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post #1 of 50 Old 03-19-2010, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all,

New to wrist twisters and have a 03 919 with 19000 Kms (yes I am Canadian) on it. I have owned it for about a year and would really like to put some new pipes on it. I did the Bafflectomy last year and it really sounds much better but would like to get some new pipes on it.

What would you suggest, pros and cons?

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I really like my Remus, Remusus? Remi?


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A lot of people will bash on some of the cheaper pipes, but I have found that my 2 brothers single can exhaust to be quite nice, especially for the price. I got it shipped on here for $150, which is about a quarter the price of some other pipes.

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Wow that Remus looks awesome! Where did you get it and how much does it go for? How does it sounds as well?

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I'd still get Satos. Then Yoshimura.

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2 Brothers single eh? Price is right, how does it look and sound though?

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Wow that Remus looks awesome! Where did you get it and how much does it go for? How does it sounds as well?
I got them from MotoMax at one of the USGP's they retailed for $695. Not sure if they import them to the States anymore but you might have an easier time in the Great White North.
They gauranteed me they would never need repacking (we'll see). At idle they're quite subdued, just a low burbbling but when you get on it they really start to howl.


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Akra's and GPR being stupidly expensive, I would't be looking for some Yoshi's, but talking with my vallet, it might end up with a set of fair prized Leo cans

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2 Brothers single eh? Price is right, how does it look and sound though?
This is a terrible picture and isn't my bike, but this gives you an idea of what they look like.


Mine is carbon fiber and I don't have the part from the stock bike covering part of the exhaust. The sound is a lot better than the the baffectomied can, and I'd say about equally loud. For the price I found one used, I couldn't like it any more.

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Looks pretty good. How difficult was it to put on the bike? Is it just a slip on?

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it's a slip on. i have the two bros single can along with storage canister (came on the bike when i bought it. $900 system). works well, looks good, and sounds awesome. i plan on removing the cans and painting them black. currently i have the cans rotated so you cant see the two bros logo.

great sound at idle, a burble and sounds consant as you climb the rev range. around 4.5-6k she starts to really howl. its not annoyingly loud, but loud enough to set off car alarms parked next to me.

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Try one, you do not like it, sell it on eBay and try another.

Or, you might just get tired of the one you have -

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Lookie here

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Remember you will not get a big increase in power on the 919 by adding some cans.

I don't understand the issue people have with Two Bros - their modern cans are well made, good looking kits that satisfy the Hornet owners desire for lighter cans, more noise and a cooler look. They are well regarded in New Zealand.

Interestingly I found data a while back on the net that the 2Bro's single pipe option gave the highest power/torque increases on the 919 - probably logical really as it removes the skinny little Y pipes that the twin system uses.

Compared with something like a J&D which looks like it was made from a old vacuum cleaner they are impressive.

The much revered Sato mufflers have issues with the cores rotting out - unacceptable for a very expensive set of cans. Plus from whats posted here it is debatable if they are doing much 'muffling' as they tend to be described as very loud! IMO highly overpriced.

And bang for buck there is Yoshimura - a pair of tri-oval cans for under US$450 amazes me - high quality slip-ons from one of the top names in the industry. These exact same pipes will cost me NZ$1600 if I buy them from a dealer here!

At the end of the day they are really much the same on a Hornet 919 - minimal power increase, more noise, less weight. Have a look at them all - all run 50 mm (or close) perforated inner cores in almost identical lengths with packing to quiet them down. 50 mm mid pipes to attach to the stock Y pipe (same as you stock mid pipes). The rest is cosmetic.

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I think the Delkevic's are great for the money, and come with removable inserts. Seen and heard a couple sets. Sound good and Build quality is on par with everyone else. They can be found on ebay for under 300.

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I like my D&D setup. They're on the loud side as far as exhausts go, specially if you're getting on it. Cruising around, not so much. As with most aftermarket exhausts, huge weight savings over stock (even with baffeloctomys done).

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i had sato's and i also used the 900rr single side set up.....

you really cannot go wrong with any of the choices the fellows have given you....



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Installation isn't bad, just make sure you have a way to support the tail of the bike because you need to disconnect the rear shock. I did not and it got a bit harry for a couple minutes.

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Is there an advantage in removing the rear shock for bolt-ons? I don't see it..


