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Simplify and add loudness

Yesterday I decided to have a go at installing the new exhaust on “deathtrap” my SV650. I’d been hesitating for a while for two reasons. First off I didn’t really want to hack off the stock exhaust, I’m really used to cars so the idea of a new exhaust not simply bolting up to existing flanges was kind of alien to me. Second, I didn’t want to make the bike too loud, lord knows my neighbors put up with a lot already from the FR-S.

Anyway, last night I “finally hit fuck it” and took a trip to my favorite toy store for some new kit.

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Gotta say, in hindsight I wish I’d gone with the larger electric model but I have air so generally try to prioritize that over other types of tools. I am so glad I didn’t attempt with a hacksaw though. That would have taken forever!

After some awkward cutting angles and cursing due to my pigheaded refusal to remove the exhaust and cut on the bench, I finally cut the last piece holding on the scratched to hell, heavy, ugly stock muffler. I actually didn’t realize there were two concentric pipes so I actually had to cut the whole perimeter twice.

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Anyway, really glad to see this thing go away, it was the last big piece left over from my crash last year and the bike looked a lot worse for it. Looks way better now!

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