I’m shopping too. So many of you mention cans that are by now very hard to find. From what I can see, the generally available models are: Two Brothers, Delkevic, YOSHIMURA, D&D, Jardine.
Sato and Moriwaki do not appear to be generally available any more.
I picked up a 2007 Honda 919 in the beginning of June. The previous owner did a baffle-ectomy and I never managed to secure the baffles he removed. At first the noise bothered me but I figured I could put some ear plugs in and deal. But I started noticing that my jacket wreaked of exhaust. My wife complained after one ride, her hair stunk. I rode with my favorite backpack just 3 times and it is now shot for any hunting trips as any deer will smell it a mile away! If I ride to work, my jacket stinks up my entire office – it’s that bad.
I do not smell it while riding, it is a smell that is on my clothing - in particular the back of my jacket/pant bottoms and if I put on a backpack then it stinks. There is no leak upstream of the exhaust exit. It's just that the pipe opening is now the entire size of the cone instead of that little jet opening that is in the stock unit. So, it has to be that without the little restrictor on the end of the pipe, the disposition and flow of exhaust fumes has been complete changed. The way I see it, if I could get a wind tunnel picture, there must be a cloud of exhaust swirling just behind me all the time or at least at around town speeds.
For those with some experience, I have a question:
Does the stock exhaust work fine as it comes from the factory or do you still have issues with exhaust fumes? If any of you complain about the stock exhaust, then there will be no sense for me to bother trying that first