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Old 11-08-2004, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Car Exhausts - Disturbing Trend

I don't know about the rest of the country, but there is this "trend" going on here in South Florida where riders are using car exhaust tailpipes and resonators as slip ons.
Even a couple of riders I know have done it and they all have the same reasons... One is cost and the other is sound.
I understand there reasonings, but something tells me that this may not be the best thing to do for your ride.
However, I could be wrong, but it just doesn't seem right, and they also look a bit goofy the way they are rigged... It still is a car exhaust and looks like one mounted.
Pretty weird.
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Old 11-08-2004, 09:31 PM   #2
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No sir, I believe we would beat tha tar outa somebody for doing something stupid like that har. *spit*
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Old 11-08-2004, 10:29 PM   #3
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Necessity is the mother of invention.

There really isn't much difference between a straight exhaust pipe for a car with a very small engine and one for a bike with a large engine, except heat and mounting issues (plus look). I think it would look cheap, and probably sound as crappy as using straight pipes, but as far as damage to the engine goes, as long as the fuel-air mix is appropriately adjusted to eliminate the lean mix that would result, there should be no damages from doing it.

Q: Weren't these the same folks who started putting maxwell house coffee cans on their neons and rice burner cars in place of the exhaust pipe after the mufflers (or in place of their mufflers)?

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Old 11-09-2004, 02:51 AM   #4
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... and they also look a bit goofy the way they are rigged... It still is a car exhaust and looks like one mounted.
Pretty weird.
Do you have pictures? :smt119
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Old 11-09-2004, 07:25 PM   #5
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there is a guy around Ottawa with one on his Kat600...it looks like a mini muffler...sounds pretty cool...funny as hell to look at!
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Pics, Pics, Pics....
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The majority rules, we want picture's of this setup. I think I would buy used slip-ons before doing something that insane.<ha ha>
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there is a guy around Ottawa with one on his Kat600...it looks like a mini muffler...sounds pretty cool...funny as hell to look at!
Beekman and I talked to the owner. It was off a Honda Civic.
Didn't sound too bad. Sure looked different though.
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there is a guy around Ottawa with one on his Kat600...it looks like a mini muffler...sounds pretty cool...funny as hell to look at!
Beekman and I talked to the owner. It was off a Honda Civic.
Didn't sound too bad. Sure looked different though.
Here's what it looked like...

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