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Old 04-16-2009, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default Motorcycle exhaust opinion needed!

Pretty simple question really, big or small:
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I could use a stainless steel strap to mount the small one right from the can, or to mount the big one farther down, which I'm thinking I'd do no matter which one I use. I could also cut the big one so its shorter, resulting in decision between fat and thin.
The one with the piece of black pipe attached is the original. Both are setup in the pictures at approximately the angle I thought they looked best at and pointed towards the header, but feel free to give me an opinion on angle as well. Close up pictures of each can can be posted if you really need it.
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I vote the small Can,,, the only thing you have on the bike that is silver is the front fork, rear arms. and a muffler can. That massive one is TOO big... Thats big enough for a car. Keep it small and not noticible... Heck, Ide stick it down low as possible, like beside below the rear arms... All up high like that is achin to burn a leg. Black out your forks and rear arm and you be $$money$$.. I like the clean look.

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This is the original placement of the can which I never really liked, I've always preferred the high mount. Burning a leg isn't a huge concern, if you look where the pegs are and where the hump of the "driver" seat puts my butt (right below the black tool box in the background), its plenty far forward to avoid the exhaust pipe.

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That's one vote for the small can though, thanks for the opinion!

BTW, the 'big can' style is kinda like the Ducati Monster, which I've always been a big fan of, almost as much as these classic Suzuki's turned street fighters.
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Must just be me, but I'm partial to the big can. The big one looks stock, whereas the small one looks too "stripped down", though I guess that's in keeping with the theme here.
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The big one looks too big. About an 1.5 to 2" to long.

So my vote of the two you have is to use the smaller can, but I think it would look better if you add a bend and ran it more parallel to the bottom of the rear fender.

now, since you mentioned liking the long one. What would look sweet would be to get two of those cans, maybe in the 1.5" short and and cut the exhaust just before they merge together. Then run the dual cans on the same side.
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My vote is for the small can......goes with the theme and look of the bike much better. Again, it is hard to get a good consensus, since it is such a personal touch for the bike.
Bike is baller anyway......
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Show some pity upon your neighbors. For the street, use the big can. The little one is going to be a lot louder unless it is highly baffled.
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I vote for the big can. Though a slightly smaller one might look even better.
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Show some pity upon your neighbors. For the street, use the big can. The little one is going to be a lot louder unless it is highly baffled.

To me that is all the more reason to use the small can. See curel but I can't even count the times that my loud *** R6 with a full exhaust got people to flinch and look and notice there was a bike near then. Granted I played on that thing all the time so I wasn't near them for too long
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"Loud pipes save lives."

If being noticed were the first priority, I'd have thought that the OP wouldn't have painted it flat black and removed all the reflectors though...
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Small one. But the placement has to be changed.
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Small one. But the placement has to be changed.
How so?

Looks like opinions are all over the place, I'm counting four votes for big, four votes for small, however half of each of those wanted a change in placement or size, very interesting.

Yes, I'm partial to black for this bike for whatever reason, but to be fair I bought the bike for $500 already stripped down for track duty. It came without big blinkers, reflectors, or even stickers. I could have chosen to paint it a brighter color for this reason, but I did not.

I've ran the small pipe for years now, and yes it is quite loud, but I like it. I'm not sure how much more the bigger can would muffle the engine, its off of a GSXR I believe, and even stock they're fairly loud. I wouldn't mind a dB or two quieter though.

There's definitely an argument either way about whether or not loud pipes save lives. Sure they get driver's attention, but make your neighbors want to run you over on purpose.
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How so?
I cant decide if it should be lower, about where the swing arm is, right off the header, or horizontal in its current position.
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Is that a 600 Bandit? I used to have one and thoughts of boost entered my mind everytime I rode the damn thing.
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someone photoshop both cans black then we can see what is right but right now it's a definite small
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Tuck the small one under the tail.


Btw, it's been proven loud pipes don't save lives. People just don't pay attention anymore, especially in today's isolation chamber/office-on-wheels vehicles.
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1985 Suzuki GSX 700.

A few guys on the Suzuki site are bitching about cutting up a Yoshimura exhaust, and how they spent 1000's of hours developing the perfect exhaust for perfect performance, but this bike is about looks 1st, comfort 2nd, and performance 3rd. I have no desire to attempt to eak out every last drop of horsepower from four carburetors, I'd rather enjoy riding and the compliments people give me on the looks of the bikes.
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That's the only way to do it.

Most bikes have about 5 times the horsepower you can use on the road anyhow.

My first "sport" bike was an EX500, which was actually fun because within a year I could actually ride it pretty damn close to the limit. The Daytona 955i never even let me get close without an immense feeling that I was about to DIE! The bastard was yellow, and I wished I had painted it every freakin' day.
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