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    New Bike, first bike!

    Howdy!

    I'm here in Western KY, just purchased my first bike, '08 FZ6, it has some miles on it but it runs well and the previous owner was very fastidious about their maintenance, so I'm happy with it.

    EXCEPT FOR ONE THING.

    The exhaust.

    It has a 2 Brothers M2 slipon and it is just too damn loud, I use this bike for commuting and I leave the house around 5:45, I can't live with myself being "that neighbor" who wakes up all the children in our quiet neighborhood before the sun comes up.

    I've looked into the P1-X insert, which sucks because it will cost almost $70 to get them and from what I've read their effect isn't as extreme as I'd like.

    The bike has the fender delete, so I'm not sure if I can put a stock system back on.

    Any advice? Home hacks on how to quiet a two brothers exhaust?

    Thanks!

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    Re: New Bike, first bike!

    Congrates on the "new" bike and welcome to the forum.

    The insert for my Scorpions made the bike sound stock, (sewing machine quiet stock)…

    I'd think the DB killers for yours would quiet the bike down considerably, enough to pass various noise standards... Others will chime in but I would think that'd solve your issue.

    You can put the stock muffler back on but your adding a bunch of weight and literally a "heat sink" back there...

    If the DB killers aren't an option, you could easily trade them for a stock muffler as the stock muffler is very expensive (and generally not kept on the bike).

    And yes, you can put the stock muffler back on.. Used, their pretty cheap, shipping would cost more than the muffler..

    In the local neighborhood, especially in the am, I keep the RPM's low, till the bike warms up (under 2500 RPMs) and isn't bad noisy(mines fully open)
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    Re: New Bike, first bike!

    Welcome.

    The 2Bros without the inserts is obnoxious. I have the inserts and to me it sounds a lot better then the stock system without being "wake-up-the-neighborhood" loud. But then again, I don't live in a neighborhood. If you keep the revs below 2,000 you shouldn't piss off too many neighbors. You might be able to find inserts on ebay for cheap.
    Lifelong student of motorcycling. Current bikes: Custom Naked '05 FZ6, LS650 Café Racer, DRZ400 Street Tracker

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    Re: New Bike, first bike!

    Thanks!

    I think my first steps are going to be to try to repack and get the dB killers on and see what happens.

    This morning I just idled until I got to the end of the street then throttled out, the pipes definitely have a bit of a drone at idle though.

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    Re: New Bike, first bike!

    +1 to the DB killers, they really do help quiet down the pipes.


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    Re: New Bike, first bike!

    If I'm not mistaken, TB is the only exhaust which cannot really be quieted down. Instead of barrel-like inserts most companies use, TB just uses tips, which help quiet it down some, but not nearly as much as DBkillers from Scorpion or Leo Vince.
    For those who don't mind the loudness, TB sound is very good and people know this, so one of your options is to post in "for sale/trade" and see if someone has another aftermarket setup they'll trade you. You should be able to trade TB for full stock + cash, but as has been mentioned, you're adding weight, heat and one of the wimpiest sounds an inline 4 can make. lol

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    Re: New Bike, first bike!

    Looks like more information here.. I was curious as well.. I still have the stock exhaust on mine..

    https://www.twobros.com/collections/...ips-db-killers
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    Re: New Bike, first bike!

    to our great forum!

    I remember someone making large washers with a hole in the center that reduced the decibels quite a lot with out causing any problem.

    The P1x gives the best db reduction.
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    Re: New Bike, first bike!

    Quote Originally Posted by Motogiro View Post
    to our great forum!

    I remember someone making large washers with a hole in the center that reduced the decibels quite a lot with out causing any problem.

    The P1x gives the best db reduction.
    That's what I was wondering about, I think I'll tear into them this weekend to see what I can fab up to stick in there.

    Thanks!

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    Re: New Bike, first bike!

    Welcome, enjoy your bike

 

 
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