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Audace exhaust options

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by SFabian-Audace, May 24, 2016.

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  1. bobw

    bobw Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I live near to and spend a lot of time riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Often we'll stop to take a photo, etc., and at times the loud pipe "parade riders" go by and it can take several minutes to have a very short chat. I've mentioned to loud pipe "parade rider" friends how annoying that is to me let alone folks that are not enthusiasts, they universally think you're kidding them or just suggested their Mom is a member of the Oldest Profession. I could appreciate if the noise had any value, but most run shitty and the tone is is like fingernails on a chalkboard. The flip side is I can't recall hearing a bad sounding Guzzi or Triumph Triple with anything resembling a decent aftermarket exhaust.
     
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    bigsquid Just got it firing!

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    Sunday morning project: shaved the front fender down a touch DSC_7065.jpg
     
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    bigsquid Just got it firing!

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    swapped for bar end mirrors and removed the spacers on the turn signals so they are more tightly spaced DSC_7074.jpg
     
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    roadventure GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    Is that a crossov
    Is that a crossover pipe between the headers just above the horns?
     
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    bigsquid Just got it firing!

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    Yes. The 2016 has a secondary air system and the pump as well as the horns were moved in order to get clearance for the crossover.
     
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    roadventure GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    Interesting. Does it stiill have the crossover under the bike in front of the rear tire?
     
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    bigsquid Just got it firing!

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    No, just the one crossover in the front of the bike. The lambda sensors are moved forward. If you have a 2016 MASS could fabricate the crossover to avoid the horns and pump and if it is a model before 2016 it is a simple bolt on. Todd @ Guzzitech did the relocation and installation.
     
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    Tuono Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Bigsquid

    Visually the pipes look great but I'm interested as to how much heat increase on the pillion pegs.
    Also any noticeable increase in exhaust fumes for rider and/or pillion.

    Regards

    Tuono
     
  9. bigsquid

    bigsquid Just got it firing!

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    No noticeable heat on the pegs but when stopped idling there is more exhaust smell.
     
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    bigsquid Just got it firing!

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    Sorry, I didn't understand what pillion pegs are and now I understand your question. I removed the passenger pegs and the aluminum bracket that supported them, as well as the stock exhaust & rear brake reservoir. But yes, it could be a heat source right at the passenger pegs if I still had them but I don't know as they have been removed.
     
  11. SFabian-Audace

    SFabian-Audace Just got it firing!

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    Hey can you post an audio file of the Mass half pipe.
     
  12. SFabian-Audace

    SFabian-Audace Just got it firing!

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    Sorry stupid question - but I assume your moved the rear brake resevoir; or was it a complete removal??
    I myself love the fenders so I wouldn't touch mine but the front one does give the bike a cool different look. I hope to figure out a solution for the rear reflector and lic. Plate hanger-- that one piece I hate
     
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    bigsquid Just got it firing!

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    I tucked the rear brake reservoir under the side cover where the tool box goes; tight fit but it works.
     
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    bigsquid Just got it firing!

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    SFabian-Audace Just got it firing!

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    Sounds great and not that loud. Certainly not obnoxiously so as some Harleys.
     
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    bigsquid Just got it firing!

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    Over the holiday break I found a solution for the license plate with a reduced rear fender. Rizoma "Fox" plate holder has a light and bolts to the frame; I cut the fender back to the light and plate hangar. Replaced the tail lights & brake lights with smaller/brighter Rizoma bullet shaped signals and replaced the front signals with smaller/brighter MotoGadget signals. Put on a lower drag bar from Rizoma with 42mm risers and it is a much better riding position for me (6'5" tall) and let's me get between cars here in CA when the traffic stops. I need to find a solution for the tank as I had to take off the decorative covers in order to get full turning with the drag bar. GuzziTech upgraded the suspension with Penske rear shocks and rebuilt front forks and it is much improved.
    audace_1.jpg audace_2.jpg audace_3.jpg audace_4.jpg
     
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    helmerson Just got it firing!

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    IMG_7085.PNG Have you considered the Agostini slip-ons specifically made for the Audace?

    I like them in black so they don't show any discolouring of the header pipes. The are lighter than stock, look good and sound awesome (keep dB killers installed otherwise your neighbours will hate you and the boys in blue will have a field day).
     
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    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    Nice looking bike. My only concern is those tiny indicator lights on a matt black motorcycle. Unless you wear hi-viz gear (which I don't), I'd be concerned about being taken out by a blind cage driver. Be careful out there!
     
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    Eldo1400 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Wow, that's cool. With the tank covers removed it really slims down the look, alongside the other mods. Now it's kind of flat track looking, with a huge, beefy engine and drivetrain.
     
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    ZClark73 Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    That looks great! How are you cutting down the fenders and body work? Any tricks?
     

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