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Re: Is anyone interested in a quieter aftermarket muffler?
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2014, 01:20:46 am »
Thanks Matt, on the 40 lbs, I was going by what the "Old Guy" told me.

By the way, I take back my comment about you "riding like your hair was on fire".
The "Old Guy" made me say that too.

My understanding is the "Old Guy" is a little worn out. 
He's been working a lot of hours,  getting ready for the next National.

I guess we should cut him some slack...........

Time passes,,

"More" time passes,,,

Ok, that wuz e'nuff slack... (37 seconds)


Hey, "Old Guy",, quit typing and making mistakes..
GET BACK TO WORK ON "OUR" COG NATIONAL!!
 
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Ok, back to the muffler discussion.
I looked at his (the "Old Guys") Leo Vince Mufflers...
NICE!!     (Apparently the "Old Guy" make's a lot of money) 

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Re: Is anyone interested in a quieter aftermarket muffler?
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2014, 02:52:39 am »


By the way, I take back my comment about you "riding like your hair was on fire".
The "Old Guy" made me say that too.
Ted,
I have some moderately thick skin so there is no need to post a retraction as far as I am concerned. Besides; riding like my hair was on fire would obviously be quite a bit slower than actual!   :)

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Re: Is anyone interested in a quieter aftermarket muffler?
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2014, 01:03:27 pm »
I went down this road when I first got my bike.
I bought a Two Bros. Carbon pipe for the weight savings- way too loud for all day riding,IMHO.
I then bought the p1x power tip for it, quieted it down to close to stock, too quiet for me.
I do like to hear the bike a little. So I then got the p1 powertip and she's a lil louder than stock, but just about perfect for me.
If you are looking for close to stock sound and a lot less weight, I'd go Two Bros with the p1x tip and be done. :beerchug:

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Re: Is anyone interested in a quieter aftermarket muffler?
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2014, 04:31:28 pm »
I went down this road when I first got my bike.
I bought a Two Bros. Carbon pipe for the weight savings- way too loud for all day riding,IMHO.
I then bought the p1x power tip for it, quieted it down to close to stock, too quiet for me.
I do like to hear the bike a little. So I then got the p1 powertip and she's a lil louder than stock, but just about perfect for me.
If you are looking for close to stock sound and a lot less weight, I'd go Two Bros with the p1x tip and be done. :beerchug:

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Re: Is anyone interested in a quieter aftermarket muffler?
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2014, 10:03:45 pm »
Ted,
I have some moderately thick skin so there is no need to post a retraction as far as I am concerned. Besides; riding like my hair was on fire would obviously be quite a bit slower than actual!   :)      Matt 

Ohh, I like the way you bench race!   :great:

From what I've seen in this discussion it is starting to look like I'm fighting a fire,,  "that has already been put out"...

When I started looking for a muffler, I was told by numerous folks that "all" aftermarket mufflers were too loud.
I know loudness is a personal preference,,,

But, Apparently the 2 Brothers (with Tip), the Leo Vince mufflers, and the V&H (with baffles) are already doing a good job of killing decibels..

For now, I think I'll continue to pursue the Area P modification. (to see how it works out)

Please continue to send in your comments and thoughts on this project.

NOTE: If anyone else knows of a quiet aftermarket muffler, please share your info..

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Re: Is anyone interested in a quieter aftermarket muffler?
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2014, 03:58:52 pm »
I'd like to see one that is triangular shaped like the Vance and Hines CS One, but is quieter.
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Re: Is anyone interested in a quieter aftermarket muffler?
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2014, 07:20:46 pm »
I went down this road when I first got my bike.
I bought a Two Bros. Carbon pipe for the weight savings- way too loud for all day riding,IMHO.
I then bought the p1x power tip for it, quieted it down to close to stock, too quiet for me.
I do like to hear the bike a little. So I then got the p1 powertip and she's a lil louder than stock, but just about perfect for me.
If you are looking for close to stock sound and a lot less weight, I'd go Two Bros with the p1x tip and be done. :beerchug:

Slip on, I don't think 2 Bros. makes a full system.

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Re: Is anyone interested in a quieter aftermarket muffler?
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2014, 07:27:42 pm »
I'd like to see one that is triangular shaped like the Vance and Hines CS One, but is quieter.

