919 - Reasonably priced cans.
As a proud new owner of a wonderful 919 from 2007, thank you all very much for keeping this forum active. I have found priceless info already by browsing around as a guest.
I have owned a few bikes when I was younger, then took a ten year break from riding. I have recently purchased my 919 and I could not be happier. I have been wanting one since they came out.
My bike has 9500 miles and it is in very good shape. So far I put a new set of tires on the wheels, changed oil and filter, and installed new brake pads.
Anyway, in a moment of stupidity I decided to experiment by bafflectomizing my own mufflers. I simply hate the result.
The exhaust note feels uncomfortably loud to me, even at idle. I am worried about possibly getting a ticket and being annoying to my neighbors. finally, a half an hour ride gives me a headache.
I was hoping to get a slightly deeper tone, but I did not expect such a drastic change. Now the bike sounds hollow and raspy to me and way louder than before. It also pops when downshifting.
I regret this modification, and considering that I am very strapped with cash, I should have known better and left my mufflers alone.
I am looking for reasonably priced aftermarket cans that are quieter than bafflectomized factory cans.
I have been considering a pair of full size (18') Delkevic cans with DB reducer baffles installed.
I have been also considering a pair of stainless steel Yoshimura cans, but they are really over my budget. Even the Delkevics are a stretch at the moment.
Can anyone confirm whether either of these options will be quieter than my circumcised cans?
Alternatively, does anyone have a different suggestion?
Thank you very much.