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Has anyone had success in drilling out the pipes on the VTX 1800N? I did and want to make sure I do not need to drill deeper. any pics and suggestions is appreciated.
Big job ?? I saw one guy with the "F and N" stock pipes done and he said he sent them out to have done. There's a link to VTX exhaust exchange at the top of this page to ck out what they do, and I saw a tread bout doing that Mod some time ago.Has anyone had success in drilling out the pipes on the VTX 1800N? I did and want to make sure I do not need to drill deeper. any pics and suggestions is appreciated.
If his hearing was affected by riding with loud pipes, I'm not sure which direction they were pointed. While riding, the noise is nowhere near as loud as the noise of the wind. Now for people riding on my right side, it is a bit loud for them, but they can move as necessary. The tone on these pipes is a very very low note, not the ear piercing "blat" of most aftermarket pipes, and I have install just about all of them at one time or another.Well, you were a Honda tech so I'll take your word for it. Just seemed like the mufflers/ rightside saddlebag/ and right side footbord were much hotter than usual with the pipes drilled. I thought about doing something similar to your muffler mod but I read an old thread where a guy did the same thing- gutted the inside completely but went back to stock because his hearing was being affected for days after a long ride.
I am likely selling for cheap my stock drilled retro pipes to a buddy who damaged his mufflers when he layed his bike down. Maybe we'll take his old stock mufflers apart and see what we can come up with.
Why don't you post a video on you tube of the sound of your exhaust? Maybe get a 15-20 second idle period- some light revs- and get someone to tape the sound on a couple drive bys/ accelerating and decellerating?? Just a suggestion.