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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by VargasD, Nov 12, 2012.
Narrower girth is what I was looking for. Being a lot lighter didn't hurt.
+1 Thats exactly why I bought one and I dont care about power gain or not. I compensate lack of power with insanity
It looks nice and it is definitely lighter and slimmer.
The big fat ugly heavy stock muffler works just fine.....has never caused me a problem yet in weight & balance or performance-wise, so its staying.
But you got to do whatever helps you sleep better at night. It's the most important thing of all, I've learned. Personally, my F800 investment has surpassed $19,000 now.
And, I was sleeping like a baby.....until this post!
Not sure how babies sleep. At least the one from my neighbour does not too well as it cries and screams several times every night, but nothing half a bottle of Vodka cant compensate
My hot tip: get that aftermarket muffler, after spending 19K it plays no role. You will love how raw that F8 can sound
And BTW the stock muffler is far lighter than most people would expect...
Naaah.....I like it quiet. I tend to be a sneaky sort, getting in & out before anyone realizes I was even there.
I did remove the muffler once and weigh it. Been a long time ago, but seems it was around 21 pounds, if I recall correctly.
It's half that actually, around 10.5 lbs.
I copy. Thats the main problem with my XR650 which I sometimes ride in an area where this is strictly forbidden. It's very loud (but original) muffler is a pain....
I put one on mine, mostly because I wanted to get rid of the corroding piece of crap stocker. It is a lot louder than I wanted, but that appeals to the inner kid in me.
I have noticed my mileage has got worse since I put it on, not sure if this is because of some change in the bike or because I am going BRAAAP all the time ...
We have a winner......
Brabaek Viking Pipe....
Wow that weight save isn't bad.
And nice red slippers BTW
Ha ha....... I keep hearing about the red Croc's..... They have since been retired......
Reason for fitting an aftermarket exhaust?
Because I can....
Without meaning to troll, one reason for which I like the stock exhaust is that it has the ideal size and shape for the bike.
The smaller and/or thinner exhausts tend to look a little out of scale (in comparison to the huge volume of the bike).
A carbon exhaust in the exact same shape with the oem would look really cool I think...
Apart from that, the sound of the oem one is über-cool to go through the hassle of changing it. But each to their own I guess.
I dont think that was a troll. I fully agree that all things has personal bias, and people are not the same. What really matters is not what other say about your bike, but what you like. Lots like the sound from the aftermarket pipe I had on my bike...... I did not.... It really is a simple as that..... Consider it a blessing. A rare trait if you will, to enjoy a stock part....
Without being a smart arse as in my post above, I fitted a Leo Vince Carbon muffler to my '09 800GS for this reason- I didn't like the lop sided look of any of the pannier systems available for the bike. In my research I found a guy here in Oz who builds panniers for a generic fit, then I found someone in the US who had frames availble to suit smaller, slimmer aftermarket pipes. With all this fitted to the bike, I now have panniers that sit simmetrically from the centre line of the bike. Looks much neater and sleeker. The added bonus is the bike now sounds like a bike should without being offensive and it sure puts a smile on my face when I twist the loud handle.
There is a South Park episode that addresses this.