Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Kansas City Missouri
I can't speak for anyone else, but I am considering an aftermarket slip on exhaust for a couple of reasons, neither of which are performance oriented. First is that, due to the shape of the stock silencer, with the dog leg below the side plate, a lot of heat is generated and my wife complains it cooks her leg and foot. I was "hoping" a straighter slip on exhaust might not hang down so low and do this? I don't know...
Secondly (and a distant second), I can't deny how cool the aluminum exhaust would look on the bike. I am not into noise, I generally always keep stock exhaust on all my bikes, so if it would be much louder, then I am not interested. The bike is fast enough for me as is...If I want to go fast I have another steed for that.
Maybe I am barking up the wrong tree??
'09 KLR 650
'00 CBR 1100 XX