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Concours 14 Discussion (C14 / ZG1400 / 1400GTR) => Accessories C14 => Topic started by: nando on November 20, 2013, 09:27:53 pm

Title: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: nando on November 20, 2013, 09:27:53 pm
...and my first impression was: Oh, No! they are so noisy, why do I always buy aftermarket junk???? >:(

After I put the "noise suppressor" then my reactions changed to: Oh No! they are just as noisy with a different tone

But, then, after riding with it for a while, I guess I now think more like: Man, these things are too noisy for me.

In all seriousness, it is a great sounding can for folks whose ears have not been through the trauma of flight-lines, gun-shots and 30 years of helmetless motorcycling. I can't hardly hear myself fart anymore though the neighborhood filed a complaint on the noise....not the smell.

Whattar I are gonna do now? is see my machinist friend and see if he can make a little baffle to put in there to hold down the racket...really, I am exaggerating!

I ain't gonna put the stock back this time.

Last time I got a Delkevic and that one was a little quitter than the 2Bros. but I took it off in favor of even more quite. But this time, the weight of that stock muffler freaked me out more than ever. I think I rather tolerate the noise of the 2Bro than to put that hollow tree-trunk-bazooka stock muffler back on my sweet Connie. Plus, hey, she is dressed much more nicely now with the M-5 Carbon 2Bro. look
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: Axxman on November 20, 2013, 10:02:37 pm
If you wanted quiet you should of gotten an Area P, or Muzzy, or even Vance & Hines. You picked the loudest after market can there is. :( ;)
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: nando on November 20, 2013, 11:39:24 pm
Maybe I be better of selling it

Anybody want to buy it?
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: ZG on November 21, 2013, 12:28:43 am
If you wanted quiet you should of gotten an Area P, or Muzzy, or even Vance & Hines. You picked the loudest after market can there is. :( ;)

 :iagree:


Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: Kap on November 21, 2013, 12:37:55 am
Maybe I be better of selling it

Anybody want to buy it?


I am voting for anyone who wasn't there during the government shut-down.


I'm sure it would sell here, but more important than that...  I LOVE the tagline...  :13:
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: ddtmoto on November 21, 2013, 02:10:58 am
Beauty is in the eye/ear of the beholder. I love my 2bros slipon. The bike sounds like a superbike....you are correct, they are not for everyone. Glad we still have freedom to chose on this one still...
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: Bruiser on November 21, 2013, 03:39:20 am
Nando, I'll give ya $25 for it right now!   :victory:
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: Pistole on November 21, 2013, 03:53:39 am
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the TBR slip-on for the C14 is simply too loud. Anyone thinking of buying one better take the trouble to hear one in person first.

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Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: nando on November 21, 2013, 04:08:59 am
Nando, I'll give ya $25 for it right now!   :victory:

Bruce,
At this point, its a deal bud. I LL sell it to you for 25 bucks. No problemo. You are a good dude and always there helping other folks out. You deserve a good deal every once in a while. Twenty five bucks it is for you. Oh yea, shipping. Well shipping is 350.00. So just put 375 in my Pay Pal...you won't ever be able to say:"I never did nothing for you"... :beerchug:
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: nando on November 21, 2013, 04:17:59 am
Actually fellers, I removed the noise suppressor and Boy! was that thing loud!!
Then Bruce offered me 25 dollars -- that was dollars, right Bruce, not pesos, right? Between how loud it is without the suppressor, and Bruce's offer, I am starting to get used to it.
Another hour of bidding on eCOG and I may start loving it...may not even want to sell it.
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: Pistole on November 21, 2013, 05:19:07 am
bwahahahah !

 ;D

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Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: Rembrant on November 21, 2013, 10:29:17 am
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the TBR slip-on for the C14 is simply too loud. Anyone thinking of buying one better take the trouble to hear one in person first.

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Too loud? Did I see you mention that you also owned a Harley??...lol.
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: Tony on November 21, 2013, 02:15:19 pm
Hi Nando-
Surprisingly, my wife thinks my bike is much too quiet.  I had an aftermarket Micron on my Tiger 1050 which sounded great and she could hear me when I got home.  If you want to sell it, tell me where you are at on the price.  Is it actually new or new to you and previously owned by someone else?

Feel free to PM me with a price if you like.

Tony
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: Bruce_Reafsnider_TN on November 21, 2013, 02:24:04 pm
Hi Nando-
Surprisingly, my wife thinks my bike is much too quiet.  I had an aftermarket Micron on my Tiger 1050 which sounded great and she could hear me when I got home.  If you want to sell it, tell me where you are at on the price.  Is it actually new or new to you and previously owned by someone else?

Feel free to PM me with a price if you like.

Tony
I'd be asking why it was important for the wife to hear you coming home!  I keed, I keed.  :))
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: nando on November 21, 2013, 05:06:45 pm
What is the least loud, most quiet slip on in the aftermarket?...
I don't want to reinstall the  90mm Bazooka modified by Kawi as a Concour muffle

Toni,
The 2Bro. is brand new, you LL be buying it with 12 miles on it...pm later.
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: 1965soda on November 21, 2013, 06:16:10 pm
Hi Nando.

My apologies if I am stating the obvious here but the sound level is NOTICABLY different if you are riding with the bags on the bike.  If it seemed loud and you had the bags off....put them on and go for a ride before you make your final decision.

