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Offline r1pete

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Better sounds
« on: January 17, 2016, 02:44:42 pm »
I am loving this bike with all of its features, and will be putting many miles on it this year. It chugs miles like a biker chugs beer when partying!
As far as sounds, there are 2 areas that I believe need help for me to love the sounds as much as the rest of the bike.
First is music, who has modified the system with better/more speakers, amp(s) or any other way in this area of the bike.
As to my 2nd sound issue, is the exhaust, which really needs to sing better. I had the 1200 Explorer and had put a slip-on on it, Arrow brand, and it added the deep soulful sound of a triple, great sound!!
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Re: Better sounds
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2016, 02:51:58 pm »
Who has done an exhaust, either a slip-on or a complete exhaust? I see that the cat is welded to the headers so you cant just remove and replace without cutting and welding it.  Perhaps someone has removed the guts of the cat and put it back together?
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Re: Better sounds
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2016, 03:52:03 pm »
A number of us have changed the can. I went for a Carbon Remus hexacone

have a look here

I really like the sound... saves a few kilos in weight and looks good too.

For music I really don't use the bike speakers, you can't expect hi-fi sound from a motorcycle. Instead I have spliced into the speaker wires to provide a proper audio out which feeds to my Autocom/intercom helmet sound system.

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Re: Better sounds
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2016, 06:59:59 pm »
Hey r1pete.

Good questions. First I don't believe you can get good audio on a moving motorcycle yet HD is doing much to make me doubt that. Hence, I run Air Rider in helmet speakers hard wired [no blue tooth]. Audio comes from Garmin 660 micro SD card via J&M comms integrator. [audio quality rivals that of headphones]

Better exhaust note comes via Staintune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMaNK0_Q73w

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Re: Better sounds
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 09:39:56 pm »
Pipewerx slip-on for aesthetics and weight reduction.  Don't care for exhaust noise.  I wear earplugs and have no problem not hearing my engine.

Don't use the stock audio system.  If I could find some good use for the space now occupied by speakers, I would rip them out in a heartbeat.  I have my bluetooth headset paired directly to my smartphone for GPS guidance, podcast, phone, etc.
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Re: Better sounds
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 09:51:51 pm »
*Originally Posted by Volfy [+]
  If I could find some good use for the space now occupied by speakers, I would rip them out in a heartbeat. 

Something like ballast for Hi /Low HID's? Crossed my mind. Not much real estate up front once you get the Tupperware off.

YMMV

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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2016, 03:31:58 pm »
*Originally Posted by Studley [+]
Something like ballast for Hi /Low HID's? Crossed my mind. Not much real estate up front once you get the Tupperware off.
That was one of the first mods I attempted when I first got my TTSE.  I'm big fan of HID headlights, both bulb conversions and retrofit kits.  Unfortunately, I tried 2 sets of H4 HID bulbs and neither fit TTSE's headlight socket.  I even tried modifying the HID bulb base, but still no go.  :110:
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Re: Better sounds
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2016, 05:28:27 pm »
*Originally Posted by Volfy [+]
That was one of the first mods I attempted when I first got my TTSE.  I'm big fan of HID headlights, both bulb conversions and retrofit kits.  Unfortunately, I tried 2 sets of H4 HID bulbs and neither fit TTSE's headlight socket.  I even tried modifying the HID bulb base, but still no go.  :110:

Perhaps you and I can chat on what you have tried in more depth off line so we don't hijack the thread. PM you later?

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