Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Athabasca, Alberta, short season & huge bugs
Honda cruisers are not fans of aftermarket pipe systems. The carbed bikes need serious re-jetting and the EFI bikes would do very well with a custom fuel map and PCIII or later. Plus, with the engine design and offset crank pins, they don't sound all that great with open pipes either. On the 1500/1800 Wing pipes like Torquemaster or V&H have no issues that I know of as long as the pipes are fully baffled. The 1800 EFI you can put on the Loopz and run one set of baffles only with no burps at all. I've run mine open just to hear it and it was LOUD but kinda sweet for about 10 minutes. I run them with dual baffles in each side and it has some drone on the highway but I don't find it annoying. Not sure what anyone close behind me might think, I never ride behind myself so. Not like a Screaming Eagle 103/110 or bigger though that's for sure. If I ever do get the desire to go "quiet" again, I still have the stock system.
grab all the kicks you can baby, you only make this scene once!
current rides: '09 GL1800AD "SENSHI"; 2003 RVT1000r (RC51) track bike... certified m/c addict. IDMWT #12. GWRRA #028890