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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-26-2007, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Drilled My exhaust tonight. I love how it sounds a super easy way to get a little bass!
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I agree! That's all I have done to mine and it's not bad. Not very loud, but it gives a nice little rumble when you crank her open. It is nice when your riding and you cannot hear anything, meaning the pipes, it's peaceful when all you can hear is the wind and the motor humming.

120 miles a day?! Good god thats a commute! I'm only doing about 50 and I thought that was a lot. Since getting the Vulcan I find myself as a daily rider, even in Cow Hampshire! Such a nice, quiet running bike! Glad to hear you like the sound!
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Where abouts and what size did you drill?
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How deep did you drill into the metal?
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HI Steve
Look up the thread "Making stock exhausts louder" and scroll down to the second posting by ccspinner. Haven't tried it myself - I would like a bit more tone, but I prefer the look of the stock pipes.
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OK, Get a 3/8" drill bit and an all to mark your holes. If you don't have an all you can use a screw. Drill your first hole. Becareful not to go through the second lining of metal. It's about 1/2" ifurther in. Once your first hole is drilled place your bit next to that hole leaving about 1/8" space between the holes. This spacing will come out almost perfect. And if you use your all to mark the holes and take your time drilling, the holes should come out nice and clean. Here is a link to what I used as a referance.
http://www.fortunecity.com/bennyhills/radner/499/

A nice bonus... I may be wrong but I swear the lower gears don't seem quite as "Jumpy" I'm acredditing it to lower backpresure. I spend a good bit of time in city freeway traffic and it was nice this morning being in second gear, Throttling a little and the bike NOT lerching forward. Just my observation.

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It's really easy to do and it adds atleast some sound to the motor. Before I couldn't even tell if the bike was running or not! This way you get the best of both worlds. It's quiet when your cruzing, as you can't hear the pipes, but when your stopped and giving her some it sounds pretty good. Best of all, it's free!
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Some riders have degoated for additional throaty sound, but then found that at cruising speed it was too loud, then they went back and regoated the goats belly.

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