RS5 Thoughts - 600RR.net
Exhaust & Fuel Delivery Tips on how to get the most out of your bike

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-25-2016, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
RS5 Thoughts

Been living with the new slip-on for a week and overall pretty happy with it. The sound note is lower then stock. The stock had a high pitch sound that was tiring. I think the RS5 "sounds" quieter then stock with the baffle in it, but I am sure the decibels are more. The tone is lower making it seem quieter. Baffle out louder, but tolerable. I am not a fan of loud, but could live with it. At highway speeds the wind is more of an issue for the rider. With baffle, sound is perfect for me and others in the group. Son said he feels a difference. He said front end will come up in second flirting with red-line. He said it did not happen with stock. I am skeptical about that, but I have noticed a little smoother experience through the gears.

I thought the stock muffler looked right for the bike. The RS5 looks good, but not as well blended as stock. On my 2015 the can makes contact with the tail. I was disappointed it did not have a bracket that lowered it a little bit for an air gap. I like some other methods that use the stock mounts. I plan to install some high heat shielding. Installing the bracket bolt was very time consuming. A 90 degree box wrench and small universal socket got it done. There has to be a better way.

I almost did not get it for the recommended re-packing every 5,000 miles. My son rides 1000 miles a month. The price was right so will probably replace it in two riding seasons with something different. Hopefully it will last 10,000 miles. The baffle in may be harder on packing not sure. May try to do one re-pack, but will not do it twice. Scorpion claims no re-packing, what is different? Better material?

Overall satisfied. Great sound, very quiet with baffle, looks good, feels smoother with no weird power peaks/valleys with baffle in. Have not run enough with baffle out to comment. Disappointed in tail contact and low miles between packing. I just wanted to get away from that high frequency stock wine. I was not sure if just a slip-on would solve the problem so did not want to spend a lot of money to find out. The RS5 solved the issue.
OFFtheGRID is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-12-2016, 05:54 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
jawsolsen333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Darien, IL
Posts: 592
Thanks: 60
Thanked 45 Times in 39 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by OFFtheGRID View Post
Been living with the new slip-on for a week and overall pretty happy with it. The sound note is lower then stock. The stock had a high pitch sound that was tiring. I think the RS5 "sounds" quieter then stock with the baffle in it, but I am sure the decibels are more. The tone is lower making it seem quieter. Baffle out louder, but tolerable. I am not a fan of loud, but could live with it. At highway speeds the wind is more of an issue for the rider. With baffle, sound is perfect for me and others in the group. Son said he feels a difference. He said front end will come up in second flirting with red-line. He said it did not happen with stock. I am skeptical about that, but I have noticed a little smoother experience through the gears.

I thought the stock muffler looked right for the bike. The RS5 looks good, but not as well blended as stock. On my 2015 the can makes contact with the tail. I was disappointed it did not have a bracket that lowered it a little bit for an air gap. I like some other methods that use the stock mounts. I plan to install some high heat shielding. Installing the bracket bolt was very time consuming. A 90 degree box wrench and small universal socket got it done. There has to be a better way.

I almost did not get it for the recommended re-packing every 5,000 miles. My son rides 1000 miles a month. The price was right so will probably replace it in two riding seasons with something different. Hopefully it will last 10,000 miles. The baffle in may be harder on packing not sure. May try to do one re-pack, but will not do it twice. Scorpion claims no re-packing, what is different? Better material?

Overall satisfied. Great sound, very quiet with baffle, looks good, feels smoother with no weird power peaks/valleys with baffle in. Have not run enough with baffle out to comment. Disappointed in tail contact and low miles between packing. I just wanted to get away from that high frequency stock wine. I was not sure if just a slip-on would solve the problem so did not want to spend a lot of money to find out. The RS5 solved the issue.
not sure what could be different between the 2 packing materials, but I highly doubt a lot of people follow the manufacturer instructions as to when to get a proper re-pack. I know I certainly wont ever do it. Just one of those things I dont care for nor will I feel with hurt anything in the long run.
jawsolsen333 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-13-2016, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is it possible to just buy the RS5 slip-on minus the mid pipe? Maybe it would then be cheap enough to replace every other season?

AT
OFFtheGRID is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 600RR.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome