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|11-24-2019 07:01 PM|
Some cat systems are restrictive.
Kitchen sink basket strainer has been used in exhaust pipes as baffles..
Bar strainers are slightly smaller.
Look up the Riley mod. Google: vtxoa: riley mod
I saw the 1st and 3rd pages searching for images.
|11-24-2019 06:29 PM|
|senecagreen||about an inch past the catalyic converter is a plate that looks like a shower drain. Once I get all the cat out I will be able to see of there is a tube connected to it. I think the effect of removing the cat from the muffler will be like deleting the resonator from your oem exhaust on your truck. Slightly more volume without a change in tone.|
|11-24-2019 12:08 PM|
Originally Posted by senecagreen View Post
Tractor mufflers were used on another VTX once.
|11-24-2019 09:52 AM|
|senecagreen||I have a 1800c with stock unmodified exhaust. I found another stock c exhaust and am in the process of removing the cat from the front of the muffler. so far I half about half of it removed. I was suprised to find it is at least 6" long. Will take some pics of before, during and after so you can see the design of the muffler which is what I was curious about...I dont want to drill out the back of the muffler. I suspect removing the cat will give a noticeable increase in volume but not be too loud. I am no engineer. The Honda engineers that designed this muffler know more about sonic waves, reversion, backpressure, etc. than I do. I am sure they used a high flow catalytic converter since it is so long. I expect to enhance the stock sound without making it sound crappy. The beauty of having another stock muffler to work on is if I destroy the muffler or make it sound crappy I can always put the original back on lol I will try to find a db meter so I can record the actual difference at idle and mid rpm.|
|09-05-2019 07:32 PM|
Originally Posted by Old Cruiser View Post
The only issue I had is that until I put the Cobra FI2000R controller on, was constant popping on deceleration. With the programmer, I have no more popping and am still getting an average of 40 mpg. I did run some 4" long baffles from J&P for a while, since the newly modded output pipe is a standard larger size. I didn't run them long as it wasn't the sound that I was after.
Best of luck! You have already made the right decision by riding a VTX.
|09-05-2019 12:08 AM|
Here is a link for the sound on mine with this mod. I hope you can see it.
|09-04-2019 11:55 PM|
|gonzvj||That is not my bike. I just made that mod on mine.|
|09-04-2019 10:54 PM|
Originally Posted by gonzvj View Post
|09-04-2019 10:14 PM|
Check this exhaust mod out. I did it 2 years ago and I am very happy with the results.
|09-03-2019 11:40 PM|
Originally Posted by backstabber View Post
I agree, I have done that same change years ago and the sound is much better than stock but they still look like the stock stacked R pipes that I like. I also run the baffles to quiet them down to a sound I can stand. The offset crank pins of VTX 1800 will never sound like a HD or even the VTX 1300 which operate from a single crank pin setup!
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