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03-14-2006 01:35 PM
Smitty 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.
03-13-2006 08:13 PM
qiknes
Re: Exhaust for EX500

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Originally posted by sdawg83
So I just bought a '91 Ex500 (my first bike) and am absolutely loving it. I have started saving up for my next bike. In the meantime, I have ridden my buddies FZR600 and love the way his yoshimura exhaust sounds. What options are there for the 1991 EX500 as far as exhaust goes? Some performance gain would be nice, but I guess it would mostly be for a deeper sound. Also, I think I would just go with a slip on to save on time and money (might only keep the bike a few more months… maybe longer if I can afford another bike without having to sell this one).
I had a 92 and put a Muzzy on it. They do not sound like a 600 as has already been mentioned but it sounded good. Deep throaty, and loud when you get on it! None of my riding buddies liked riding behind me.
02-10-2006 09:51 PM
zxrider
EX-500 pipe

Well, I know that several companies make 2 into 1 pipes for that bike, but the sound is TOTALLY different than an inline-4 engine. It won't sound anything like your buddy's FZR.

Given the cost, and the fact that you are thinking of upgrading to another bike anyway, I'd just leave it stock.
01-09-2006 05:15 PM
sdawg83
Exhaust for EX500

So I just bought a '91 Ex500 (my first bike) and am absolutely loving it. I have started saving up for my next bike. In the meantime, I have ridden my buddies FZR600 and love the way his yoshimura exhaust sounds. What options are there for the 1991 EX500 as far as exhaust goes? Some performance gain would be nice, but I guess it would mostly be for a deeper sound. Also, I think I would just go with a slip on to save on time and money (might only keep the bike a few more months… maybe longer if I can afford another bike without having to sell this one).

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