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Offline Ardel

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Louder Exhaust Sound
« on: March 23, 2020, 04:26:27 AM »
My 2018 Tiger 1200 came with an Arrow exhaust that is not very loud at all. With the help of the members on this forum, I went to remove the baffle only to find that there isn't one.
So, my next step is to replace the exhaust with a louder and deeper tone, I want to hear it when riding.
Any suggestions on what brand to go with? If you have replaced yours and have a sound clip or video I'd love to hear it.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2020, 04:28:29 AM by Ardel »

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Re: Louder Exhaust Sound
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 07:16:41 AM »
Sound is significantly muffled at the catalytic converter on many bikes - I assume the same to be true of the TEX/T1200. Putting on a new muffler doesn't change anything much.

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Re: Louder Exhaust Sound
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 10:24:46 AM »
There are lots of existing threads on aftermarket cans. Try searching for Scorpion.
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Re: Louder Exhaust Sound
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 10:58:44 AM »
I found out that suppressing most of the wind noise actually made my exhaust noise much more present.
Cheap and simple ;-)

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Re: Louder Exhaust Sound
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 01:27:17 PM »
You will probably need to decat the bike to make it louder.  My Arrow doesn't have a baffle.

You could take the muffler off completely and see how loud it is to determine how much affect the muffler has versus the cat.   Then you can decide if you need to decat or if you need to change/fix your muffler.

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Re: Louder Exhaust Sound
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2020, 04:58:27 PM »
I realize you have an 18 model and I have an 15 model, but there shouldn't be that much sound difference. I installed the Scorpion exhaust and feel it is deeper and more tasteful sound over the Arrow pipe. With that being said , I still think about the decat. idea.

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Re: Louder Exhaust Sound
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2020, 06:08:39 PM »
I had a 15 mark 1 and fitted an arrow and it was definitely louder and had a lovely overrun, my 19 mark 3 xca came with an arrow fitted and it's definitely quieter and less overrun.


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Re: Louder Exhaust Sound
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2020, 10:58:27 PM »
Agree with all of this, my 2015 with a Skorpion can sounded a lot meatier than my 2018 with the Arrow.

Haven't tried this but might be better than de-catting the original headers...

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Re: Louder Exhaust Sound
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 12:10:59 AM »
There must be an awfully big difference between gen1 and gen3. I can easily hear my gen1 TEX with Arrow exhaust while wearing 33 Db earplugs and I'm deaf. No really, I am legally deaf without my hearing aids. The other day I woke up from a nap and saw my wife was vacuuming and thought 'that's weird, why doesn't she turn the vacuum on?'
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Re: Louder Exhaust Sound
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 01:36:32 AM »
Thank you all for the information, it's very much appreciated!

 


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