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1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostAuthor: Eaglearm » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:45 am

I am looking at buying an 07 V Star 1300 that has standard pipes ( 2 into 1 ) & sounds like my Hoover vacuum going down the road.

Can someone fill me in on some options to make it so I can actually hear it running. :cl:

Im going to sus out whether the muffler only can come off or if I have to change the whole exhaust system.
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Re: 1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:13 am

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"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: 1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostAuthor: Jake » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:54 am

Eaglearm wrote:
Im going to sus out whether the muffler only can come off or if I have to change the whole exhaust system.



Yes the muffler comes off. You can replace it with something like Cobra slip on https://www.denniskirk.com/cobra/4-in-s ... 5713337397, a whole lot cheaper than a full system
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Re: 1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostAuthor: Eaglearm » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:58 am

Thanks for the info Jake, certainly great reviews & the price is very modest. I actually put a deposit on the bike today & can pick it up Wednesday ( Australian (Melbourne time)). :cl:

bstig60, thanks for those links. Vance are certainly a namesake in the muffler/exhaust world.
Im going to research Australia's ability to find a suitable exhaust system fitting. Im not sure if purchasing from the US would be cost effective.

I dont have much in the way of motorcycle mechanics, repairers, wreckers or parts suppliers very local to me.
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Re: 1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostAuthor: Jake » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:12 am

Eaglearm wrote: ( Australian (Melbourne time)). :cl:



:doh: I should've looked at your profile first, before offering a solution !

I know how expensive it is to ship to AU, I've done it for a member here once. He bought a full set of exhausts, had them shipped to me.

I then repackaged them to a smaller box, to reduce freight costs. Saved him quite a bit.
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Re: 1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostAuthor: Jake » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:18 am

I Googled " aftermarket motorcycle exhaust supplier in Australia ", and found quite a few suppliers for slip on mufflers. Some of those were very inexpensive, I can't say I saw the Cobra though.

Since the stock muffler is removable, you have some reasonably priced options down under.

Here are two examples

https://www.thirdgear.com.au/parts/exhausts/

https://www.mcas.com.au/shop/item/zodia ... l-mufflers
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