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Now that doesn't sound too bad at all. From the video is doesn't sound over powering and ridiculously obnoxious, but I could be wrong. Do you plan on leaving it like that ??
 

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Now that doesn't sound too bad at all. From the video is doesn't sound over powering and ridiculously obnoxious, but I could be wrong. Do you plan on leaving it like that ??
Well it ain't my bike, and it ain't my video :p
Just something that popped up in my feed on face here, I'm following Honda there, and they posted this today.
There is someone in here who is modding his exhaust, and mentioned the sound was badass without the muffler, so obviously I had too share this when I found it.
But I dunno man, I'm not quite sure how I feel about the sound here. I don't love it, but I don't hate it either.
When it's in total idle, it sounds like a boat engine to me:p
But then again, the audio on this might not be the best either, so it doesn't really do it justice, I dunno.
 

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Well it ain't my bike, and it ain't my video :p
Just something that popped up in my feed on face here, I'm following Honda there, and they posted this today.
There is someone in here who is modding his exhaust, and mentioned the sound was badass without the muffler, so obviously I had too share this when I found it.
But I dunno man, I'm not quite sure how I feel about the sound here. I don't love it, but I don't hate it either.
When it's in total idle, it sounds like a boat engine to me:p
But then again, the audio on this might not be the best either, so it doesn't really do it justice, I dunno.
It sounds a bit better in person. It is bit deeper than that. It is almost impossible to accurately record how an exhaust sounds.
 

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I definitely know what you guys mean. There is no possible way to ever get a really accurate representation of an exhaust sound without not only having some sort of studio equipment to record it, but then you need some serious speakers or headphones to actually get a vibe for it too and even that won't really cut it.
 

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So this sound is from simply taking the muffler off and leaving the pipe?
I love the sound, but does anyone know if the backpressure change might damage the engine?
 

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So this sound is from simply taking the muffler off and leaving the pipe?
I love the sound, but does anyone know if the backpressure change might damage the engine?
I would not leave it off.
Regardless if it damages the bike or not, it will likely cause the bike to run like crap.
 

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I'm about to do this. I want a deeper sound so cars can hear me better. It sounds like it's running perfectly fine. If anything a power command may be needed but if your not throwing a light you're fine.
 

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I ran the bike for two days without the cigar muffler just to hear what it sounds like both idling on my driveway, driving locally, and riding on the freeway.

First of all it's freaking loud! It sounds beastly idling and ear popping loud revving, I had to use earplugs. Sitting at an intersection and hearing the opposing traffic pass by normally sounds like this "whhooOOOSSsshshhhhh" with the dobbler effect in place. Without the muffler you'll hear this, "whoosh...whoossh...whoOOSSH...WHOosshhh...wwhhoosshhhhhhhhh" The thumping air from the mufferless exhaust dominates any other noises, and this is with a full-face helmet on.

Removing the muffler takes less than 5 minutes. If you want to know what it sounds like sans muffler I recommend taking it off for a bit and ride around. This is as close to what you'll hear with a baffleless shorty exhaust or straight pipe as you can get.

As far as damaging your engine goes; you will NOT damage the engine. I don't want to go into details but Honda made this bike for ppl to mod and that includes anything from a three feet dual exhaust to a shorty which is literally just a coupling pipe. That is why the cat converter is separate from the muffler because the catalytic converter helps with a lot of the back pressure so you're free to use any mufflers.

However that being said. I live in Southern California and running any aftermarket pipes that isn't on par with stock EPA standards is 'technically' illegal, let alone running it mufferless. Also on that note, you'll attract the popo from a mile away.
 

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That is why the cat converter is separate from the muffler because the catalytic converter helps with a lot of the back pressure so you're free to use any mufflers.
On the 500, yes. But not on the 300. They have their cat integrated in the muffler.

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