PS. Oh, just scrolled up and noticed you have the 2-1 Two Brothers. Got it

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Is there an advantage in removing the rear shock for bolt-ons? I don't see it..


PS. Oh, just scrolled up and noticed you have the 2-1 Two Brothers. Got it
Yeah, sorry. I should have clarified.

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The much revered Sato mufflers have issues with the cores rotting out - unacceptable for a very expensive set of cans. Plus from whats posted here it is debatable if they are doing much 'muffling' as they tend to be described as very loud! IMO highly overpriced.
To provide counterpoint from someone who actually owns a set. (The short version, I had a nice long one typed out but lost it).

What other brands have been disassembled here showing no core rot? Mine look fine looking in the ends, 4 years old this spring. If a bike is used for alot of short trips it would help rot tremendously. My cans literally drip with condensation onto the ground & hugger for a long time on cool mornings. I rarley ride the 919 under 40 miles. Mine get a good chance to dry out most the time. Others may not. Ask CB750 4-4 pipe owners about dry rot from not enough "on-time". ANY packed silencer will get louder over time & need repacking.

Loud? Subjective. Rev anything high enough & it will get loud. At low to moderate RPM I don't consider them loud at all. Still always drowned out by diesels, bikes that say H-D on them, & bikes that wish they said H-D on them. There are some kids on the block who rip around on a DRZ400 & Yamaha Raptor quad & those are WAYY louder than my 919. Can barley hear bike over normal wind noise, with wind I can't.

Expensive? $689 shipped to my door for brand new Sato Carbons from Kyle. If this defines overpriced show me some dual carbon cans with Ti heat shields that are reasonably priced.


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Expensive? $689 shipped to my door for brand new Sato Carbons from Kyle. If this defines overpriced show me some dual carbon cans with Ti heat shields that are reasonably priced.

Fair enough - the last price I saw listed for them was over $800, and there is a post here somewhere of someone considering paying more!

Maybe they are more expensive now you cannot get them anymore!

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I think the Mivv's are the sexiest 919 pipes out there.


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If I was to do it again, I'd do the same thing again. Yosh TRSs in stainless steel, although I don't think the newer ones look as nice without the turned down outlet. They sound great, and are not at all loud for normal road riding. On the boil, they sound really nice.

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I liked the Yoshimuras on my 919. I just installed a Yosh can on my new Bandit.

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Hey THE SHADOW,

Nice one, thought looked like a 599.

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Thanks to all for your ideas and feedback. I am really lending toward the 900RR conv. I really like the setup and it really gives the bike a different look.

Anyway, thanks again and have fun riding your 9ers everyone.

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Thanks to all for your ideas and feedback. I am really lending toward the 900RR conv. I really like the setup and it really gives the bike a different look.

Anyway, thanks again and have fun riding your 9ers everyone.
I guess its a personal taste thing. I have done some "research" and have come to the conclusion that it isn't really worth the trouble in terms of $$$ & effort (power commander, dyno, etc.) compared to gains in performance. Not for me anyway. If its for looks and sound, fair enough.
I have always liked the Yoshi's on most bikes for their styling alone.

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I think the Mivv's are the sexiest 919 pipes out there.

I agree.

OP, 919's are fairly rare so hearing b4 you buy it usually not an option. That leaves you with random videos, opinions, and pictures. It can seem like an expensive crapshoot.

My $0.02, I ordered my mivv's from PJ's, sight unseen, and expensive. It paid off. They sound great. Anyway, they came with "db killers" or removable baffles. Never thought for a second I'd use them. Well, I do. I swap them in and out for different rides. Some days I rock loud fancy exhaust, and others I like to ninja around hooligan style . Cops LOVE loud squid pipes. That's just one more reason to pull me over. I'm not ALWAYS an angel. I know yoshi, mivv, and a few others have removable baffles.

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Hmmm, what map would you suggest using on those ?

Seriously, they are works of art !

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I was hung up between MIVV and the Yoshi's. Went with the Tri-Oval look in stainless. They have the insertable DB killers that I haven't been using. Love the look and I can feel the rumble through my garage floor. Got them for $483 on Ebay from motofaster_online. Kinda wish I went with the TI though. lots more cash needed.

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I do not own a 919 but have been to several rallies with several different systems... I think I have heard 8 total... I would recommend the CF Sato's. Nothing sounds better on a 919 than those! I think Ripper had the 2nd best with the 4-1 low mount exhaust...



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