Originally Posted by Super Sneaky Steve
... So my question for all the stock people out there is, why do you keep your pipes stock?
I'm still fully stock for a couple reasons.
The bike has enough performance for my purposes without spending upwards of a grand or more (Ozzie fun bucks) just for the sake of a few extra ponies.
No real value for money to be had there. (for me at least). I'd rather spend the cash on decent rubber for eg.
I seem to be the odd one out as I rather like the whisper smooth quiet sound, yet it has a nice almost subsonic rumble when idling. (it makes my garage door buzz) I like the way it sounds as you open her up and give her some. A kind of understated howl that sounds more like an ominous threat to anyone nearby rather than an outright banshee wail for the whole world to hear. (And the plod hiding over the hill with his radar gun)..
Oh and mine don't stink!
However, I do think they look a little plain. I'd like to put a set of something on that looks a little sportier.
I like the look of the Ti Satos, but way too pricey plus I fear they are becoming a little too.. well.. "fashionable" I suppose..
I like the look of the Yoshis or maybe the Staintunes
However I can't justify the expense just for the sake of looks.
Actually I saw a pic of someones matt uranium bike where he'd stripped off the sheilds and painted the stock cans a matt black.. That looked rather cool.. And cheap.. and still sound the same... and they still don't get hot enough to get burned on... so I might try that. (except that it's not reversable)
to get a PCIII for it as I think that represents good value for money. I'd hope to be able to optimize
the bikes performance with the hardware it already has. My aim here would be to get the most fuel efficiency and general responsiveness etc without compromising performance, then
I could possibly have a little more justification for getting nicer looking cans.
Even then my decision would be based almost purely on aesthetics and quality rather than sound or performance. (Again provided it didn't have a negative impact).
So that's my 2c