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Old 02-08-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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I just finished installing the Two Brothers GP slip-on. I seriously am going to need ear plugs with this. I'm scared to ride it down NASA now. It sounds like a friggin straight pipe. YouTube misled me. Anyone else feel like this when they installed there slip-on?
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:32 PM   #2
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lmao.
louder than the m4???
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:43 PM   #3
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bought mine with it on...yes, crazy loud. Reminds me of my cruiser. No stealth mode here.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:43 PM   #4
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Did you buy it brand new? If you got it used and it really is too loud, make sure the packing is still in it.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:46 PM   #5
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I've got a 2bros cut-down on mine and it's louder than a regular sportbike, but nowhere near straight-pipe volume. Something's wrong I think. :-(
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:59 PM   #6
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Brand new. I'm going to check all the fittings tomorrow but I'm almost positive there is no exhaust leak.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:53 AM   #7
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It is going to be crazy loud. When I installed mine on the 07 gsxr I also thought something was off. I use headphones and even at full blast I could barely here them. On group rides nobody liked to be on the right side of me.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:37 AM   #8
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I just found the db reducer. It's 34 bucks. Gonna have to order it. Claimed 10db quieter.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:28 AM   #9
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OEM FTW!!!! Sorry, aftermarket doesn't do much to a 87K mile cruiser so I don't really feel your pain. I do recommend considering ear plugs anyway as hearing damage is nothing to make light of. G'luck.
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I have a brand new slipon... just waiting for a db killer before I install it... cause i'm afraid.

And yeah, ear plugs anyways.
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Ordered the silencer today for it. Supposedly minus 8db. Hope it works, my ears are ringing from the ride home from work.
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That's what happens when you ride with a 2Bros.
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Haha I can't blame ya. I had one because ist was free, and the Yoshi currently on my bike was already cut down 3", almost new, and cheap. the dB killer will help a LOT.
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you should always wear earplugs, regardless of exhaust type.
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Wind noise is the real hearing killer. If you are riding above 35mph you should wear earplugs.
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I just finished installing the Two Brothers GP slip-on. I seriously am going to need ear plugs with this. I'm scared to ride it down NASA now. It sounds like a friggin straight pipe. YouTube misled me. Anyone else feel like this when they installed there slip-on?
haha.... you made a decision to buy a pipe based on what it sounded like on youtube videos? bwahahahahaha
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Wind noise is the real hearing killer. If you are riding above 35mph you should wear earplugs.
It's not just about reducing hearing loss. Wind noise will fatigue you in a hurry. It's distracting and will cause loss of concentration. The possibilities are endless when you're distracted. You'd really be surprised how much more enjoyable a ride is that is quiet.
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It's not just about reducing hearing loss. Wind noise will fatigue you in a hurry. It's distracting and will cause loss of concentration. The possibilities are endless when you're distracted. You'd really be surprised how much more enjoyable a ride is that is quiet.
+1 on wind fatigue. Also when your hearing senses are dulled, or normal rather, it heightens other senses, like vision which is useful.
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Riding without earplugs is like riding with no eye protection.

It's less comfortable, it's distracting and the possibility of damage is 100%. Sooner or later you will hit a bug and sooner or later you will have hearing damage.

I don't want to get on a soapbox but I will...

I been riding since 1980. Lots of different bikes, lots of different helmets. When I started, disposable earplugs were non-existent.
I have moderate hearing loss and tinnitis (ringing in the ears). Constantly.

Do yourself a favor and protect your ears. The only people more cutoff from the rest of the world are the blind.
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