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exhaust pipes

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  1. SonnjR
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    I'm looking for advise on exhaust sound. I want to replace my factory exhaust with something alittle louder, I don't want to wake the neighbors up in the morning but I want cars to know I'm around.

  2. SonnjR
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    Thanks, is there any that can be done to prevent the tranish.

  3. VzdarManiac
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    I don't know what it is, I'm going to talk to my dealer again and see what's up, I'm thinking it's because mine are on a 650 and pinned to the max so they heat up bigtime.

  4. MigeH
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    I think it is just cobra pipes. Every set I have seen turned brown around the baffles. It didn't matter what brand or size of bike they were on.

  5. VzdarManiac
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    well, isn't that just great. Something I wish I knew when I bought them.

  6. CazdleRocged
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    I put Vance & Hines slip ons on my bike and love the sound. Not to quiet and won't make an enemy of the neighbors.

    CazdleRocged

  7. 2WheelPik
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    There's a process of removing the baffles from the factory exhaust, which I've done on my '06, and it makes for a really great sound, especially if you continue on and do the drain pipes. I kind of like the looks of the factory exhaust, too. I didn't see what year of bike you have, but the '05 and earlier are pretty easy to remove the exhaust. Mine was a little difficult. I'm not sure the rules on posting outside links, but do a google search, and be sure to include Jack Phelps 1100 in the search. I've corresponded with him and he's a great guy, eager to help.

  8. VzdarManiac
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    You can post links. I never understood that with other forums, why would you "not" want to post helpful links? So go ahead.

  9. 2WheelPik
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    Here's the link: vstar1100.com/jack_phelps/vstar/exhaust.htm
    If you have an '06, I did not have any luck with the vise grips and hammer. Instead I had to take a 12" (or longer, can't remember) spade bit and punch the opening where the baffle connects inside to make the hole wider for the baffle to come out.

    Remember, this is for 1100's only.

  10. druyeebr
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    I did that mod to my 06 1100 VStar, it sounds better than stock (deep tone).

    StarVy40 has instructions for doing this.
    Click this link and read the post.

    forums.delphiforums.com/yamaha1100/messages?msg=23103.1

  11. dplangen769
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    I just bought the DG Hard Krome Big Straights for my 2007 V Star 1100 Classic and they are awesome. And no blueing. You want the deep Harley sound get these. I took the baffles out to really piss off the neighbors but they sound awesome either way.

  12. covpoj636
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    Do you have to re-jet the carbs or anything after removing the baffles on a 2005 1100 Classic?

  13. Ravhite
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    Do you have to re-jet the carbs or anything after...
    I would say no if you plan on installing torque cones, if not then I would check the spark plugs across the band to make sure your jetting is OK.

  14. mopoj
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    I drilled out (1 1/2" hole saw) my exhaust and pulled out the baffles. It was a
    little loud at this point so I took a bout a 3" piece of 1 1/2" exhaust pipe and
    painted it black and drove it in flush with the existing pipe. Looks like
    something off the Jettson's show. I can send pix to someone if I get an
    email address and they can post it. cost 3.00 for the pipe and sounds as
    good as the Cobra's.

  15. Ravhite
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    You can post them in the gallery or post them on the thread yourself up to a certain amount. Let me know if you need help.

  16. TvikkzX1
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    There's a process of removing the baffles from the factory...
    I just did the exhaust mod om my 03 1100 and what a big difference i was a bit worried at first but after i did it which took maybe 1 hour wven with re painting inside it looks and sounds great

  17. IAFF1419
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    I just bought the DG Hard Krome Big Straights for...
    Sounds nice. Got a pic?

  18. nadzcarbelli1
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    If you go back 3 pages on this forum, read the thread called "pulled out the baffles" dated 10-06-2008 all the info is in there on how to do this mod along with some pics. I did it on mine and I am very pleased with the sound.

  19. LiddleBen
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    I first went with the hole saw mod, Then later I went with the Monster pro 2into 1 with a long baffle. You can hear it here: pacificcoaststar.com I have run this pipe without any diccoloration at all. I have the ceramichrome one. I did other mods at the same time.ie; cams, Jets, ais removal etc. This pipe is a little different in that you have to burn it in and use aluminum mag wheel polish on it. Chrome polish will discolor it. Overall, I would give it a ten on the satisfaction scale. ,LB

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