my mate did it on his bandit, cut it about an inch after the bracket. loud pipes saves lives and all that, but his was far too loud. he left work early and woke up his wife, baby daughter and half the street. plus riding near him caused a serious ear ache. he kept it for about a fortnight.
that said, i have a dented can that im thinking of chopping up, but ill just put it on for rallies and runs out, not every day use.
If you cut your can, AND re jet your carbs or remap fuel injection profiles, it MIGHT give more power. As it is, most motorcycles are not noisy enough because drivers are being insulated from roads noise to a greater extent these days. And if you are driving down the road and some dim-bulb fails to see you, makes a lane change because he expected the motorcycle to be louder, or you to be further away that would be bad. I prefer to fit a louder HORN for that purpose rather than going deaf.
It also gives the narrow-minded and bigoted drivers the chance to say “those d*mned expletive-deleted motorcycle riders modifying their motorcycles, there ought to be a LAW”.
Have been thinking about cutting down the Akras on my Tuono as they are a little too long for my liking but not sure that , after my " inept f**king about " with them , whether the power pulses from the Twin would blow them apart ?
Not cutting them down for noise reasons as they sound nice as they are just purely for aesthetic reasons
Some cans are too long as they come, but I’ve also seen a lot of chopped cans which are too short and look silly, like a can of baked beans, totally mis-matched with the bike. Still, it’s a matter of personal taste so each to their own.
Great responses:)Allways good to read differant view points to help make a decision. As I said I am cutting my can’s down, they are way too long and my bike sounds like a scooter at the moment. I do not want them to be too too short as i think that looks silly but a nice stubby can under my seat instead of this big exhaust will put a smile on my face:D