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1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:45 am
Author: Eaglearm
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.

Re: 1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:13 am
Author: bstig60

Re: 1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:54 am
Author: Jake
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

Re: 1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:58 am
Author: Eaglearm
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.

Re: 1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:12 am
Author: Jake
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.

Re: 1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:18 am
Author: Jake
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

Re: 1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:13 am
Author: Eaglearm
Great research Jake, thanks. Those places seem to be just around the corner for me. Strange?? I didnt find these sort of places when I was looking to buy a bike?? Other than Peter Stevens Dandenong (AKA harley Heaven ) (unfortunate, but I dont have a real good feel for the place. IMHO harley stores/bikes are overpriced. ) Enough of my rant..LOL.

I bought the 1300 & brought it home Monday, so your links will come in very handy. Oh & I did confirm the muffler comes off. The sales rep @ Yamaha suggested I might have to do the whole system @ $1300++ So $90.00 a muffler is sooooo much better.

Actually MCA have a nice Vulcan for a good price too.. Maybe I'll end up there for a test ride hehehe. Hmmm that place looks HUGE??? How did I miss it?????

Re: 1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:59 pm
Author: mark75
Eaglearm wrote:IMHO harley stores/bikes are overpriced. ) Enough of my rant..LOL.




quite so!
but no choice. they don't have the govt. backing / resources that the Asian manufacturers have so they have to increase the price to ensure continued existence. [and give the suits a luxurious life-style] :naughty:
JMO

Re: 1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:08 am
Author: Eaglearm
Ive owned this for 3 days now & havent had enough time to go for a ride yet.

I rode it home & into the garage... & thats where she's parked ( it going to be an effort to turn this sucker around to ride out though.. A bit heavier than the 250...LOL )

I am so hanging out to take a ride longer than just filling up with fuel & back home again. I need to build up a relationship with the performance, braking ability, sounds, comfort, balance.... oh so much to do...

Im so excited. Maybe I'll go to MSA in Dandenong for the first outing.

Re: 1300 V Star exhaust Sooooo soft.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Author: Eaglearm
Hmmm, well MCA was very informative about systems available for my bike but I cant see myself spending 1/3 of the price of the bike ( Cobra @ $2300 plus fitting ) on a better sound.
Some say just a slip on will do it others are of the opinion I have to come of the barrels to get the best performance/flow rate from the engine. :search:

I think right now Im stuck with the EPA ( Environmental Protection A(..r soles) Authority) noise limits of 95 Db. :gw: :cop:
Apparently there are fines of $400 to $500 involved in Australia. Although there are plenty of examples of louder than 95Db readily available on the streets, I have an extremely CLEAN licence & would like to keep it that way if possible.

Just a quick story of the benefits of a good licence is, recently I my ex was in hospital, ( nothing serious but no one knew that at the time ), the kids told me about it & I went to visit. Coming along a 2 lane motorway, me in the outside lane, traffic had slowed & I changed to the inside lane, passed a car & returned to the outside lane about 100 metres in front of it. Well on went the double bubble & "Pull over driver" was the call.
The coppers said I was going too fast ??? ( no I was under the limit ) & that passing on the left was illegal. Long story short, the Sargent said" I checked you history & have no infringements on record so Im going to cut you a break & just give you a warning today. :drinks: " I said my thank yous to them both & went on my way.
They reminded me that I should be aware of other drivers bad habits on the road & they didnt want me to end up in hospital bed next to my ex wife...
a Bit of a chuckle & I replied Me too I got out of that habit a long time ago. :nail: