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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-08-2002, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Dif. Between Slip Ons and Bolt oNs


Iknow I posted this once before, but I can't find the thread.

Looking to buy a new can within the next two weeks, but want to know what the difference is between a slip on and a bolt on. Or is there a difference? Is one better than the other?

I just don't want to order one online only to find out that I needed to get the other one!

Anyone with a '01 6R? if so, what did you get? *confused*
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-08-2002, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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I've narrowed it down (I think) to (in no particular order)

Two Bros

D & D

and Muzzy's

Do any of these (or any other s/o, or b/o) require any jetting? I'm hoping to stay away from that for now. Thanks.

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There is no difference between slip-on and bolt-on other than which one your bike is set up with. Some bikes (like the CBR900RR off the top of my head) have 3 bolts holding the muffler -or can- to the mid pipe. ~That is a bolt on.

Other bikes just have a muffler with a slightly larger diameter end piece that slips over the mid pipe and is held tight with a couple of springs. ~that is a slip-on.

~~~Same effect.

Just order the pipe for your bike and you'll get the right one.

In (just) my opinion, the Two Bros. is better quality than Muzzy or D&D.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-09-2002, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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I think you're the one who replied to this the first time!
Seriously, thanks. Mine is a bolt on, so I'm going with that.

You say Two Bros is better quality....what constitutes quality, so when I'm lookin', I don't buy the one that will fall apart.

I think, looking at the dyno on Two Bros web site, that their can makes about 2 more horsies than the D & D....but I"m not sure how they sound. Do you have any opinions on this?

Gracias, once again for the info!

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-09-2002, 08:34 PM
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Actually, honestly, Ive never had a D&D or Muzzy so take my opinion for what its worth....

I guess Im mainly judging by sound quality and the fact that I've had more than one Two Bros. and was very happy every time with the quality, sound and customer care from them -which means alot to me. I dont like really loud pipes which Muzzy and D&D both are....

My current bike has a Vance and Hines (I know, its loud ). I got VH because they seem to specialize in Kawasakis somewhat. Thats also why I went with Two Bros. and Erion Racing for my Hondas. So if that method of choosing works for you, go with it

Otherwise, good luck
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actually, you don't get a choice between bolt-on and slip-on, it's determined by the manufacturer's design. an easier example to see--all 97 and up GSX-R's have bolt-on exhaust. look at the can and you'll see it. r6/r1's have slip-on's.

personally, looking at your choices, i would buy the muzzy. i think they sound good. their build quality is on par w/ 2 bros. but they are cheaper.

you don't need to rejet with any pipe. you do to gain any performance from it. also rejetting will make your bike easier to ride (if done right). it's your choice, but i would definitely rejet it.


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Re: Dif. Between Slip Ons and Bolt oNs

Originally posted by Knight of Ni
Anyone with a '01 6R? if so, what did you get?
Got a Vance & Hines S4 Titanium slip-on. Thought the titanium finish more closely matched the frame finish than the aluminum did, but had to go on pix. I'm happy with it, but my criteria for a new can was:
1. Reasonably priced
2. Looks
3. Sound

The fact that it weights less is just icing on the cake. Hopefully it added some ooomph, but I can't tell, and as long as it didn't screw up anything, at's OK by me. The bike runs fine from idle to redline, with no hiccups/flat spots, etc. I'm not gonna mess with rejetting, etc. The oval shaped can also appears to be smaller than many I've seen, and I like the end cap on the V&H.

As far as sound, it has a deep rumble at idle (folks tell me it sounds more like a 9R) but starts turning into a high-pitched wail at around 4,000/6,000 RPM. Took a chance on the sound since I couldn't find one on a bike, but lucked out as the sound is 'zactly what I was looking for. Fortunately the sound is much mellower than some old V&H units I've heard, which were just plain loud! The noise level matches up pretty well with the intake howl on the 6R.
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If you are going for looks & sound --

---- then a slip-on or bolt-on will do the job. If you are looking for superior performance then you are wasting your money. You would need to go for a complete system.
Personally I leave the stock cans on & put the money to riding gear, new tyres or chains down the road.
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