Author Topic: aftermarket mufflers  (Read 9164 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Greg

  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 624
    • Means Racing
  • AREA: Southwest Area
  • COG#: 9702
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: aftermarket mufflers
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2012, 07:11:06 pm »
 8)
Greg Means
Garden Valley, CA

98 Windsor Green Concours
40K & counting
K&N, Bar Risers, Ram Mount, 12v Power Outlet, Avons - 55/46

92 Candy Red Aspencade
32k

Stupid Happy to be riding again!
COG# 9702


Offline Shaft-Drive

  • Mini Bike
  • **
  • Posts: 136
    • Simon Sullivan Music
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 9469
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: aftermarket mufflers
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2012, 11:28:25 pm »
Jim:

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. I always wanted a KZ650 back-in-the-day, but settled for a 1982 Maxim 650.

Enjoyed the story, as well. Good job.


Cheers,

Simon

Offline RWJC

  • Road Bike
  • ***
  • Posts: 357
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 9827
  • Membership Level: Expired - Expired Term
Re: aftermarket mufflers
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2012, 07:37:02 am »
Baffelectomy... Is there a write up on this, can't seem to locate? Also, do you have to rejet carbs? Curious now...
~RWJC
COG #9827
"Dress for the crash, not for the ride."
02'VN800-SOLD 59,348mi 02'ZG1000-GONE 05'Nomad-SOLD   05'ZG1000-(12/1)5500mi(1/1)8220mi

Offline diablo6v

  • Scooter
  • ***
  • Posts: 282
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: aftermarket mufflers
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2012, 11:32:56 am »
I've got a zx9 can that you can have in great shape..Just pay the shipping and it's yours..

Offline Steve in Sunny Fla

  • Industry Member
  • I Need a Life
  • *
  • Posts: 7875
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 6977
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: aftermarket mufflers
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2012, 11:37:48 am »
I've got a zx9 can that you can have in great shape..Just pay the shipping and it's yours..

  OOPS -hold up on that - I dinged mine up and was going to ask you about that muffler the next time we talked. And besides, I already sent Jim my Delkevic carbon fiber muffler, So I know he wants me to have yours -  >:D Steve
C-14 ECU flashing for performance and rideability enhancement
C-10 Carb work , cams, & performance enhancements
 " Modifications for sport-tourers, BY a sport-tourer"
https://sites.google.com/site/shoodabenengineering/home

Offline RWJC

  • Road Bike
  • ***
  • Posts: 357
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 9827
  • Membership Level: Expired - Expired Term
Re: aftermarket mufflers
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2012, 04:21:04 pm »
Steve, are you jumping the gun on me???
~RWJC
COG #9827
"Dress for the crash, not for the ride."
02'VN800-SOLD 59,348mi 02'ZG1000-GONE 05'Nomad-SOLD   05'ZG1000-(12/1)5500mi(1/1)8220mi

Offline smithr1

  • I Need a Life
  • ******
  • Posts: 5274
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 6197
  • Membership Level: Asst. Area Director
Re: aftermarket mufflers
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2012, 09:23:41 pm »
Baffelectomy... Is there a write up on this, can't seem to locate? Also, do you have to rejet carbs? Curious now...

Never done it but as I understand it you just use a 3/4 to 1" hole saw on an 18"+ extension.  Insert it into the back hole of the muffler and drill the last baffle out.  Be sure to secure the saw so it does not fall off in the muffler.  You can also use re-bar ground to a tip on one end and beat a hole in it. 
Most claim the results are less buzz and only a slight change in sound.  No re-jetting was needed.
---
Bob Smith (smithr)
Austin, Texas baby!
2010 Kawasaki Concours, Midnight Blue
COG 6197, CDA 107

Online Jim Snyder

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1541
  • Oops, my Connie turned into an FJR !!!
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 7055
  • Membership Level: Asst. Area Director
Re: aftermarket mufflers
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2012, 09:29:29 pm »
I've got a zx9 can that you can have in great shape..Just pay the shipping and it's yours..

  OOPS -hold up on that - I dinged mine up and was going to ask you about that muffler the next time we talked. And besides, I already sent Jim my Delkevic carbon fiber muffler, So I know he wants me to have yours -  >:D Steve

Yes Steve I do want you to have it "rasha-frasha-rasha" (cartoon swearing) >:(
 
"Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug" Get used to it cause thats life !!!

Offline RWJC

  • Road Bike
  • ***
  • Posts: 357
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 9827
  • Membership Level: Expired - Expired Term
Re: aftermarket mufflers
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2012, 10:10:47 pm »
Baffelectomy... Is there a write up on this, can't seem to locate? Also, do you have to rejet carbs? Curious now...

Never done it but as I understand it you just use a 3/4 to 1" hole saw on an 18"+ extension.  Insert it into the back hole of the muffler and drill the last baffle out.  Be sure to secure the saw so it does not fall off in the muffler.  You can also use re-bar ground to a tip on one end and beat a hole in it. 
Most claim the results are less buzz and only a slight change in sound.  No re-jetting was needed.

Think I will do the punch thru 1st, did that on my 800.. :)
~RWJC
COG #9827
"Dress for the crash, not for the ride."
02'VN800-SOLD 59,348mi 02'ZG1000-GONE 05'Nomad-SOLD   05'ZG1000-(12/1)5500mi(1/1)8220mi

Offline Slybones

  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2633
  • AREA: Northwest Area
  • COG#: 6953
  • Membership Level: Expired - Expired Term
Re: aftermarket mufflers
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2012, 11:48:32 pm »
Jim:

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. I always wanted a KZ650 back-in-the-day, but settled for a 1982 Maxim 650.

Enjoyed the story, as well. Good job.


Cheers,

Simon


+1. That is a beauty. I had a KZ650 back in the day. It was not near that nice. Caught fire on me. I used to keep it on the back portch for the apartments the wife and I lived in when we first got married. It was under cover that way and the manager never gave me crap. One evening I was awaken by this guy pounding very hard on my front door. I opened the door to hear this guy yelling "your bikes on fire, your bikes on fire".  I of course had to have that dumb a** WTF you talking about look on my face. He then says very calmly, "do you have a motorcycle?", I say yes. He says "is it out on your back portch?", I say yes. then he yells "its on fire".  That is when it finally sunk in. I ran to the back portch just in time to see th fire department hit the back portch with a blast of water that took out everything in its path.  It was a sad night.
2003 Concours, 121K
2005 GL1800ABS, 52K
COG #6953, IBA 28004