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Offline 10tenmen

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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2013, 13:31:40 »
Hello Mitch I'm sure you will be pleased with it, did you get the same one as me or a different model, I'm very impressed with mine and the sound is just right.

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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2013, 15:17:57 »
Exactly the same.  Great choice. Looks fantastic on the bike.  can't wait to fire it up.
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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2013, 17:34:41 »
Stop it all of you!!! hahaha  :bawl:  :bawl:  :bawl:
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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2013, 19:25:11 »
I agree stop it must resist must resist

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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2013, 23:29:20 »
Me too, the missus has banned me buying new exhausts for the time being...  :bawl:

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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2013, 20:08:18 »
Update:-
As promised by the supplier the final piece of the jigsaw turned up this morning.
I could now fire the bike up for the first time.
Had to try it without baffle piece of course, just for curiousness, ruddy hell fire. My glee sounded like thunder. Too loud if you have neighbours. I then fitted the baffle piece to make it as normal as it can be. Still sounds like thunder only a little less frightening. Can't wait to ride it to work in the morning.
I wasn't expecting such a change in sound levels.
I'm a happy chappy   :lala:

Will put a video on YouTube when its dryer.
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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2013, 20:29:24 »
Rode to work today. First ride out with the new GRP exhaust.
Its a lot more vocal than I was expecting. Nice tone and looks sweet. I would recommend ear plugs :auto-biker:
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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2013, 10:11:11 »
And you can notice car drivers being more aware that there is a bike around? :shrug:
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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2013, 12:21:20 »
Its like parting the sea when filtering. They move away in all directions.  Which is what I wanted. Maybe my ears are a bit soft  lol
Just a matter of getting used to the new sound.
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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2013, 15:03:15 »
Definitely get some ear plugs, hearing damage is gradual and you don't notice it. When you do it's way too late and it can't be repaired. You could end up suffering tinnitus (like myself) or any number of other awful hearing/ear related problems (like imbalance and such.) A box of 200 pairs of Howard Leight Bilsom 303L earplugs will work out 17p a day (if you wear one pair all day.) You can get custom made plugs that work out very cheap if you take how much they cost you per day over their lifetime. That is some seriously cheap hearing insurance. Put them in correctly, nice and deep, and you'll wonder why you never wore them before. You can hear everything still, it's just a lot quieter, wind noise is all but gone and you arrive at your destination fresher rather than tired of all the noise. You never realise how much noise tires you until you take it away.
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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2013, 16:17:20 »
I have always used the Alpine reusable earplugs, cost about £20.00 from HG, had them a year now. A similar set are available from Sainsbury's travel nik nak isle at £5.99 including the same case. I've even bought a set of these as spares.
Even with earplugs this exhaust is going to take some getting used to. The original exhaust was silent.
This one grunts like a bad one. Makes some Harleys sound tame.
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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2013, 16:36:03 »
Stop it!!!!!    :bawl:  :bawl:  :bawl:


haha can't wait to hear it tonight :)
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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2013, 18:11:20 »
Mitch I have just arrived in Bridlington with the wife on the back for the first time she didn't find the Gpr system too loud so I don't know if yours is significantly louder than mine, I think mine is spot on noise wise and I don't wear ear plugs.

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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2013, 18:15:30 »
I take it you fitted the tapered cone thingy point first into the end can ! Mine makes my ears ring.
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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2013, 18:46:14 »
Yes mate the cone is in I have not tried it without so don't know what the difference is?  :)

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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2013, 21:21:48 »
Big difference :)

My Scorpion exhaust has 2 baffles, a normal one and a louder one. I used to ride the normal one and change to the louder one in winter because it made a noticeable difference in sleepy car driver alertness. I've stopped changing them now, just ride the loud one all the time. Without the baffle in it's a monster :grin:
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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2013, 09:16:13 »
You can always wrap the baffle with Stove Rope to take the edge of

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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2013, 09:27:17 »
My GPRs too loud but I don't have the cone shaped baffle that fits in the inlet end of the can. Think I'll have to buy one..
I did add length to the other baffle with some 30mm perforated tube but I'd still like less noise.

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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2013, 18:34:09 »
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Fitted the Italian GPR stainless exhaust system, the factory one weighs 17.5 kilos the new one 10 kilos, so quite a difference in weight. The system came from Italy nicely boxed with all the components in snazzy black cloth bags, fitting was very easy I loosened the front header pipe to assist removal. I also removed the rear foot peg and then the 02 sensor, all the guards were then removed.

Did you notice gaps between the front and rear down pipes that stay, on and the new GPR one where the Suzuki bit has a stop tacked onto the down pipe? Seen on Stromtroopers there's installation pictures which shows a gap between the new GPR pipe and the rear down pipe, but not one of the front one.

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Re: 2013 Vstrom new GPR fitted
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2013, 17:01:23 »
I have just joined the GPR club and bought a carbon fibre system for my glee. It'll probably not get used in anger 'till next year however...
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