Fred, I too like the looks of the CS One. V&H does make different sized baffles for this pipe.
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Re: Is anyone interested in a quieter aftermarket muffler?
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2014, 04:59:38 pm »
I'd like to see one that is triangular shaped like the Vance and Hines CS One, but is quieter.

Fred, I too like the looks of the CS One. V&H does make different sized baffles for this pipe.

Yes, I tried their quietest insert in the CSOne. It helped, but I'd still like it to be a bit quieter.
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Re: Is anyone interested in a quieter aftermarket muffler?
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2014, 01:04:51 am »
If I can make arrangements, is anyone interested in buying an aftermarket muffler that is quitter than the ones that are currently available?

Explanation:
I recently purchased a used Area P Muffler from a fellow COGger .
I wanted to find something that looks better than the stock C-14 muffler.
One of the reasons I purchased the Area P is I understand that it is one of the quieter aftermarket mufflers.
I have not yet installed the muffler as I want to get some miles on the new bike before I change mufflers.....
Ted

Ted, I would suggest installing the Area-P to determine if it it too loud for you before spending any time / money on modifiying it.
 I ran a AP slip on for many thousands of miles. Very mellow sound and completely inaudiable on the Highway. Kerry really designed it to be quiet and not restrictive.
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Re: Is anyone interested in a quieter aftermarket muffler?
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2014, 02:31:04 pm »
Thanks Tom. That is my intent.

For now, I'm going to run the stock muffler. (as I only have 150 miles on the bike)
My knee has finally healed enough to ride, but every time I get a chance to take it out,,,, IT RAIN'S!!
Want to break the bike in (some) before I start changing things...
Until then, I'm collecting Farkles to install.

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Re: Is anyone interested in a quieter aftermarket muffler?
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2014, 03:05:33 am »
I'd be in for such a muffler (between stock and aftermarket). Something like the Akrapovics available for BMWs are perfect. Mine was a bit too quiet, but shortened the dB-insert by an inch and it was perfect. Subdued and throaty at normal throttle openings, but louder at WOT. Really nice.

I have to address one more concern: I want a muffler that DOES NOT need repacking, so it needs to use steel wool, rather than the cheaper (by a little bit) fiber alternatives most aftermarket mufflers use. Baffling would be better, but it's more expensive, so steel wool would be an acceptable alternative for me. Don't want any maintenance on it, and becoming increasingly louder as the material saturates, burns, or blows off. It'd be nice to see pictures of all the alternatives as well :great:.

Hey, where's the cat on the Connie? Is it inside the can? Or under the bike? I just want a slip-on. If the cat in inside the can, then the weight savings would be much greater. Thanks.
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Re: Is anyone interested in a quieter aftermarket muffler?
« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2014, 03:35:34 am »
Ted, I would suggest installing the Area-P to determine if it it too loud for you before spending any time / money on modifiying it.
 I ran a AP slip on for many thousands of miles. Very mellow sound and completely inaudiable on the Highway. Kerry really designed it to be quiet and not restrictive.

Tom, you were correct!
I installed the (used) Area P on my bike and I love the sound.
Not near as loud as I expected.
(Buddies Cell Phone had a Sound meter program that wetried: the err Sound meter we had showed 89 Decibels when we revved it hard...
I think it read 25-35 decibels at idle..
Not sure about either reading, but was the best we could do at the time...

For now, I will "not" be doing the Area P Mod (to make it quieter)...

While playing;;;
I also temporarily installed a (used) Yoshimira on the bike.
It too, was quitter than I expected. Similar to the Area P, but a deeper sound.
Removed it and went back to the Area P..... (Wanted to operate on the Yoshimira....)

One big difference is: The Area P (Carbon Fiber) remained cool to the touch after the Rev Test....
                                The Yoshi (aluminum Body) quickly got to hot to lay your hand on the metal after the Rev test....

"Surgery" I opened the Yoshi (expecting it needed a repack).
               No way. It was completely full of packing.
               Apparently both Mufflers do not require frequent Repacks...

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Re: Is anyone interested in a quieter aftermarket muffler?
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2014, 04:06:35 am »
my neighbors are used to my obnoxiously loud bikes, and i use ear plugs and bluetooth in my lid anyways  :-X :o ;D :great: :beerchug:
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