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  1. Armo118
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    can someone please tell me how to put on exhaust, that aren't too loud or expensive?
    Also can I adjust the valves or does a mechanic have to do it.

  2. quicgmicg
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    Putting on exhaust is pretty simple.

    I'd suggest that you purchase a shop manual with instructions and make sure you have the proper tools at hand.

    The valve adjust can also be done by anyone with some good mechanical ability and the right tools....armed with a shop manual and closely following the instructions.

  3. tunc
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    can someone please tell me how to put on exhaust, that aren't too loud or expensive?Also can I adjust the valves or does a mechanic have to do it.
    are you after a full exhaust system or some slip-on type pipes

  4. Armo118
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    thanks for that, I purchased this 1100 with 9300 miles for $4,200.
    I think its a pretty good deal, but it didn't come with an owers manuel, where can I get one?

  5. Armo118
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    I didn't want to spend a lot on exahust system, and I don't want excessivly loud, but I do want more power.
    Any thoughts?

  6. quicgmicg
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    thanks for that, I purchased this 1100 with 9300 miles for $4,200. I think its a pretty good deal, but it didn't come with an owers manuel, where can I get one?

    I'm sure you can find one online if you do a search...

  7. quicgmicg
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    I didn't want to spend a lot on exahust system, and I don't want excessivly loud, but I do want more power. Any thoughts?
    There are a million different pipes on the market. Anything that replaces the entire stock set up will give the best performance. A 2 into 1 will give a bit more performance than 2 separate pipes.

    Inexpensive? Plan on spending at least $400 on up on a decent full exhaust set up unless you can find used. You can get well over $1000 in pipes ... which makes the $400 - $600 range look inexpensive.....

    You'll get more power for less money working on the intake side....just an FYI

  8. Armo118
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    has anyone ever tried drilling holes in the end of the original pipes?
    I know, it sounds stupid.

  9. tunc
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    have a look at this thread

    http://www.ymhmotoboard.com/topic/stock-exhaust-mod-2

    and what year model is ya bike and see if i can get /find some manuals

  10. Armo118
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    hey, thanks!!
    owners manuel for 2005 Silverado 1100

  11. Bamazcood
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    Clymer makes a good one. I may have to order another one, due to the grease all over my old one...grin!

  12. BigerRop328
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    has anyone ever tried drilling holes in the end of the original pipes? I know, it sounds stupid.
    I drilled the extra holes in my stock exhaust... I think my photos are in the topic that is posted above. It's loud enough that I can hear it slightly when going down the highway. I may eventually go with slip-on mufflers, but the extra holes suit me fine right now.

  13. konecambin
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    hey, thanks!!owners manuel for 2005 Silverado 1100
    Well, stArmo118torcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2005/LIT-11626-18-16_989.pdf but, it isn't the same as the service manual stated above. The Clymer manual suggested before is your cheapest print option and they do a nice job.

  14. Armo118
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    very good, now to sart drilling.

  15. Armo118
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    can you tell any difference in the power?

  16. Armo118
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    I drilled six 1/4 in. holes in the ends of each exhaust, now it sound like an elephant farting.
    thanks guys !

  17. zgooderpum
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    I have a 08 V1100 Custom, and I removed the baffles and now I like the way it sound. It doesn't sound like an Elephant Farting. It's got a nice deep tone to it. And I gained more torque to go with it (had a chassis dyno done to it). It didn't cost me more that $20.00 bucks to do and a few hours worth of work. Glad I did it.

  18. Armo118
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    I have a 08 V1100 Custom, and I removed the baffles and now I like the way it sound. It doesn't sound like an Elephant Farting. It's got a nice deep tone to it. And I gained more torque to go with it (had a chassis dyno done to it). It didn't cost me more that $20.00 bucks to do and a few hours worth of work. Glad I did it.
    |Can you tell me how you did that, are the mufflers now hollow?

  19. zgooderpum
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    I'll send the web site.
    To answer your question,.....the muffler are not hallow. They have chambers. I went from a 7/8 opening to an 1 1/2. You will gain more torque than horse power, which is what you. The nice thing about it,...is that you don't have to re-jet unless you want to.

  20. zgooderpum
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    OK, here's the web site for the exhaust mods.

    hvstar1100.com/engine.htm

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