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Old 02-15-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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Question about exhausts

I'm new to owning a bike. I've upgraded a couple of my cars exhaust systems, but know nothing when it comes to bike exhaust. Do most people upgrade their exhaust on their sport bikes? Is it just the muffler, or is there more to it? Thanks in advance.
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yes most people do..

Many riders simple get a bolt-on, or slip-on exhaust--> its almost like getting a cat-back on your car.


OR...

you can get a full system that replaces the headers all the way back to the can..


on an injected bike you normally don't have to re-map your fuel mapping

but depending on the bike if you get a full system you will most likely need a power commander or a re-map of your computer..

if your carbed..any changes will require you to rejet your bike..


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yes most people do..
if your carbed..any changes will require you to rejet your bike..
Doesnt really matter since it looks like you have a FI bike (06r6)

but you do not need to rejet your carbed bike with exhaust.
It's all in the tuning..., that's why the put those mixture screws on there.

Dynojet and the other jet companies would like you to believe otherwise..
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the r6 has a huge midship muffler aka cat. i would recommend a full system or an mjs header with aftermarket can if you are looking for sound and performance.
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with a free flowing exhaust-a tsukigi, req'd a pc3/bazazz (on my busa) as i had a lean fueling issue.
on an earlier busa, with a yosh trs, when my pc3 took a on me, the bike ran the same
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Basically, a full system to save weight and gain a whopping 8hp,

or a slip on for style and more noise at at third of the cost.


If you happen to have a bike w a cat, yes get a slip on to replace it and save yourself some of the weight tied up in that mean box-o-kitties.
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IMHO for most people it comes down to cost. A slip-on costs a fraction of a full system.

There are some advantages and disadvantages to a full system besides price.
On the plus side:
Save weight, gain power, looks and sounds cool.
On the minus side:
Most of the power gain is in the upper end of the rev range (hard to access on the street), the increase is fairly small, makes you ask yourself "Do I REALLY need more power"?

Unless you have the skills to really wring a bike out and extract maximum performance, to the point you feel like you could benefit from more power, you don't need a full system.

A slip-on will give you the look, the sound and some weight savings for a lot less moola. That's why most of us just do that for the street and leave the full systems to the racers.
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Thanks alot gentlemen. I'll probably stick with a slip-on, since this is my 'starter bike' I don't really want to drop a whole lot on it. While getting better performance is always a plus, I'm still learning to ride, so it's really more about sound.

Any suggestions on which brand for a slip on for my 2006 yamaha yzf600r? I was thinking maybe this guy:
http://www.pipecity.com/Products/Pro...roductID/36312
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with the midship muffler on an r6, even if you put a slip-on it will not be noticeable louder at all. if you want sound the midship muffler needs to come off the bike.
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rock a full. adding 8hp and lose some weight on a 6. win win.

i dont know all the technical details but put a full on mine and noticed a big difference.
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do you have the "s" model or non "s"
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do you have the "s" model or non "s"
I have a 600r, not an r6.
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oh. then my bad, i saw someone say it was an 06 r6. im not for sure if that model has the midship muffler. does it have one?
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yosh, gytr, lor, 2 bros are some exhaust people run. check into those.
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oh. then my bad, i saw someone say it was an 06 r6. im not for sure if that model has the midship muffler. does it have one?
No, it's just a normal muffler.

Time for noob question of the day... Do 'slip-on' exhausts replace your current muffler, or do they simply 'slipon' over the existing muffler? Is the install pretty simple?
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No, it's just a normal muffler.

Time for noob question of the day... Do 'slip-on' exhausts replace your current muffler, or do they simply 'slipon' over the existing muffler? Is the install pretty simple?
they totally replace the stock muffler, and sometimes the mid pipe as well


i have a 09 R6 with a gytr slipon and the sound difference from stock was barely noticeable BUT on my 07 600RR im running the Yoshimura Ride Smart-5 Slipon which came with a mid pipe and the sound difference from stock was incredible...install on both was pretty straight forward and easy
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they totally replace the stock muffler, and sometimes the mid pipe as well


i have a 09 R6 with a gytr slipon and the sound difference from stock was barely noticeable BUT on my 07 600RR im running the Yoshimura Ride Smart-5 Slipon which came with a mid pipe and the sound difference from stock was incredible...install on both was pretty straight forward and easy
cool, thanks. i was looking at the Yosh RS3.
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