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October 07, 2013, 10:37:20 AM on

Offline LouisL (OP)

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Hi

I don't see an Introduction thread here but I am Louisl from South Africa- not even sure where this site is based.

Done a quick search but haven't found anything.

At present I happen to have two standard exhausts for my Tiger 800XC. So I thought instead of buying a new exhaust which is louder is there a way that I can change one of the ones I have to have a bit more grunt and sound to it?

Any advice will be appreciated.

PS I am an ignoramus to anything mechanical so a basic description which I can pass on to my more mechanically inclined friends will help.

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October 07, 2013, 11:14:18 AMReply #1 on

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You are right,there's no intro thread, folks tend to just drop in when they want something. This is a new question for the 800s, so it may take a while for someone to come back.  In the meantime, welcome and please fill in a bit of your profile, at least the general location. 

The site is America-based but has folks from all over the world.  Oh, and I've moved the thread where it belongs  :thumbsup
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I know one who tried it and regretted it, having to shell out for a new can after being sorely disappointed with the performance and ride ability.

I have a preference for Zard but Leovince and the other big names work almost as well, depends on your budget so better start saving your Rand for a new can.
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It appears we now have an intro section.  When did that happen????  :pimp
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It appears we now have an intro section.  When did that happen????  :pimp
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October 08, 2013, 07:09:26 AMReply #5 on

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Regarding Intro thread...when I wanted to join you guys I was looking around in fear as to where the intro thread was. In South African threads there are some guys that will jump on you when you dare to stick your head from your swamp and just ask for something..."who are you? What is your case just jumping into the middle of our conversation asking questions and we don't even know you" etc etc...

Then another thread was started. The "what not to do" thread. This one told the first group to NOT jump on new joiners since it is rude and new guys don't know where and what to post etc etc.

So if you just barge in you mostly cause a hell of a revolution- and I am not a revolutionary by nature  :icon_study:
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Not likely to happen here. Though most of us have one leg longer than the other from getting it pulled so often  :icon_wink:

I have a friend / work colleague in SA with an orange XC, he's either  Capetown or George, can't remember off hand.
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Welcome Louisl,

Glad you find the tiger family  :icon_salut:
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October 12, 2013, 07:54:13 AMReply #8 on

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Hi Slowmow :wave

Thanks for informing me of the good site! :notworthy
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Welcome Louise.
I've read several accounts over the years of people trying to modify a standard exhaust and they nearly always say it sounds like a fart in a tin can.  So my advice is to get an aftermarket end can.
I went for the LeoVinci and am very happy with the sound it makes on the power. I'm also very happy that most of the noise disappears when on a cruising throttle above 50mph so I don't suffer from the droning that some people complain about with some other cans.
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Welcome Louise.????

 :icon_lol: Did you just transform his gender ??
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Welcome Louise.????

 :icon_lol: Did you just transform his gender ??

I heard he'd had the op. No? Maybe too many "e" things in his food.  :bug_eye
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i had been reading some posts as a new member regarding exhausts - thought you'd like to see something amusing that i discovered whilst considering a new can, i came across this little gem.. (might i add i have no intention of modifying my own!!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QiBxte_drA   :^_^