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I am looking to buy a muffler for my GSX-R600 and i want to know the differences between the three kinds of exhausts. what are some weights, noise levels, costs?
i am new to this so all the help i can get is great
does anyone know where i can get some spec sheets?
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There is a huge variety of exhausts out there. Basically, any slip on exhaust will not alter the performance noticeably, and there is more variance in sound between manufacturers than there is between materials. In terms of weight - none of the weights are going to vary enough to be significant, so spec sheets aren't too useful. If you just want the bling, get the one that looks best to you. It won't actually work any better than a stock can.

Full exhaust systems are a different story, and one can potentially gain some power and lose some weight over the stock exhaust, although professional ECU remapping on a dynomometer is generally required after installation. Again, not really worth it in my opinion except for competitive racing.

You might try searching out the Suzuki forum, or searching on gsxr.com, where the subject has been beaten to death.
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In order from heaviest to lightest and from cheapest to most expensive:

1. Stainless steel.

2. Titanium.

3. Carbon Fiber

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On my 2006 Gixxer 750 I went with a Yosh Titanium full system. I didn't want to be loud like so many do, so I elected to go with the mid-sized can on the side. I LOVE it.

The bike feels soooo much more lively and complete. It felt like the valving system and the computer just neutered the bike. I work in a bike shop and saw how carbon just doesn't hold up very well.

I was more interested in the performance mare than anything and for the minute weight difference I am happy with the titanium. Sounds good too... deeper tone than the stock.

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What is the outcome you are looking for? Performance? Or customization? Which leads to full exhaust or slip-on.

If you are not a track junkie and have accepted your bike for how fast it is now, I would just to a carbon fiber or titanium slip on.

What year is your bike? If it is carbed, do the slip on and jet the carbs. If it is f/i, slip on, air filter, and custome map.


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