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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-16-2006, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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New exhaust for my 05 gixxer

well...i ordered my first "performance" part for my bike yesterday...

Yoshimura RS-3 Stainless bolt-on exhaust. got it brand new for 250.00 incl. shipping on ebay!!!! i think thats a good price since the cheapest i could find it from a website was like 299.99 + 14.95 shipping.


big week...spent 240.00 on front/rear stands....and now 250.00 on an exhaust!

hope this pipe has the sound i want...LOUD! lol
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I have the Yosh RS-3 on my 7R and it is loud (when riding alone), but not as loud as say a D&D. Actually, it's pretty quiet compared to my wifes zx6e with Cobras F1S's. We rode together Friday night and I could hear her come up from behind over my Yosh.
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Yosh can be loud when goosing the throttle but I would never call then LOUD.




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Yosh can be loud when goosing the throttle but I would never call then LOUD.
That's an accurate statement.
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Yosh can be loud when goosing the throttle but I would never call then LOUD.

ok..well alot louder than stock? lol.....I guess i should find out by this weekend hopefully....ill throw her on within an hour or receiving it!

distinctive tone?

i was looking at D&D cause their prices arent bad either...but they look "cheap" to me....and my buddy said they are obnoxiously loud sometimes but not always a great sounding exhaust, just loud.


then i was big into the akrapovic titanium pipe....but I dont feel like dropping 430 bucks for a bolt on right now.....i think this pipe is fine. they all do the same thing.
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I HATE D&D pipes... they are cheaply made and sound like garbage. The loudest you can get isn't always the best sounding pipe!!!

Most of your new sportbikes can be muffled by a lawn mower. Any decent aftermarket pipe will be better than stock!!!

Yosh makes very nice stuff and can give you great hp gains! You'll like it!!




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thats what i like to hear!!!
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I agree. I wouldn't spend 430 bucks on just a slip-on. I did have a problem with my Yosh this weekend though. I noticed the last time it was pretty cool in the am that I had a leak when I started her up to leave for work. I decided to remove the gasket that was all deformed and use the high-temp RTV silicone gasket maker. Well, as I was removing the three bolts that hold my Yosh in place, I noticed that they were extremely difficult to remove this time. It got so bad that it felt like the bolt would soon break because of the torque I had to apply in order to remove them. Once I removed the bolts, there was metal in between the threads. Long story short, I removed as much metal as I could and prayed the bolts didn't strip or break once they were re-installed. Needless to say, I won't be removing my pipe until I have a replacement.
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Well I put a crap load of miles on my Micron and right before I sold the bike i took it apart to see how the packing looked.... it was all there and in GREAT condition. I was more than pleased with my Micron pipe!




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Yosh, Micron.....hummmm!
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got my pipe installed about an hour ago!...VERY HAPPY WITH IT!

the rs-3 has a nice low rumble to it and a nice bassy overtone at speed.....

it was smoking!!! literally after I ran the bike down the gas station!....i guess the packing is wearing in....

overall..nice quality...good fit...looks great....and Im happy with the tone of the exhaust now!
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Yeah they will all smoke on the first start up or so... its actually all the stuff in and on the pipe to keep it looking all clean!




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well...i actually cleaned the outside of the pipe with rubbing alcohol before i started the bike up for the 1st time.....that way the outside was completely free of contaminents and nothing could "burn" into the finish.
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Picture of the new pipe installed...


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Gixx, that bike is looking sweet right there! Enjoy the new pipes, and remember "Loud pipes save lives"
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This is nice even though I'm still undecided on what I'm going to get. I may as well get another Two Bros. After all I do love the sound.
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This is nice even though I'm still undecided on what I'm going to get. I may as well get another Two Bros. After all I do love the sound.
Seem to work well with the Honda's too.

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well...i actually cleaned the outside of the pipe with rubbing alcohol before i started the bike up for the 1st time.....that way the outside was completely free of contaminents and nothing could "burn" into the finish.
Well then as you said...just the packing... either way it looks nice!




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thanks for the compliments guyz!!!
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