I recently purchased a new old stock (23 miles, first registered for sale with Truimph in 9/12) 09 Bonneville SE. As most before me, I have been desperate to upgrade the exhaust, but my need for immediate gratification, and my hesitation to spend 500+ at the dealer when other options are available had me in a perpetual state of limbo. The bike was completely stock in every way, except for what I did today.
I bought 4 15" tapered chrome shortys a few months ago at my local Iron Pony on clearance for a Honda project. They appear to have some baffling in them, but there does not appear to be any way to make adjustments or add packing material. They are labelled "Pro Sport Part No 480-0658" I am fairly certain that they are identical to these :
These guys had been sitting in my garage on the shelf staring me in the face for months. Well, I broke down today and installed two of these on the Bonneville. I think that they sound incredible. That being said, they are pretty loud. I did not run the bike with open pipes before the install for comparison, but they are nowhere near the open pipe volume of other bikes I have heard so I am guessing most would find it acceptable. I met up with someone last month with a TBS with D&D 3-3 pipes and the D&D was significantly louder then these if that comparison helps. The D&D was almost nauseating it was so loud - these are nowhere close.
Still trying to decide on keeping these, or going with TORS or something else. Right now, they are just mounted to the pipes and not the frame for testing in the garage. It appears that the mounting brackets will need to be bent to make them fit, and I have to sort the kickstand stop issue as well. I am also aware I will need a tune from the dealer.
How are the other solutions (other than the TORS which i imagine address it like the standard mufflers) addressing the kickstand?
I posted a video on Youtube - tell me what you think:
I paid about $20 each for these things, so really I am only about $40.00 in to this upgrade. Pretty tempting to keep them if I can sort the mounting and kickstand.
will update with pics once I can shrink them.