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Offline 912DMC

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C-10 Exhaust Questions- AGAIN
« on: February 11, 2019, 03:06:48 am »
New to this style of bike but not at all new to motorcycling.  I've read lots of threads on here regarding a bafflectomy and such.  I used the long rod and BFH approach.  However, its not loud enough for me.  I don't have the inclination to spend anymore on this bike than I need to and buying aftermarket cans are not an option.  With that said, let me state that I have other bikes as well more for bar hopping and the like and are of the chopper and bobber variety.  I also ride for an MC, so this bike does absolutely beautiful on long rides. No fatigue or numbness in the hands.  Just an amazing bike.  But being in a club and riding in formation its hard to have anyone hear me when I rev check to get the attention of the others. As well, they are listening for other bikes for change in engine noise, and distance.  So here is the question.  If I were to say, just remove the cans completely from the union underneath the peg area and run it open like that, is there any adverse affect I would need to be concerned about, loss of back pressure?  Valve burn?  Any insight is greatly appreciated!

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Re: C-10 Exhaust Questions- AGAIN
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 04:39:16 am »
Yes, without any back pressure you will do no good except be annoying.
The jetting will be way off and yes you may damage parts.
I never understood the loud pipes thing. I used to ride with a group of cruisers and I stopped because of the annoying open pipe bikes riding in front and behind me. Loud pipes do not save lives as the sticker says, they only aggravate your neighbors. Bafflectomy can be done with the extended hole saw and sound very nice. If you desire to do that I will lend you the hole saw and extension tools if needed.
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Re: C-10 Exhaust Questions- AGAIN
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 01:36:20 pm »
I remember seeing a post from someone who shortened their OEM cans to get more noise on the cheap.  Maybe that would be an option.

I rode mine around the block without the cans once...it's annoying..but kind of fun.  :motonoises:
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Re: C-10 Exhaust Questions- AGAIN
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 07:33:42 pm »
Another case of someone buying the wrong bike. If you want to be annoying
trade it in on an HD or give it to someone who will appreciate it for what if
can do and does well.

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Re: C-10 Exhaust Questions- AGAIN
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 10:54:39 pm »
TATTOO TIME.... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


RIDE SAFE, enjoy, just ride somewhere away from those of us that really enjoy our hearing...

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Re: C-10 Exhaust Questions- AGAIN
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 01:56:59 am »
All I can say is I fired mine up in the basement once with the cans off......................my ears are still ringing.  :motonoises:  :(
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Re: C-10 Exhaust Questions- AGAIN
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 02:16:55 am »
I think the stock exhaust with the bafflectomy is one of the most pleasing decibel wise and comfortable at fast cruise speeds as any of the aftermarket exhausts i've heard.

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Re: C-10 Exhaust Questions- AGAIN
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 03:09:54 am »
You're not revving it enough....  Blip it up to about 9 grand...
4k rpm is for cruisers.   :)

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Re: C-10 Exhaust Questions- AGAIN
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 09:19:24 am »
Thankfully, I'm one that is completely happy with the sound of the C10 in stock form.  My wallet is happy about that too.  One less thing to spend money on! :nananana:
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Re: C-10 Exhaust Questions- AGAIN
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 02:15:19 pm »
You're not revving it enough....  Blip it up to about 9 grand...
4k rpm is for cruisers.   :)

 I ride with a cruiser group occasionally.  Ear plugs and
patience gets me an enjoyable ride every time.  Great folks.
I've never even touched 8 grand yet,4-5 grand is just perfect with an occasional sprint up to 7 grand at appropriate times lets me wear my ear buds enjoying my playlist and still stay in tune with the hum of that smooth sounding stock system

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Re: C-10 Exhaust Questions- AGAIN
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 02:48:55 pm »
I think the stock exhaust with the bafflectomy is one of the most pleasing decibel wise and comfortable at fast cruise speeds as any of the aftermarket exhausts i've heard.

I agree I drilled mine with the largest hole saw that would go down the tube and I really like it.

You're not revving it enough....  Blip it up to about 9 grand...
4k rpm is for cruisers.   :)

 I ride with a cruiser group occasionally.  Ear plugs and
patience gets me an enjoyable ride every time.  Great folks.


I hit 9k in second gear just this morning.  That is where the fun starts!!!
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Re: C-10 Exhaust Questions- AGAIN
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2019, 03:42:56 pm »
To the O.P.

I think I remember on this forum or the other one that someone had got some Harley stock take off cans either free or really cheap.
I don't remember if they were that much louder but maybe you could search the forum and find the old thread.
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Re: C-10 Exhaust Questions- AGAIN
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2019, 04:00:02 pm »
912DMC, It wouldn't hurt to remove the mufflers and try it 1 time to see...
It is EZ to remove the mufflers for a test.

By the way we're not all totally opposed to some additional sound from a Connie.
   {Some of us have aftermarket cans on our bikes as we like the sound}
But we are aware how loud a Connie really is without the mufflers..
You'll be amazed how loud and how much of a Police Magnet the bike will become..
  Makes a Harley with straights seem mild...

If you like the sound, I would recommend extensions to replace the mufflers {to prevent possible engine damage}.
But OMG it's gonna be LOUD!!!

That said, I recently came across an inexpensive muffler option that might accomplish what you want.
Would definitely be louder than mine, but not as loud as open pipes, and cost less than $200.
I'll try to find them and post as a possibility.

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