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Old 03-07-2014, 12:20 PM   #1
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Anyone know a good brand of exhaust pipes for a vulcan 900C, my main focus is being loud, and not looking to spend more than $400. I've looked on YouTube but I'm sure actual results will vary
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if you're just going for cheap and loud, just pull your mufflers off. don't worry about burned valves, all the cool kids have them.
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I was going to cut the mufflers off but decided to just get new pipes. I don't think anything over $400 is worth it, I don't care about performance or anything other than adding some noise so I don't get squished
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well you could drill the baffles, pfft instant loud right there
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I don't know if you do much long-distance riding, but if you do, save yourself the trouble (and lots of fatigue) and don't bother. If you want more sound just because you like the sound, you might look into a tunable system like the Supertrapp muffler, or similar. You could always modify the stock muffler by removing one or more baffles (which usually doesn't require tuning), but going beyond that you can shorten the life of your engine if you don't adjust your fuel accordingly.

It's really pretty much a myth that loud pipes do anything for you besides annoy other drivers. How many bikes have you had pass you (in your car) that you never heard until they were in front of you. The nature of movement inhibits the projection of sound in front of you, meaning that regardless of dB level, it's NEVER going to be as loud in front of you as it will behind you. IMO, your money would be better spent on one of those headlight modulators.
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i just like annoying other drivers lol. i dont know about the 900 but the vn 750 has a premuffler that helps kep pressure to stop burning valves although it probably doesnt do anything knowing my bike. i just took off the old tips and threw on sme 10 dollar slip ons lol its about 75% harley now
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oh btw you should probably ignore me and listen to the voice of reason above me lol
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hey, to be fair, I have ditched all of my stock muffler piping in favor of some 12" straight-thru shorty mufflers on my Venture...




...but, my bike is also known to be tuned rather rich on the mains, which isn't even fully compensated with a K&N filter. I'm still rich enough that I smell gas in the exhaust most of the time (which reminds me that I need to get out and do some carb tuning now that it's getting nice out). I'm just throwing it out as a warning that uncompensated, it CAN do damage.

If it's not a long distance bike and you just like the sound, put whatever you think looks good and is within your budget, just don't try to justify it with the "loud pipes save lives" argument.
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It's really pretty much a myth that loud pipes do anything for you besides annoy other drivers. How many bikes have you had pass you (in your car) that you never heard until they were in front of you. The nature of movement inhibits the projection of sound in front of you, meaning that regardless of dB level, it's NEVER going to be as loud in front of you as it will behind you. IMO, your money would be better spent on one of those headlight modulators.
I'm not an advocate of loud pipes saving lives either, but most car vs motorcycle accidents are where the car rear ends the motorcycle.
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I'm not an advocate of loud pipes saving lives either, but most car vs motorcycle accidents are where the car rear ends the motorcycle.
I would have thought it's motorcycle head on into vehicle that turned into its path. Most of the Rider Down threads here are of that sort.

But I'm sure you have sources you can quote.
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These guys are obvious ly wrong.

"Deadly Motorcycle Crash Statistics
During 2007, 50% of all fatal motorcycle crashes involved collisions with another type of motor vehicle in transport. Of these two-vehicle crashes, 78% of motorcycles involved were struck from the front. Only 5% were struck from the rear."

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I'm not an advocate of loud pipes saving lives either, but most car vs motorcycle accidents are where the car rear ends the motorcycle.
Even if that were the case, I'd assume that 90% of bikes struck from the rear were at a stop... loud pipes won't do you much good at idle either.
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Pull the baffles and run with it. Or Invest in a good set of Cobra pipes. Had them on mine, loud enough to let other drivers know you are there but not so loud you can't hear anything after you shut the bike off. They had a good tone cruising down the hwy. Without a programmer you will have slight popping when you let off and slightly roll back on the throttle during deceleration. Perfect for scaring the out of Prius drivers.
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