Stick with the stock exhaust system to even the can. You are thinking of upgrading & said modification the buyer will not like to pay for your preference in sound & appearance.
I had a Honda CB400f at the start of Cafe Racer form, though still more to do if I was going to be satisfied. The Yamaha people knew what I was asking for the bike in said form & said they would sell it for me & so credit on my '80 Yamaha RD-350LC.
After a month plus they phoned to say someone was buying it, but do I have some parts still left over to put it back to regular form.
Along he comes wanting stock handlebars rather then my Renthal flat bars, regular footrests rather then my rear-sets, the pillion footrests, the regular saddle, back to rear shocks rather then the 2.5" longer S&W, back with the signal lights & some other things. I never bothered to tell him the tyres were, at the time, the top's being Dunlop TT-100 feeling he would want those, nor did I tell him I had done extensive work on the f/forks, or had changed it from point to pointless ignition system.
He was pretty well a beginner so pleased he did not have it into a shop as they would be bewildered over the internal changes of the f/fork internals or pointless ignition system. Fortunately he piled it into a cage & end of his riding days, so no problems to me.
Only managed to sell the h/bars, rear sets, rear shocks, & that was about it. Which is proof he wanted it as stock as possible & I ended up putting it back to what looked like normal so half a day work on the bike-------just that the Yamaha DT-350LC was the hot item. Fortunately the Honda had not gone through the other changes & more costs for me. By the way I left the stock four into one exhaust & regular can on the bike. Also if I had left the bike stock I would not have had to replace all the above nor would said money have been wasted, but being one that modified stock bikes to cafe racer form this was the start of a two plus yr project & alredy it was leaving Yamaha air cooled 350s behind on the straights & especially when it came to bends.
Last edited by Smitty; 03-14-2006 at 01:38 PM.