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post #1 of 26 Old 06-24-2007, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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exhausts question for you guys..

Hello.. 9er's Im new as you can c but I wanted to run this by you before I bought anything...



What do you think of these slip-ons and do you see any reason they would not fit my 06 ..

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...9--501570.html

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post #2 of 26 Old 06-24-2007, 06:17 PM
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There's a few people on here that use them and from what I've read seem to be fairly happy with them.

Not anywhere near as popular as the SATO's are.

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Let me save everyone else the trouble of having to reply to this post:

"You should search for other exhaust posts (there are some helpful ones) and Sato are the only good exhausts that exist."

I agree on the first point, the second is really up to you and your experience with them. A lot of people make statements about things they have no experience with, so beware.

Good luck, you'll get lots of "opinions".

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A lot of people here "love" the Satos... My bike came with Two Brothers... I bought the bike with only 200 miles on it. The Two Brothers exhaust is nearly 2 years old... people on this forum really "hate" my exhaust... they say they are "junk"... I have to reply that after two years they still look brand new... I took them off and put original back on (bought on ebay for $50) because I like a quiet ride... Sure, the freeflow is not the same, but the quietness is most enjoyable! I would say that the only fault of the Two Brothers is that they are just two loud... if I was 20 years old it would be really cool, but I am old enough to think that they are overly bothersome... but again, I would not say anything bad about the quality of the craftsmanship for the buck. If expectations are kept within reason of price, the Two Brothers works well... but only if you like it LOUD!

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I'm very happy with my Leo Vince system. It replaces everything from the head pipe back, including the collector (Y-Pipe) where the OEM catalytic converter resides. I really don't think you could find better build quality and they actually answered all my questions via email in a timely manner. The price is more than reasonable for the what you get.

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On the heels of tpirman's post, how about if I speak for myself on the virtues of Sato cans.

I'm running Satos on the 919. Aside from the stock cans, I don't have experience with other cans on this bike.

I do, however, have experience with Two Brothers, Staintunes, Cobra, Yoshi's, and V&H on other bikes. So if my "opinion" is not qualified for the 919, forgive me, but the Satos are about as nice as you can get for price, quality, fit, finish, and performance.

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Yoshi's are decent cans. IMO Kneedraggers on the other hand is questionable. In the early days they were very customer oriented, unfortunately that statement does not hold true today. This is especially true for non sportbike parts.

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You have a pic of your Leo Vince set up sylas?

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A lot of people here "love" the Satos... My bike came with Two Brothers... I bought the bike with only 200 miles on it. The Two Brothers exhaust is nearly 2 years old... people on this forum really "hate" my exhaust... they say they are "junk"... I have to reply that after two years they still look brand new... I took them off and put original back on (bought on ebay for $50) because I like a quiet ride... Sure, the freeflow is not the same, but the quietness is most enjoyable! I would say that the only fault of the Two Brothers is that they are just two loud... if I was 20 years old it would be really cool, but I am old enough to think that they are overly bothersome... but again, I would not say anything bad about the quality of the craftsmanship for the buck. If expectations are kept within reason of price, the Two Brothers works well... but only if you like it LOUD!
I used to think the same thing, but after the weld mount broke on my stash system I'm going to have to admit that the quality is low with their products.

I do honestly like the look of the right side only high mount exhaust though!

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You have a pic of your Leo Vince set up sylas?
Not at present. I found my (not cheap) camera with about 60 photos shot by my five year old on it. Now both memory cards have gone missing. Love them kids!

In the meantime I'm attaching the diagram the Leo Vince USA sent me when I inquired about what to expect if I ordered the system. Everything was neatly packed and individually bagged. They even include little machine screws and nuts to plug the hole where the silencer baffle bolts in. Here's a post with some pics before I installed them. The cans have the logo stickers on them but they also include metal logo badges, along with pop rivets, that you can install yourself. Even a handy tool to install the springs.
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Beware of buying anything from Kneedraggers. Look at their policy on defective merchandise. They will give you the number to the manufacturer and send you on your way. They were far from helpful in my experience and did not even pay for my return shipping, but did let me know if I did not ship the old part back at my expense, they would charge my credit card for a second part.

