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Offline Bikespod

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High level exhaust
on: November 15, 2021, 07:16:11 AM
I bought a used high level link pipe and a used Black widow silencer from eBay on the off chance I could make it work.
I’m probably going to fix the bracket to the rack for now as there really aren’t many options, unless I make a hanger that comes down from a grab handle mounting bolt.
I’m waiting on some stainless spacers and bolts.
It does clear the rear indicator when in the correct position.
I may have to get a link pipe made up eventually so the silencer follows the bikes lines a bit better, but I think it looks pretty good as is.



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Re: High level exhaust
Reply #1 on: November 15, 2021, 10:23:09 AM
I like what you're doing there Bikespod and takes it back to lookish like the original vfr. Could never understand why have a fantastic look of a full wheel that the single sided swingarm gives, then stick a massive exhaust over it. I think mv Augusta have done a fab job with their take on it. Looking forward to see how this progresses. :062:

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Re: High level exhaust
Reply #2 on: November 15, 2021, 11:31:22 AM
*Originally Posted by Goggins [+]
I like what you're doing there Bikespod and takes it back to lookish like the original vfr. Could never understand why have a fantastic look of a full wheel that the single sided swingarm gives, then stick a massive exhaust over it. I think mv Augusta have done a fab job with their take on it. Looking forward to see how this progresses. :062:

I believe the thought was that a high level exhaust would interfere with passenger seating and luggage carrying due to the physical presence of the exhaust and the heat generated. Honda solved it on the 6th Gen/Vtec (02-13) VFR by moving the exhausts under the seat, but then changed back after that.  :087:

If you neither carry passengers nor use panniers then it makes sense to reveal that beautiful rear end.  :169:
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Re: High level exhaust
Reply #3 on: November 15, 2021, 11:36:02 AM
Was just about to say the same 😉
No panniers or passengers for me.
Can always throw the Arrow can back on if it’s necessary.

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Re: High level exhaust
Reply #4 on: November 18, 2021, 10:58:19 PM
Went with stainless fastenings and spacers into the rack. Was just the cleanest and easiest option

It’s rock solid and sounds meaty




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Re: High level exhaust
Reply #5 on: November 19, 2021, 06:09:31 AM
Looks very nice m8  :028: :031:
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Re: High level exhaust
Reply #6 on: November 19, 2021, 12:14:08 PM
Some better pics.






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Re: High level exhaust
Reply #7 on: November 19, 2021, 01:25:56 PM
 :062:

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Re: High level exhaust
Reply #8 on: November 19, 2021, 02:53:20 PM
Thanks. I’m a bit worried it’s too noisy though. I guess if I get pulled by the police I’ll know it’s definitely too noisy. 🤷‍♂️

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Re: High level exhaust
Reply #9 on: November 19, 2021, 06:09:05 PM
Looks great and definitely the place to mount it. Are you going to remove the pillion brackets? My mate had a similar end can and they do sound loud. Might be an idea to do a wee YouTube video I think. After that, post a link to it and let the forum members vote if it's too loud or not. :121: :725: