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How many of you have taken the stock muffler off and ran it without a slip on? Considering the catalytic converter is still in, it should be safe to ride on (back pressure will still be there).
$300+CAD seems a bit absurd to me for a slip on. Dont care about looks, just a bit more increase in noise level.
Look forward to hearing your comments!
 

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It's safe to ride. I took mine off but got a resonated tip so its not just the small pipe on there. As for sound it opens it up some more but nothing crazy drastic but definitely a better sound.
 

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It's safe to ride. I took mine off but got a resonated tip so its not just the small pipe on there. As for sound it opens it up some more but nothing crazy drastic but definitely a better sound.
I hear you, it totally sounds better. I was thinking of going to my mechanic and getting him to make a custom pipe so it looks like something is there. He will charge $50CAD or so for it. I just wasnt sure if the back pressure without the muffler would harm the motor or not. The cat and mid pipe are still present, so all should be good. I will post pics once I get my custom slip on is installed!
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Let us know i'm definitely interested, make two we're not too far i'n from Oshawa.:)
This is what Jpg in Oakville sent me. They said it was 3" but didn't say if that was the diameter or circumstance. I am going to swing by next week and take a look. If it is too large they can weld a smaller piece to it that will slip on your exhaust. I'm thinking it will be $50-$70.
Ill keep you posted!!!
 

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Yes this is the original stock heat shield. It is now held in place by only one longer screw (bottom of the triangle fairing). The triangle fairing flexes a little bit to make everything fit. The other screws on the heat shield are just for decor to plug holes.

 

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Yes this is the original stock heat shield. It is now held in place by only one longer screw (bottom of the triangle fairing). The triangle fairing flexes a little bit to make everything fit. The other screws on the heat shield are just for decor to plug hovles.

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That looks awesome. I got fed up trying to figure it out (didn't wanna break the plastic piece) so I just put my stocker back on till I get the tip for it. I'll give it another shot tomorrow.
 

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I've been running mine without a muffler for about 4 months. Also took off the rear footpegs. It makes the bike a lot sleeker looking. I"m not paying $$$ for an aftermarket exhaust that basically sounds like what mine does now.
 

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Let us know i'm definitely interested, make two we're not too far i'n from Oshawa.:)
No dice on a custom muffler tip. It doesn't seem like any exhaust shop can fabricate a tip that small. I don't see why they can't crimp the end to the correct measurements. Maybe they just don't wanna deal with bikes.
I am going to try 1 more place in Mississauga. Fingers crossed they can whip something up for us. I'll keep you posted buddy
 

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After removing my muffler it sounded a little louder, especially when under throttle. BUT when I found this pic of taking shield from removed muffler and putting back on bike, totally changed sound on idle, noticed it the first start up, deeper richer tone.
 
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