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    Exhausted....

    back in 15' I bought a cheap $50 slip on exhaust from Dime City Cycles could tell it was very low quality as soon as I held it in my hand...But hey I figured it was only $50 bucks and ya get what ya pay for ha. lasted me about 1,500 miles until the pipe literally broke off while riding...So I threw my stock one back on. That was until about a week ago when I saw another slip on exhaust this time on Ebay and this time for half the price I paid for the last one, $25!! I thought hey maybe i'll get lucky with this one which was already packed and ready to go...So a few days later this 12" bad A exhausts lands on my front door, I'm stoked and immediately go to install it. Well, unfortunately I don't measure good...lol this thing was quite a bit too big. I do what anyone with some ingenuity would do, run down to my local auto store and purchase a hefty exhaust clamp and some gasket/glue (never used this stuff before but it looked like it would adhere the pipes together). I get home put it all together, bend the crap out of the pipe wrenching it down with the clamp but all in all it doesn't look too shabby! So I decide to taker her out for a short ride, around the block no problem at all...Couple days later I decide to go on a bit of a lengthier ride to the store about 15mins away. Made it their fine, even snapped a couple photos life was good. I kick'er up and takeoff on my way home nice evening breeze, I was feeling good. I hit the gas on the on-ramp brrrrap and all I hear is this large scratching noise along with a deep *POP from the bike...It was at that moment I knew what had happened hahaa I didnt even stop, that $25 slip on was gone in my books. Time to spend some money on a real pipe.


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    Senior Member gcrank1's Avatar
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    Nice pics
    Can always has to have a mount of its own, cant depend upon the clamp to the pipe (yeah, you KNOW it now....).
    Must be something in the air this year (blew the guts out of my SuperTrapp on the July 4th weekend).
    Do NOT get an Emgo 'repackable' shorty reverse cone megaphone (probably what Dime City and others sell. There are good reports on the Cone Engineering products. Err, if you must, on the 'quiet side'.
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    Oops.
    Yeah, the Emgo repackable muffs need to be repacked about a minute after you start the engine.
    They use a tiny bit of 'glass in them, and it blows out quickly.
    Mine blew out on the first ride.
    I saw bits of it blowing out as soon as I started the engine with it.
    Then, after about an hour of riding, my SR started to sound like an old dirt bike. Loud, brash, and annoying.
    Got home, let it cool. Removed the baffle. Found zero 'glass left.
    Even though it's cheap, I don't have any complaints about the Emgo Dunstall style muff, AFTER repacking it.
    It has a sliding attachment point for a clamp, to allow for proper attachment of the muff to the bike.

    I currently have a Harley Dyna taper tip muffler on my '15 SR.
    It's a very well made muffler, but lacks the bass I like my thumper to have.
    I'll probably drill the baffle perforations out to 1/4" or 5/16", and add another row or two of perfs, and install them on my XS1100.
    That will do away with the crossover pipe of the factory muffs, but I don't see a benefit (to me or my riding style) offered by an H pipe, anyway (on an inline engine).

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    Yep, you're correct. I repacked my cheapie EMGO silencer before I even used it. The packing that came with it was a joke.
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    Senior Member gcrank1's Avatar
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    On a more than a single cylinder the crossover pipe helps make it quieter, the exhaust impulse is fed into more than one muffler and silencing is helped by size/volume of the cans.
    Last edited by gcrank1; 07-18-2017 at 11:47 AM.
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    '98 Honda Shadow 750 ACE Deluxe
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    Well, one thing I hate about the 1100 is that it is too quiet.
    So....

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