Good luck with the decision and hope the above helps! 
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: Gigantor on November 22, 2013, 02:14:11 am
Nando, I'm surprised you don't like the sound.  I have the 2bro can and without the insert other people complained a little about the noise.  It didn't bother me, not one bit.  I ride with a full face and ear plugs.  Any way I installed the insert and I think it sounds great, not too loud and not quiet like the stock pipe.  My advice is keep the can and wear plugs, it will also cut down the wind noise which is also harmful to your hearing.

Take care,
(TAKE CARE) in case you didn't hear me the first time,
Alex
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: nando on November 22, 2013, 03:09:10 am
You know guys, I been riding bikes long enough to appreciate the sound of the 2 Bro....It is actually growing on me.

I tried the ear plug option but I did not adopt it.

I am just thinking that my ears had enough decibel input to last a life time. I wear a full face, got a shield with no turbulence and I don't even listen to rock-n-roll anymore...if I were to listen to the Spirit, I would sell the Bros and get a quieter one...but due to either ear damage or stubbornness, I don't listen well...
we LL see...
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: kdub on November 22, 2013, 10:39:12 pm
I think I know what you mean by decibel input, after years around aircraft and flightline work I think I'm deaf to the Two Brothers slip-on on my bike.  I can only really hear it when I'm pushing the bike hard.  Now my KLR with a Jardine makes my left ear click inside and really is a put off.  The crazy tweet sound or a clicking ear both suck.

Hopefully you grow to love the pipe or find something you like better.   :)
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: loknload on November 23, 2013, 02:10:21 am
What is the least loud, most quiet slip on in the aftermarket?...
I don't want to reinstall the  90mm Bazooka modified by Kawi as a Concours muffler

To my ears (and I have a bit of hearing loss from years of power tools and loud car audio) the AreaP is the most quiet slip on.  I bought one from Tundra Tom because a buddy really wanted one and had a CS One in black that I really wanted.  I put the AreaP on and was very surprised at how quiet it was but then had a great growl when you really got in the throttle.  It had a very nice mellow and low tone.  I put it on my bike and almost didn't want to take it off but it was a bit too quiet for my taste.  The CSOne is a bit louder but not as loud as the Two Bros and the CS One has a higher pitch tone.
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: nando on November 23, 2013, 05:22:57 pm
The 2Bro. is acclimating with my ears. I amy not want to go back to the electric wheelchair sound....I guess 'the kid in me' is easier to flush out than I thought.
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: KevinRLI on November 23, 2013, 07:14:41 pm
I love my 2 brothers. I had one on my Bandit 1250 and now on my C14. One thing I just did though was I had the Mid pipe ceramic coated. It started out silver but started to blue and it didn't match the rest of the bike. Everything on the bike is either black or silver. Now the mid pipe is black and looks great as well as sounds great.
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: nando on November 23, 2013, 08:40:11 pm
I love my 2 brothers. I had one on my Bandit 1250 and now on my C14. One thing I just did though was I had the Mid pipe ceramic coated. It started out silver but started to blue and it didn't match the rest of the bike. E

I love my two brothers also, but sometimes they can be a pain in the arses...for one thing, both of them are dumber than me and that's a recipe for conflicts.
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: RideBellChain on November 23, 2013, 09:01:34 pm
I have the Delkovic 18" oval and it's great.  Not loud at all, and sounds great when you twist the throttle.

Sell the 2B, someone will grab it in a minute I'm sure...
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: SJ on November 23, 2013, 09:15:54 pm
Nandi, I have the Two Bros on my 2010 with the lowest dB sound suppressor (the smallest diameter).  They offer two inserts.  Check their website. At cruise, there is more wind noise than exhaust.  Works great for me... I'm not going back to that heavy stock can. 
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: beegee on November 24, 2013, 12:19:55 am
  :) :) :)
Hi Nando-
Surprisingly, my wife thinks my bike is much too quiet.  I had an aftermarket Micron on my Tiger 1050 which sounded great and she could hear me when I got home.  If you want to sell it, tell me where you are at on the price.  Is it actually new or new to you and previously owned by someone else?

Feel free to PM me with a price if you like.

Tony
I'd be asking why it was important for the wife to hear you coming home!  I keed, I keed.  :))
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: Bruiser on November 25, 2013, 04:08:20 am
If people are looking at weight differences, there is a 15# difference between the OEM bazooka and the Delk.
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: Bikejunkie1013 on December 01, 2013, 08:45:16 am
I bought the carbon fiber Leo Vince for my 2009 23K miles ago and still Love it!!
With the Guhl reflash it makes me happy every time I ride.
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: nando on December 01, 2013, 04:57:45 pm
Do tell us happy camper, what has that reflash done for ya? I am interested
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: Bikejunkie1013 on December 02, 2013, 02:23:27 am
Well the Butt Dyno feels like it has more torque in the low rpm's. And the bike has a different tone to it, as if it breaths a little better with the secondary butterfies opening in the low gears.

And I reset my average mpg after re-installing the flashed ECU and went from 41 to 42.5 average over the last 10k miles.

I doubt that I started riding any more reserved :D

It just feels stronger, my just be me. But the reflash was free, won it at Eureka Springs COG Rally.
Title: Re: ...Well, I got the 2 Brother Can...
Post by: nando on December 02, 2013, 03:47:55 am
you lucky dog! :beerchug: