I'm not against aftermarket mufflers, however I'd select one that has the capability of using the Db killers/packing materials/spark arrestor options to be able to suit your needs. I did the holesaw mod to completely remove the silencer in the stock unit fitting a spark arrestor and am happy with that somewhat...doesn't sound like a lawnmower any longer and only required simple carb mods. I'm looking towards the Lexx also hoping to get the same or better flow AND shed some weight. It's a win-win I think and relatively cheap.
I agree with the philosophy of "If loud pipes save lives, just imagine what learning to ride can do".
That said I wonder what the difference in decibels is, say a KLR with a straight pipe versus an H-D 110 Screamin' Eagle running straight sweepers going full bore down my street at 5:30 AM is?
Gray-haired riders don’t get that way from pure luck.
Last edited by flash; 06-03-2013 at 07:05 PM.