SDrider went through this for a while. I called him a poosey and he got over it ;D
WTF?Thanks Zach, I'll try not to be a poosey
Two Brothers said I could repack it, but since it had so few miles it probably didn't need it. They did mention that twins were much harder on the packing than I4 motors.
Instead of doing anything about the exhaust noise, I bought myself a new Shoei RF-1000 helmet yesterday. MUCH quieter in there than in my old, worn-out RF-700. That helmet did last me 14 years, so I shouldn't complain.
I was also shocked that my local dealer sold it to me at the "dennis kirk" price. They even beat it by $4. Is it the economy, or did I just find a good dealer?
BTW, I saw the new R1 in person. WOW, nice bike...
Thanks guys (and gals)
Do you work for Shoei?WTF?
I won't wear a helm longer than 3 years.
Do you work for Shoei?
Really, I've heard that before. I don't replace the seatbelts in my car every three years. I would think a helmet should last longer too (assuming you don't drop it). Granted, 14 years is probably WAY on the long side to use one. Never dropped it. Never left it in the rain or sun. I could tell that the padding was getting less flexible, which is why I retired it.
I don't throw away aspirin when the expiration date passes either, but milk is a different story
Since his bike is an 02 it's likely a C2, if it's small or normal size, and a C5 if it's large. They are no accessories for it.
No, I don't, but I start to notice lots of dings and nicks as time goes by. Those dings and nicks are small collisions. Those collisions stress and even crack the shell.
Three years is a good life for a helm, especially when I'm paying about $150 each.
You say 14 years is too long. Why then? I just chose three years. It makes me comfortable.
They would do that because there isn't a better material. If you think about it the EPS foam inside the helmet is designed to absorb energy by compressing. In a crash it compresses in a plastic way, meaning it stays deformed.I don't understand why a manufacturer would use a material that would degrade over time, particularly on a safety product like a helmet. I wonder if the manufacturers have test data that show the decrease in effectiveness over time of their products?
You need the rear header and the can. You wont need the front pipe. Chalk one up for sensible people. I am sure selling your C2 would likely cover the cost of the stock system, since they are not really in demand. You might also offer to trade, since your rear header is already cut you could swap out the whole thing.I guess this is off topic, sorry about that. I am looking for a complete stock exhaust to replace my Two Brothers slip-on. I know, I'm a poosey