Hi does anyone know if any manufacturer has produced any Exhausts yet??
How long before somebody starts experimenting with drilling holes in the stock baffles? A friend if mine got an awesome sound out of his stock Valkyrie mufflers (the old Valk, not the new one) by drilling straight into each of the three tubes coming out of each can and then trimming off the 'pig ears'. Sounds like a Ferrari now, without the obnoxious loudness of some full systems like the Cobra 6-packs.
Trouble with our bikes is, it's tough getting really a good sound out of a V-4 -- it's not as simple as just stuffing an open baffle in a pipe. I heard one system on a ST1300 (I think it was Two Brothers) that sounded pretty nice, but then I've also heard several on various Magnas that sounded like crap.
Myself, I wouldn't want anything too much louder than the stock system on the CTX -- maybe just a little more rumbly. Which would probably make me shy away from anything from Cobra, as most of what I've heard (and owned) from them are just loud.
I too contacted Cobra. They are 30 minutes from my house. They have zero interests in making an exhaust for the CTX . Not even a custom slip on. I contacted 2 Bros and they said they'd give it a look in August when race season is over. It's kinda crappy how Honda makes the bike only 1 year . It makes the accessory industry not make anything for it.I've contacted COBRA to see if they're going to be offering any exhaust or slip on mufflers for the CTX and they told me that as of right now they don't know when or if they will be offering any. :350x700px-LL-66dd6d I hope that they do sometime here in the near future, cause I will most likely be getting them. I know they offer some for the F6B, so maybe they will offer some for the CTX soon.
I do too, like the look of the stock pipes. I would love to have a little more rumble/growl. Who could drill outlets for me?This is weird...because you would never consider owning a Harley unless you have changed the pipes to something aftermarket. The Harley's I have owned, I purchased new and drove them with the stock pipes for about 3 days, and just had to, had to go get some pipes. On any other machine, it seems they aren't as relevant.
My ST1300 had a set of slip-on's that gave it a mellow tone that when you cracked the throttle, they would growl. I enjoyed them, because when you rode with a pack of bikes, you could hear the bike ok, and it would get peoples attention as I would leave them in the dust because of the tone at full tilt.
I probably will keep the pipes stock on the CTX, but have experience drilling the "outlets" and that seems to be a cheap mod that gives the bike a little more character. I did this to my Yamaha Bolt and it worked very well. I do like the look of the stock pipes, the chrome looks great and I like the size of them, they appear proportional to the length of the bike and I don't want to alter that stock look.
Ding ding. Yes, this exactly.Every bike I ever owned I would add an exhaust but on the last bike I regretted it because It had a stereo and I could never hear it also I started having headaches and my ears started bothering me. Every time I did an exhaust then I had to add a fuel processer then add an air kit and if you got lucky it all worked good together. If not I'd change things, It all became a MONEY PIT which I always regretted and it never ended. The CTX is a fresh start for me and I love the way it sounds.. I plan on putting the money on convenience and comfort instead of messing with the exhaust.. This bike runs so good I don't want to mess with it..
I did a high-temp paint treatment on the complete exhaust (headers to silencers) on my Triumph Bonneville..worked perfectly well. I used Ace Hardware's brand of high-temp paint.I like my bikes quiet, and I'm not fan if altering stock exhausts. What I would like, however, is for the cylindrical portion to be black instead of bright stainless. If I had any confidence in high temperature paint, I'd have done it by now.