I have the Arrow 2 into 2 pipes on my 09 Bonnie and although delighted with their fit and quality of construction, I feel they're a little too quiet with the DB inserts fitted, and far too noisy with them removed.
Don't get me wrong, it's a magnificent sound that never fails to bring a smile to my face and at high revs it's spine tingling.
One problem is running around towns and frightening passers by.
One such instance happened last weekend:
You see the Bonnie won't just start by pushing the button. The throttle has to be tweaked a tad and the throttle response is so fast and sharp, that you get a sort of instant explosion of sound and hot gases issuing from the open end.
Just last weekend I'd stopped at a rest area and when I got going again I failed to notice a little girl standing behind the bike. She burst out crying in a loud and embarrassing manner, I had to effect a fast getaway to avoid being handbagged by her mother. Tried to make my excuses over the din of the pipes and the wailing brat, but to no avail. The mother who had an incipient moustache and was suspiciously hairy, just intensified her attacks.
At 56 years old, this is not very cool or dignified,
I'm not ashamed or anything like that, but have to pretend I am, so I was thinking of modifying the DB killers for a bit more sound. I reasoned that a few more holes such as the ones already there should do it. Has anybody done this?. Can the sound with the Db killer inserts fitted be brought into a satisfying but reasonable level?.