exhaust tips

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exhaust tips

Postby odewing » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:25 pm

I have been seeing alot of exhaust tips being added. What does this do to a stock exhaust? [GL 1100], does it make it quieter or just cosmetics.

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Re: exhaust tips

Postby NKYWinger » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:59 pm

+1I'd like to lengthen mine just a bit; get it past the saddlebags...

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Re: exhaust tips

Postby themainviking » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:50 pm

It is sorta half and half. Mine are more cosmetic than functional, but they do turn the exhaust downward so that my trailer does not get any soot, if there is any. The pretty triple tips and the louvered tips are likely more cosmetic, with very little function. More function could likely be derived from complete exhaust replacement by Cobra style pipes and those power loop pipes.
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