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Author Topic: Had my 2013 C5 since March. Looking for upgrades  (Read 44 times)

KommMaster

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Had my 2013 C5 since March. Looking for upgrades
« on: August 27, 2014, 08:28:17 AM »
I've had my Royal Enfield for several months now. I really love the bike, and people always tell me that it looks awesome. Except there's a couple problems. She's really...really quiet. I see the silencers they sell in the store, but seeing the word silencer doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy. Loud pipes save lives, and I'm looking into getting something louder, and that will also increase the performance a little bit. Also looking into exchanging the stock air intake for something else, but I don't really see anything other than a K&N air filter. I already purchased  a K&N filter, and it is the one from the catalog, but it doesn't fit quite right in the air box. If anyone could help me out here that'd be great. Also if you want to give me tips on anything about the bike I'd be really appreciative. Thanks for your time.
Edit: I almost forgot. I'm also looking into to getting a different seat. I'd like to be able to take my girl for a ride, but all I have is the solo, and the two seater's that I've seen don't really seem to fit the frame of the bike. My rear frame is all curves vs. the two seater frames are generally blocky.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2014, 08:41:55 AM by KommMaster »

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Re: Had my 2013 C5 since March. Looking for upgrades
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 10:08:04 AM »
Welcome, KommMaster!

I know it's not the quick answer you're looking for, but have you searched the archives?  There's gobs of info and advice and pics and video links for silencers, filters and seating for the C5.

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Re: Had my 2013 C5 since March. Looking for upgrades
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 04:39:19 PM »
I was not sold on the thump from the performance/sport RE silencers.  I tried the ceep-o universal shorty with no baffle and it was too much noise.  I've been using one like this, its baffle isn't strait through and I actually get some back pressure.  IMO its tolerably quiet at low RPM and plenty loud when I want it to be.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/15-Chrome-Exhaust-36-45-Silencer-Muffler-Tapered-Slash-Cut-Motorcycle-Universal-/181504374411?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item2a4280f68b 

I like the air box that St. Beardface posted you can source the parts from hardware and auto parts stores.  Have not tested it myself but I like it!! http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,12468.0.html
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KommMaster

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Re: Had my 2013 C5 since March. Looking for upgrades
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 06:18:38 PM »
Welcome, KommMaster!

I know it's not the quick answer you're looking for, but have you searched the archives?  There's gobs of info and advice and pics and video links for silencers, filters and seating for the C5.

Thanks. I'll definitely be taking a look through the archives, and thanks Jester for the links.

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Re: Had my 2013 C5 since March. Looking for upgrades
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 09:35:10 PM »
I like the air box that St. Beardface posted you can source the parts from hardware and auto parts stores.  Have not tested it myself but I like it!! http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,12468.0.html

Case in point!  I don't remember ever seeing that thread before.  Seek and ye shall find...  ;)