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03-24-2016, 03:22 PM,
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Aftermarket pipes - recommendations?
Hi everybody!
I just joined the forum. I live in Southern Maine. I am a Vstar newbie. I currently own several other bikes but this us my first Yamma. Just purchased an 08 Silverado in mint condition. It is beautiful and I love it! I am contemplating a few summer upgrades including whitewalls, oil filter relocation, possibly a hypercharger and definitely some new pipes. To me the stock pipes sound too thin and tinny. I do not care about super loud but I definitely want a deep, low rumble. What do you recommend? Thanks!


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03-25-2016, 06:11 PM,
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RE: Aftermarket pipes - recommendations?
ok, which star did you get? had cobra long shots on my 1100 was great, another member had vance & hines slip ons on his 650 and they had a good tone to them. just put freedom performance duals on my strato, they look good and sound great, nice low rumble at idle, but then you get on it and they bark real good!
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
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03-25-2016, 06:58 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-25-2016, 07:03 PM by pauli466.)
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RE: Aftermarket pipes - recommendations?
on my 650 i removed the final baffle and cut the final pipe way back inside the muffler it sounds as good as most aftermarket systems ( to me anyway ) and it will out last most aftermarket pipes. be very careful buying aftermarket exhaust, some of em are real cheesy and turn blue minutes after installing em and there's no returning blue pipes. every aftermarket pipe i'v seen on a 650 blues the head pipe pretty good where on mine it only blued about 2 inches at the front elbow.
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03-26-2016, 07:31 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-26-2016, 07:43 AM by Yamahopper.)
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Thanks Keith!



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Awesome, thanks Pauli. Just three questions, if you don't mind. How did you go about cutting the inner pipe? Also, do you have to rejet the carbs with this mod? Finally, did this give the pipes a deeper tone or did it just make them louder? Thanks again!


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04-06-2016, 08:03 AM,
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RE: Aftermarket pipes - recommendations?
I have had a few different exhausts on a few different bikes I've had. I will tell you, to me (my personal opinion), nothing beats the sound of cobra exhaust. Second to it is Vance & Hines.

Like Pauli already said, you can remove the baffle and cut your exhaust. It actually sounds better than you think. But, I'm into the very clean look. Unless you're trying to build a rat bike.

Either way, you want to budget some money for the exhaust (parts and installation), and also budget for the carburetor re-jetting. I was stationed in Maine, 12-14 years ago, I LOVED EVERY SECOND THERE. But, as an avid motorcycle rider, you will hate re-jetting your bike. Too cold or too hot will screw up your air/fuel ratio. So, make sure you know what you're doing, or else you're going to not only blow your engine to pieces, but, maybe hurt yourself/your rider..

Either way, take care, and enjoy. I've had probably 4 or 5 Vstars. In my opinion, some of the best bikes made. I love my Hondas, too. But, something about Yamaha that makes me feel confidant.
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04-06-2016, 08:07 PM,
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RE: Aftermarket pipes - recommendations?
yeah @DONPhantasmo said, I had a older Kaw Police, needed parts was a B getting them and during my research I found that there were a lot more Yam parts available for way older than any other make, thus my move to Yam, so support.
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
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04-07-2016, 09:34 PM,
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Aftermarket pipes - recommendations?
Thx for the input guys. I have rejetted carbs before; not difficult to do but as you know it is a real pain to pull the carbs.


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