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Author Topic: One year and 8,000 miles in on a C5 classic  (Read 1286 times)

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Re: One year and 8,000 miles in on a C5 classic
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2014, 04:06:39 AM »
I'm not sure what the EFI silencer weighs but it's got to be less than the torpedo the original RE's come with. 

That OEM silencer has got to weigh over 12 pounds. :(
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Re: One year and 8,000 miles in on a C5 classic
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2014, 11:48:47 PM »
I'll look into it. I actually like the looks of that huge pipe. There have been a number of bikes with huge single exhausts that I loved the looks of, like the Hyosung GV650, Yamaha Roadstar Warrior, late '90s Honda Shadow ACE 750, and early 2000s Victory V92SC. Most of the owners of these bikes replaced them with skinny aftermarket pipes. I can tell how heavy it is just by wiggling it. The rear mount is very flexible, and I can see it breaking at some point. I can also see that as a possible cause of the header pipe/muffler weld cracking, due to vibration.

Ok, I believe I found it in the RE catalog, part #Z91510. Does it fit the 2013 B5? I like the "peashooter" design as opposed to an upswept megaphone style.
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Re: One year and 8,000 miles in on a C5 classic
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2014, 09:38:56 PM »
It will fit the B5, C5 and G5.

It is a bit loud, if that makes a difference.
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Re: One year and 8,000 miles in on a C5 classic
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2014, 10:22:26 PM »
The EFI muffler weighs 5 or 6 lbs. I've forgotten exactly. but it's in that range. Compared to most aftermarket mufflers, it's has a nice, not so loud, thump. Rather soothing, I thought. I oculdn't hear it over wind and engine noise at 60. Certainly not loud enough to irritate most people.
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Re: One year and 8,000 miles in on a C5 classic
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2014, 01:08:18 AM »
Compared to most aftermarket mufflers, it's has a nice, not so loud, thump. Rather soothing, I thought. I oculdn't hear it over wind and engine noise at 60. Certainly not loud enough to irritate most people.

I hope so! I kept hearing conflicting reports on the EFI silencer's note. At any rate, I'll hear it firsthand next weekend when I finally pull my bike out of the garage.

One thing is for sure though - it is significantly lighter than the torpedo.
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Re: One year and 8,000 miles in on a C5 classic
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2014, 01:28:10 AM »
I'm sure it would not be loud compared to most of the Harleys around here. My only concern is the review I read about welds breaking loose. But I've heard the same thing about the stock pipe. Stuff like this kind of makes me wonder. I have owned a lot of bikes, mostly Japanese, always kept the stock exhaust, and never had a problem. My '02 Vulcan 750 has almost 90,000 miles on it (all mine) and is still solid as a rock. I like that EFI pipe, but since the bike has a 2 year warranty, I should probably just leave it stock and let the dealer take care of problems. The way I see it, that warranty is part of what I paid for the bike. If RE  felt confident enough to put a 2 year warranty on the bikes, issues like this must be very uncommon.
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