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post #1 of 22 Old 07-12-2007, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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Hey 919ers I just bought my first 919! I live in Houston and I bought it from someone in Alabama so I haven't received it yet. It is a 2006 with less than 3K miles on it. I can't wait to get my hands on it. I currently ride a Supermoto'd Honda XR650R highly modified that I ride on and off road.

I would like to exchange the stock exhaust on the 919 for an aftermarket set. Has anyone tried the D&D out of Fort Worth? They appear to be the same as many others but less expensive and maybe a little smaller?

We'll be talking!

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If you decide to go with the D & D cans you will need a set of these. IMO there are a lot better choices available.
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Welcome! If your travels on your 9er take you to Austin, make sure to wrap me up some BBQ and airmail it to me...

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I swapped my D&D's for a set of 2nd gen Satos after 4000 miles on the D&D units. The Satos have a different sound compared to the D&D's raw tone but the Sato slip-ons are just as loud. There are those of you out there that will argue, but I have lived with both for an extended period of time. I was hoping that the Satos would be a little quieter but that just wasn't/isn't the case. Ear plugs required for either (if you care long-term about your hearing.)

I've never dynoed the bike so I can't vouch for any power difference between stock, D&D and Sato. I can say that the combo of a PC-III and the Satos sure smooths the power curve. IMHO, it wasn't worth the $1000 (+20 percent the value of the bike) spent on the Satos and PC-III.

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Hoo Yaa, Nice to see ya. Nice bike choice in the 919, but lets see pics of the supermoto.

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Welcome aboard XRCajon... Houston is a great city. Spent some time there in my younger years... The summers are brutal though...

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welcome xrcajun!

I have the D&D's that scope sold to me. Not bad. Depends what you are looking for. They are loud, perhaps a little on the obnoxious side--but not intolerable, and you can always wear ear plugs. They do look smaller than other pipes. I don't have a PC3. I do get occasional exhaust pops/backfires. Build quality seems decent, somewhere between two brothers and yoshimura.

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Keep an eye out on Ebay. They seem to run in streaks.

Few various set of SATO's on their this spring that were in the 400-450.00 range.

I was able to get a new Carbon Set for 460.00 total. Sound/look great, but at cruising speed you need a set of plugs also.

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I was able to get a new Carbon Set for 460.00 total. Sound/look great, but at cruising speed you need a set of plugs also.

I must me going deaf....mine doesn't bug me at all




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Here's one for the single side 900rr exhaust conversion. The exhaust is farther from your head so the sound you here while riding is less. The system weights less and I think it makes more power everywhere in the RPM range.

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If you decide to go with the D & D cans you will need a set of these. IMO there are a lot better choices available.
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Thanks everybody!
Well D&D now makes a Street Pack and that's what I'm interested in. I'm not really interested in going deaf. But I really don't want the stock sound.

Has anyone heard the Street Pack D&D? I can get the set right now on Ebay new for $428+28 shipping. That's pretty good.

Let me know your thoughts now.

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What part of Houston? I'm Southeast, near NASA. Houston is an ok place but the roads down near the coast suck almost as bad as Florida.
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Welcome to the hive! Never heard the D&D's but just picked up a set of titanium Sato's and they are MUCH louder than I expected. I was running the bafflectomy for quite a while and thought the noise level was perfect. Never even considered using earplugs before the Sato's.

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Welcome to the hive! Never heard the D&D's but just picked up a set of titanium Sato's and they are MUCH louder than I expected. I was running the bafflectomy for quite a while and thought the noise level was perfect. Never even considered using earplugs before the Sato's.
I'm at the Beltway and I45. We're close. Let's ride when I get it, I think I'll have it here on Sunday.

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Welcome to the hive! Never heard the D&D's but just picked up a set of titanium Sato's and they are MUCH louder than I expected. I was running the bafflectomy for quite a while and thought the noise level was perfect. Never even considered using earplugs before the Sato's.
I may try the bafflectomy first. Are there any instructions for doing that anywhere?

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I may try the bafflectomy first. Are there any instructions for doing that anywhere?
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What part of Houston? I'm Southeast, near NASA. Houston is an ok place but the roads down near the coast suck almost as bad as Florida.
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Well I've got it! Man I love this bike. I've already put some Jaurdines on it, and have a K&N, Power Commander, frame sliders, parts to replace the big ugly fender on their way.

David let's cruise around some time. Have you ever been out to Crabb River Rd. west and south of us? It's a pretty decent ride. I like just riding some of the back roads out to Kemah also.

PM me when you think you're available.
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