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Hi All,
I finally got a 2014 Versys. My other bike is a KTM 690, so the extra cylinder, smoothness, and comfort have me very happy.

I really like the look of the stock exhaust, and how it looks seamless on the bike, but the sound is just too damn quiet. I don't long for an ultra loud, look at me bitch, type of sound, just a little more bark. Is there any somewhat easy way to achieve this with the stock exhaust? I cannot weld.

I read about taking out the snorkels in the airbox, but can't find much more.

Thanks
 

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Mine seems louder to me the more I ride it.
 

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Hi All,
I finally got a 2014 Versys. My other bike is a KTM 690, so the extra cylinder, smoothness, and comfort have me very happy.

I really like the look of the stock exhaust, and how it looks seamless on the bike, but the sound is just too damn quiet. I don't long for an ultra loud, look at me bitch, type of sound, just a little more bark. Is there any somewhat easy way to achieve this with the stock exhaust? I cannot weld.

I read about taking out the snorkels in the airbox, but can't find much more.

Thanks
Not much you can do except get a new zorst can.
It will be louder and it will be a hell of a lot lighter than stock.

Not worth taking out the snorkels from the air box... you will loose a bit of torque from low and mid range.
 

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I actually improved the sound of my stock muffler very easily. I know you're all expecting some joke about how i threw it in the bin/cut the back off/replaced it with a trumpet etc... But all i did was (the squeamish amongst you should properly leave now) i sharpened a 10mm Steel bar, bowed it slightly, fed it into my exhaust as far as it would go and then hit it with a lump hammer until it touched the front wall of the silencer! Tried that. Not enough so i went again. Twice. 3 holes altogether. It's not super loud and it's certainly nowhere close to an aftermarket can but it cost me ?2 (about $2 i think!). Bearing in mind my catalytic converter is still intact (meaning the bike is technically still legal. Very important here in germany) its definitely an improvement.

Hear for yourself on one of my videos...

https://youtu.be/wa20uY68fNo
 

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I actually improved the sound of my stock muffler very easily... I sharpened a 10mm Steel bar, bowed it slightly, fed it into my exhaust as far as it would go and then hit it with a lump hammer until it touched the front wall of the silencer! Tried that. Not enough so i went again. Twice. 3 holes altogether.

https://youtu.be/wa20uY68fNo
I remember seeing that muffler puncture mod, but I can't find it!

You sound like Jenson Button in your amazing videos! :surprise:
 

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I actually improved the sound of my stock muffler very easily. I know you're all expecting some joke about how i threw it in the bin/cut the back off/replaced it with a trumpet etc...

https://youtu.be/wa20uY68fNo
Ah, the famous (or infamous) bafflectomy. This was a fairly popular thing with Concours owners...I think that the PO of my 2000 had performed this procedure. It wasn't obnoxious, but I still found it annoying, but I fall strongly into the camp of "street motorcycles should be quiet".
 

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Thanks for the info - Is there a thread someone can point me in that has the info about this puncture mod? You are making it sound very easy, but thought id still ask.
 

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I have the 9" Delkevic. It is loud and throaty. Cagers definitely know I am around. Might be a tad loud for my neighbors when I come home at odd hours. I think it looks marvelous as well!!
 

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