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Jardine to loud for you?

Hey all, I put the Jardine pipe on my Versys two days ago and while I really enjoy the sound its a bit loud for my taste. The Jardine does come with a insert that is supposed to drop it a DB or two but in my opinion it made it louder in a bad way (higher pitch).

What I did was find a piece of 1" diameter pipe about 7 inches long and welded it to the provided insert. I put the pipe inside the insert so that about 1.5 inches sticks out the open end (towards the back of the bike) and the rest is inside towards the muffler. I tack welded it in 5 spots on the inside of the insert. Basically I made a ghetto P-Tip

I popped it in the can and WOW, its about half as loud as before but with a nice growl to it. I really like it. I need to take it out on the highway for an extended ride to make sure the can doesnít over heat but I think I have a winner here.

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Hey Mike, interesting solution for the sound. I wasted a whole day yesterday mounting up a Cherry bomb muffler that I ended up taking off because it was to loud and killed the low and mid range. How did your Jardine run? Also with the CB install, it ends up to close to the rear wheel and I had some concern about heat on the tire. I'm listening close here for your report. Mike
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Butt dyno says the bike runs stronger with the Jardine (power wheelies easier than normal). I didnt notice any loss with the insert installed but I need to take it on the freeway yet. I will post up what I think after a "normal" ride as opposed to ripping around the block.

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Gee, a picture of the getto tip would be nice.

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Happy to report the bike runs just fine and the sound is perfect in my opinion. Its to bad Jardine didnt weld up the insert like I did from the get go. I do not notice any loss in power and the sound is about half of what it was. I am going to spray some flat black on the insert tonight but this is what it looks like currently.




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@GTIV20Turbo

I have the same bike and pipe and I love the sound but it's a bit too loud for me. I found this thread and I will try the same modification than you. (maybe a bit shorter pipe)

Do you still have your V?
How's the pipe modification after months of riding?

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@GTIV20Turbo

I have the same bike and pipe and I love the sound but it's a bit too loud for me. I found this thread and I will try the same modification than you. (maybe a bit shorter pipe)

Do you still have your V?
How's the pipe modification after months of riding?

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I did something similar. I welded a pipe to the inside edge of the spud, then capped it off. SLOTTED the backside of the new extension. Sounds MUCH quieter, with a totally different tone. Cannot tell from the outside, unless you look INTO the spud.
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I did something similar. I welded a pipe to the inside edge of the spud, then capped it off. SLOTTED the backside of the new extension. Sounds MUCH quieter, with a totally different tone. Cannot tell from the outside, unless you look INTO the spud.
If I understand your modification, the slot is the exhaust port.
May I ask you:
How big is the pipe you use?
How big is the slot you made?

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I'll remove it for you and take a pic. It'll be uploaded tomorrow.....

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I'll remove it for you and take a pic. It'll be uploaded tomorrow.....
Wow! Thank you very much for your time... It is greatly appreciated!
I'm not in a rush... Here in Montreal we have at least another month maybe more of hard waiting for the bike season to begin. I think you got a particulary hard winter in Massachusetts this year. I hope your wait will be short!

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Here they are.....
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it seems these pipe mods might provide some back pressure. is your fueling stock? if it is how does it run with this mod. gti20vturbo didnt mention if his fueling was stock but seemed happy with the results.
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it seems these pipe mods might provide some back pressure. is your fueling stock? if it is how does it run with this mod. gti20vturbo didnt mention if his fueling was stock but seemed happy with the results.
Yes, my fueling is stock. The area of the slot {>1"} is larger than the area of the pipes I.D. {1"....or for that matter very close to the Jardine insert opening , can't remember the exact calculation, but designed it so it wouldn't be an issue}. It runs great.

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always liked the looks,weight,and price,but was turned off by how loud buyers said it was. i thank you guys for the info. getting a piece of pipe as soon as the new jardine gets here! (197.00 shipped free-motosport.com)
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Even though it's too loud for me without the insert, for those times I want to make a "little" noise, it sounds FANTASTIC! Deep, throaty, and race-bike rasp on top....
Subdued and much less evil with the mod........

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cant wait!!! say,did you plug your pair valve hose?
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cant wait!!! say,did you plug your pair valve hose?
I did not. It runs very good as it is, no need.....IMHO....

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Great mod! Thank you Redline!
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