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Beware of buying anything from Kneedraggers.
I have to agree. I used to be a big fan of KD. But my last two orders had problems. I'm liking cyclegear, bikebandit, and ronayers these days.

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i've had great luck with ronayers and service honda
had problems with bikebandit when ordering Duc parts and they do not have a telephone # for cust svc! online chat only.

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My Satos are getting loose where the carbon connects to the stainless in the front of the can, and I have lost two rivets. They still look bitchin and sound even better.

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Erion slip-on's are (according to the article below) supposed to be good. I don't know from personal experience, just read this article.

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/12jul...919update.html

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Yoshimura's TRS

I have these on my motorcycle and I love them. They sound great. Not to loud and not to quite. The newer ones like mine have baffles in them so you have 2 sounds to choice from. If you ride with the baffles in they sound about as loud as a bafflectomy and when pulled out even louder. If you can find some like in the link above I don't think they have beffles but you can ask here to see if anyone has the older models with the turndowns to see if they have baffles. I don't see screws holding the end caps on like mine. I have attached pictures of the newer model.

Oh, for you guys that have seen my bike, you will notice the rear blinkers are now integrated into the tail/brake light. I added the Integrator Kit made by Lockhart Phillips. It uses the factory brake and tail light and integrates the blinkers. The brake light can either flash or stay on solid. It makes the tail end look much cleaner.
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thx guys very helpful.. and nice pics Thump ...looks nice

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Yoshi's. Not loud enough. V&H on the Sportster. Good. Removed baffles on the RD400. Good.

LPSL, huh LDH?

This could be good......

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The Yosh single can on my bike is pretty nice. Not too loud, not too quiet. It's at the perfect sound level where it isn't obnoxious, but I can still tell when the motor is running unlike the stock exhaust. Quality seems pretty decent to me.

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Oh, for you guys that have seen my bike, you will notice the rear blinkers are now integrated into the tail/brake light. I added the Integrator Kit made by Lockhart Phillips. It uses the factory brake and tail light and integrates the blinkers. The brake light can either flash or stay on solid. It makes the tail end look much cleaner.
I wish you had posted before you bought.

Lockhart Phillips Taillight Integrator Kit $44.99 MSRP $49.99

Hoppy Intergrator: $14 at any auto parts store.


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Thanks MisterMike, I didn't even think about it. It was pretty much straight forward to install and the tail looks much better.

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My opinion is Sato.

I purchased the Yoshi TRS and Scorpion and did not like either of them. Finally got the Sato's on and love them.


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Take the baffles out of the Yoshi's and they're plenty loud. I ended up putting them back in recently because, even with earplugs, they were getting on my nerves. Yeah, I'm old.

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Yoshi's. Not loud enough. V&H on the Sportster. Good. Removed baffles on the RD400. Good.

LPSL, huh LDH?

This could be good......

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eno45 - I'm running Satos but I've heard some good things about Yoshi's on the 919. What didn't you like about them?

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My carbon fiber Sato's just arrived today, can't wait to get out of the office and home to the garage!

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eno45 - I'm running Satos but I've heard some good things about Yoshi's on the 919. What didn't you like about them?
Sure they are descent but the set I got where somewhere around a 1" shorter then the other. Made it look very unbalanced. I had to install one further off the y pipe then the other. Left a ugly gap. I am the type to like things to fit well especially for something that isn't needed on my bike and costs alot.

I also didn't like how they lined up in the rear, I couldn't get the triangle shaped cans to look even. However I had a similar issue with both Scorpion & Sato. Round shaped cans make for the easiest install since round is round no matter how you twist it. Triangle and Oval have to been installed with even more attention if you want a clean balanced look. IMO.

They sold me exhaust that was not advertised on their website. Short stubby exhaust tip that could not except inserts. They sold me the insert as well but I couldn't use it.

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