:07 am »
To have a nice sound do so, plus you can put the db Killer.



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Re: STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2012, 12:36:57 pm »
Muffler <> "Exhaust"!!!
No one really seems to care except for you.
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Re: STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2012, 02:04:12 pm »
No one really seems to care except for you.
But we do care. We just like to keep Max on his toes.
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Re: STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2012, 02:38:29 pm »
Been there done that, have the midget muff.  Satisfying for sure but in the end its still a mini tater launcher.  In the end I would say the overwhelming majority end up with a new pipe or full system.  Still no regrets on the AreaP full system.

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Re: STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2020, 06:50:29 am »
No one really seems to care except for you.

Well, I'm new here and dont find the factory exhaust offensive other than a little bit too quiet. I think a little more noise out of it and I would be happy. In fact, I will go one step further...If someone has shortened their potato launcher by 4,5,6 inches...and they replaced it with an aftermarket system they are happy with, I would be happy to buy the modded factory exhaust to try it and see if I like it. I dont have the welding skills to do it myself. Dont everyone speak at the same time lol

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Re: STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2020, 07:20:22 am »
Not many of the stock mufflers were modified.
But, several will have a stock exhaust/muffler for you to hack up and give it a try.

Hmmmm, I wonder if anyone has tried a baffelectomy on one?   :o

Take it off before it makes you fall over.  ;D 1400cc's deserves dual exhaust!


I agree with Gumby on this one... Dual it!! 
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Re: STOCK EXHAUST MODIFICATIONS
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2020, 08:23:52 am »
There are 2 reasons for replacing the factory BAZOOKA.
1- More/different noise.
2- Weight savings.
Modifying it doesn't save much weight as it's a behemoth.

There are a few aftermarket mufflers out there that don't increase the noise level much but give it a nicer tone.
I initially had a 2 Bros on mine, but it was just too loud for long runs on the motorways.
I replaced it with a Remus Hexacone that I got used from someone who sold their C14 and that has the perfect level and tone for me.
Has a nice burble at idle, a nice sound up to 5000rpm and only starts to scream above 5000rpm.
So, it's mostly quiet but you know it's running without looking at the Tacho!  :thumbs:
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