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Old 03-17-2004, 07:51 AM
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Hello everyone. I just joined here and I have a question about my bike. I have a 93 Honda Shadow 600. I want it to sound a little tougher. Is there any inexpensive way to do this or do I need to buy pipes for it?
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Old 03-17-2004, 10:53 AM
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Any bike I've heard where the owner took an inexpensive route to making some more exhaust noise, by reducing the amount of chambering inside the mufflers or eliminating the chambered areas completely did not sound good. Yes they were louder, but the sound is not pleasant. J.C. Whitney has really inexpensive clamp-on mufflers that might work on your bike and be fairly easy to install. This is just my opinion... someone with extensive knowledge on your exact bike might know better.
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Old 03-17-2004, 12:17 PM
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I'm sure with a hole saw with an extension rod attached you can gut the baffles, and get some more noise out of it. And some baffles are riveted in. If so, you can use a dremel tool to grind the rivet heads off (does it sound like I've done this sort of thing before? ) ....but remember if you do and don't like the resulting sound, your **** out of luck, there's no going back. You would then have to buy replacement stock pipes again., or as WooHoo suggested get some slip on's.
But what the hell, if I were you I would go for it ...have some fun !!!

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Old 03-17-2004, 09:41 PM
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Gut em But if its carbed I change the jetting. Dont know much about rice past 79.
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Old 03-18-2004, 08:15 AM
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FBR's right, and we've probably all been there... I once took a long metal spike and a sledge hammer and rammed it all the way through a muffler to get more sound out of it. It worked, and I noticed no leaning condition. Eventually I replaced that Rube Goldberg setup with a proper loud exhaust and a jet kit. Like FBR said, give it a try, you might like it.
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Old 03-18-2004, 12:08 PM
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Thanks for the options. I don't want to put money into the bike because I plan on buying a Harley in a couple of years.
Thanks for the welcome
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Old 03-18-2004, 03:12 PM
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Welcome Blue Eyes: I am not sure if i can add anything to help you. I just had the stage 1 upgrade (pipes and air cleaner) installed on my Road King and am happy with the results. Similar products are probably available for your bike but may be expensive. Good luck.
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