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Not about generating more HP, nor loosing wheigt, nor noise level.
This thread it's all about looks.

I think that the new 2011 wheel rocks the same as the sweet single swing arm but both are shadowed by the extremely large, bulky, colosal, humongus exhaust.

I would love to change that but don't want to mess with the engine, I read that some people even run straight pipes on older models without problems.

Anyone has any idea of an aftermarket exhaust system that looks good aka, small, undertail, under engine........
 

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I contacted Remus about their powercone exhaust that is substantially smaller then the stock.
They don't know if it will fit the 2011 model.
Does anyone knows if the exhaust system or mounting changed on the newer 2011 model?

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What is your opinion on running with straight pipes, may be a little tip for looks and to keep the exhaust away from the wheel but nothing else.
I know some people has done it but they had older models.

I don't want to damage my engine.

Is anyone here with a 2011 running straight pipes???
 

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By straight pipes do you mean removing the catalytic converter also or just the silencer? If you leave the cat on I don't see how it would damage anything. The bike should compensate for fuel with the added air and the cat will keep the cool air from damaging the valves from cooling too quickly. I can say from my experience the bike without a silencer is not that loud.
 

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Thanks Classic11, I guess you have a 2011 classic right?

I meant to run without the silencer, leaving the catalytic converter on.

You mentioned that you experience the bike without a silencer, how long did you ran the bike like this?
 

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Thanks Classic11, I guess you have a 2011 classic right?

I meant to run without the silencer, leaving the catalytic converter on.

You mentioned that you experience the bike without a silencer, how long did you ran the bike like this?

Well since I read this thread the other night I removed my silencer and have put about 100 miles on it, no mil lights.
 

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Since I couldn't find anyone who made a shorter pipe, and found out running the bike without it is not harmful, I decided to do a tip myself.
Here are some pictures.
 

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The result,
Not the best pictures since all were taken with my phone and on the garage with poor light.
I took the bike out for a 200 mile ride and I'm not sure I can get used to the loud sound, but until I find a solution that looks good too, this tip will stay on the bike.
 

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My friend who I go on rides with said it sounds like a pissed off four wheeler. Not sure still if that is a positive or negative
 

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My friend who I go on rides with said it sounds like a pissed off four wheeler. Not sure still if that is a positive or negative
Ha, I went with my buddy and his V-rod upstate NY, he has ride with me many many miles on different bikes, and he was there when I bought the R1200R.
He told me that now I sound like a dirt bike.

Not sure still if that is a positive or negative either :confused:
 

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I have being talking to Scott K from Hard Rock since October about this shorty exhaust for our beloved bikes.

Finally, he told me last night, that they developed that silencer and is being tested as I'm writing this email, and will be available for purchase soon.

He does not have pictures yet but I will keep you updated.

And if it looks good, I'll buy right away and do a write up about it with tons of pictures and a video.

Ride safe
 

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My friend who I go on rides with said it sounds like a pissed off four wheeler. Not sure still if that is a positive or negative
I tell my friends that it sounded like a lawn tractor with stock pipes. It sounded like an angry tractor with no silencer at all. And it sounds like a bigger, angrier tractor with the Leo Vince pipe (baffle out). I like the sound, though. Not as mellow as my son's SV650 with the Scorpion shorty, but a nice deeper bark.
 

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The exhaust to end all discussions of which is best.

All mandrel bent stainless 304. Started fabrication yesterday and all the bends have been cut and tacked together except the last before muffler. I am making my own muffler using 2" stainless perforated pipe and motorcross muffler packing. I purchased a sheet of brushed stainless to make the body. May end up utilizing 3" od tubing instead. Progress will be slow as I am using my friend's welder and can only work on it on mutual days off.
 
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