V-Star 650 Exhaust Sound

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by NetPlus Micro Computers \(Shaw Goh\), Jul 26, 2005.

  1. Just picked up a brand new Yamaha V-Star 650 'Custom'. Been reading up on
    it and came across web pages that describe drilling the stock exhaust for
    better sound. In particular, http://www.650ccnd.com/drillout.htm drilled 3x
    3/8" holes in each pipe through the baffle.

    Is this an OK thing to do? I am just hoping on a slightly louder, more deep
    sound. Definately don't want it to be too loud. I've always been used to
    much louder exhaust note and feel safer knowing that traffic can hear me
    NetPlus Micro Computers \(Shaw Goh\), Jul 26, 2005
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  2. NetPlus Micro Computers \(Shaw Goh\)

    Yeowow Guest

    Depending what state you live in, it might be more beneficial to just
    purchase a set of after markets.

    Drilling the stock exhaust just makes it easier for someone to give you
    lots fo tickets if they're in the mood, and if you do need to pass the
    noise regulations at some point, you'll be needing an unmodified stock
    exhaust as far as I know as I havn't seen a set of pipes for it anywhere
    that have the required details on it.

    I have the 650 Classic and put a set of Jardine Slipon Slash Cuts onto
    it, and just cruising around it won't gather you too much unwanted
    attention, it'll still be loud enough when you want to actually cause
    some noise ;)
    Yeowow, Jul 26, 2005
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