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Trying to fix my awful sounding exhaust
The previous owner gutted the exhaust, but did a bad job, so now it's still quiet but sounds raspy. I want to try to make it sound better while making it a little bit louder. Right now my funds are tight, so please refrain from the typical "just buy a slip-on" comments. I'll eventually get a slip-on, and maybe a full system, but I just want to fix my current exhaust for now.
I thought I'd go straight pipe, but I don't want to be too obnoxious. I have seen a video of a CBR with a straight pipe and it sounds way too raspy. At idle it sounds beautiful, but other than that it's pretty bad.
So now my idea is to put in a glasspack as a muffler. I've seen 2 threads on here about it, but the most recent one is 6 years old. People seemed to like the sound, but the videos that were posted have gone missing. I saw a picture of a short cherry bomb fitted to a CBR, and it looked pretty bad. Very out of place. What I was thinking of doing is hiding it inside the stock can. So I'd basically cut off the stock can, weld in a glasspack, and weld the shell of the stock can back over it. This way, I'd still be able to use the stock mounts and it would look stock.
Opinions? Does anyone have any videos of CBR's with glasspacks? Any other ideas on how I could make my exhaust sound better without spending too much? I'm trying to limit myself to under $50, and I can get a glasspack for $25 or so.
Thanks. Cheers boys.
2006 CBR600RR - First and current bike
2000 Subaru Outback - First and current cage
1982 CB650SC - Fixed and sold
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