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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Goat or No Goat?

I bought my bike used, and it was not until afterward I heard of the goat's belly and de-goating. How can one tell if they've had their bike modified like that? I ask because mine seems loud to me and I don't want to be one of those guys with the loud bike that everyone hates. If it's not modified, can it be made "a little" quieter?

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The goat belly looks like a short muffler under the engine. Both headers go into it.

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The "goats belly" is a chamber directly under the battery box between the exhausts. If there's no chamber there, it's been de-goated. Is your exhaust stock? The stock exhaust is pretty quiet compared to other bikes its size.

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Or if someone did like me, take the exausts streight through the goats belly (they normally cross over, left to right, right to left) you could stick a smallish broom handle up the exaust and if it goes all the way through the goats belly, it has been modified...
At least that is how I did mine, but still have the goats belly in place... So that would be one way...
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