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Best Exhaust

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  1. GOINGNUTZ
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    Hey Oltpukker, ive got the same complaint on my 08. Its more noticeable at higher speeds. Told my dealer about it at the last oil change and they said its normal because its built only for cruising, not speed! Imagine that!

  2. bkman
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    Oltpukker,

    You said you recently had the bike tuned. Do you know if the carbs were synchronized as part of this procedure? If the carbs are out of sync, the engine will vibrate badly.

  3. Oltpukker
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    I had the carbies tuned, valves adjusted as per servicing manual and complete rearend removal to try and find the fault. I do know you get some vibration afterall it is a big V twin, "but"what I am experiencing is not that. It is very sad as I feel I will trade it in, if it can't be fixed or at least the problem diagnosed.

  4. bkman
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    I just asked because every time I take my bike to the dealer for service, it comes back with the carb sync out of whack. Sometimes, they get it close, but I always have to touch it up to make it smooth like it should be.

  5. Oltpukker
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    Actually I will need to check on that regaring the carbies being in sinc.. I will let you know....

  6. LiddleBen
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    Oltpukker, Did the shop check the front joint on the drive shaft? I have heard of this joint causing the problem you describe. There have been several failures of this joint on some bikes. If the joint comes apart it can wipe out the speedo sensor and is really costly to repair. I would make sure that I had someone check this just to be on the safe side.,L.B.

  7. lorzpan
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    Hello,

    In case anyone's interested in Jardine Rumbler Slip-ons:

    They sound really muscular/raw and deep with a ton of volume - you'll call them obnoxious if you're not used to loud pipes.

    My only gripe is you need some kind of gasketting material to ensure a leak-less fit. Otherwise, easy to install. They also weigh about +-7lbs.

    Best part is they're less than $180!!!!

    regards,

    lorzpan

    PS.

    Had to adjust carbs to make it more rich and disable AIS.

  8. TRaiterJohn
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    The Vance & Hines slip-ons (with the jet change) were my choice. I got lots of compliments on the look and sound.

  9. mige55730
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    well thank you every one for your input it is appreciated!

  10. chiabaz47
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    I've also started looking into getting some new pipes on my xv1100 and like the input on this forum.... one thing that I have a question on is regarding slip-on's. What are some of the advantages/disadvantages of these? Do they sound as good as the full pipes? Also, seems like most people that get pipes have to modify the carbs with re-jet kits... what is this all about? thanks.

    Hi everyone Im new to the site, and was just wonderingwhat everyone thought is the best aftermarket exhaust for a V Star. Personally i think its way to quite right now, ive been looking at a few online, but cant really find any great reviews, and im finding mostly Cobras. Anyone who has some input it would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

  11. bkman
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    Slip ons have three distinct advantages:

    Much lower cost for an improved exhaust sound

    Easier to install / remove

    Usually, there are no carb modifications needed

    That last one also CAN apply to a full exhaust, as long as you don't modify the intake system. The V-Stars seem to run rich enough from the factory to get away with slip-ons and some full exhausts without any carb work. Any INTAKE mods, however, will most likely require internal re-jetting. I say this, based on information I've gotten from bike mechanics I trust AND from a few guys I know who have V-Stars with slip-ons.

    In my opinion, the biggest disadvantage of slip-on exhausts is that they do not typically yield the same power increases one can expect from a full exhaust system. A full exhaust system usually allows more airflow than the OEM pipes, so the potential power increase is greater. If you're happy with your bikes performance, and just want a better exhaust note (and more unique looks), slip-ons are a good answer.

  12. chiabaz47
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    Slip ons have three distinct advantages:Much lower cost for an improved exhaust soundEasier to install / removeUsually, there are no carb modifications neededThat last one also CAN apply to a full exhaust, as long as you don't modify the intake system. The V-Stars seem to run rich enough from the factory to get away with slip-ons and some full exhausts without any carb work. Any INTAKE mods, however, will most likely require internal re-jetting. I say this, based on information I've gotten from bike mechanics I trust AND from a few guys I know who have V-Stars with slip-ons.In my opinion, the biggest disadvantage of slip-on exhausts is that they do not typically yield the same power increases one can expect from a full exhaust system. A full exhaust system usually allows more airflow than the OEM pipes, so the potential power increase is greater. If you're happy with your bikes performance, and just want a better exhaust note (and more unique looks), slip-ons are a good answer.
    Thanks bkman...

    I gathered from your explanation that the re-jetting along with intake mods and pipes will increase the power output from the engine most likely at the expense of increased fuel consumption.

    Now, what sort of intake mods are usually made along with a full exhaust? This I hadn't looked into.

    So far it seems like the best mod for increase in both power and aesthetics (note/looks) require the full exhaust, intake, and re-jet package. Does this normally increase the power dramatically?

    Thanks for your advice.

  13. viltirizhman
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    youtube.com/my_videos

    Check out my buds cobra's? I have Jardines, they sound ok!

  14. Mige
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    I gathered from your explanation that the re-jetting along with intake mods and pipes will increase the power output from the engine most likely at the expense of increased fuel consumption.

    From most of what I've read, these mods actually will increase your gas mileage. Maybe someone can explain better but, I haven't read anywhere that people are getting worse fuel consumption. I guess if you're driving around at 95 Mph all the time because of the performance increase and the wind drag from the big smile on your face maybe you won't be getting as good gas mileage.

  15. retzdaret
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    You should get at least as good fuel millage. All you are doing is making the engine more efficient.

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