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Old 03-10-2008, 12:25 PM   #1
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Hey all, I got myself a '04 Buell XB12R a couple weeks ago and Im not lookin for a slip on muffler, used in good condition for a reasonable price. So if you have one or know of someone lookin to part with one let me know. So far I really like the bike..plenty of grunt and corners like a dream....but...I could still use that little extra umph! After all loud muffler do help save lives...or so I hear. Clint
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:28 PM   #2
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No. they don't save lives. All they do is piss off people.

What saves lives is YOU looking out for yourself.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:49 PM   #3
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I'm not looking for one either. If I don't find one, I won't let you know.
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:16 PM   #4
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Assuming you meant you are actually looking, and Not "not looking," my advice is to do your research first.

That motor is at a fairly high state of tune. The wrong pipe can really screw up its performance.

One option to consider is to send your can (the muffler, that is) to a shop to have it "re-done" for max flow, while maintaining the proper backpressure and harmonic properties.

A buddy did this a couple years ago for his XB9. It sounded like a hotrod Chevy and ran great, except the front tire was always coming off the ground. A big added benefit to this option is you get to keep your jacking point. Few, if any aftermarket cans will do that.

And, even if you were being facetious, the "Loud Pipes Save Lives" argument is horse-hockey. The only folks that hear you are the ones NOT in front of you. And like Miss Sachi says, all it does is p!ss those people off.

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Old 03-10-2008, 04:02 PM   #5
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I've found that slipping on a big wedge of muenster or gouda wakes the Buell right up. Stay away from the gorgonzola, or bleu.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:14 AM   #6
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You're best bet is going to be to leave it stock and use the money for tires, brake pads and bright riding gear, those are the things that'll save your bacon, not making a lot of noise.
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:46 PM   #7
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No. they don't save lives. All they do is piss off people.

What saves lives is YOU looking out for yourself.
Not sure about the saving lives part either, but pissing people off is something I can get into!
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:48 PM   #8
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screw the pipe, upgrade the suspension. Much better return on investment than screwing up how your bike runs and throwing more money at it to "fix" your upgrade.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:25 AM   #9
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The hot set up is the "Drummer" muffler conversion. This takes a stock muffler and uses a custom end cap. That, along with the race ECU gives the best streetable power with a small increase in noise.

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Old 03-12-2008, 10:34 AM   #10
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I think he is looking for the worst streetable power with a large increase in noise.
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