Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Portland Oregon
Zx12r exhaust question based on safety needs. Want some help
I know this is a dumb topic but I need to try here. I have a 02 12R with the stock exhaust making the bike so quiet I cannot hear the motor over the wind noise. I ride in very crowded city area where drivers are pretty awful. That being said I need my bike louder not because I want to..
But cause I want to be heard since I'm not being seen. Plus rev matching is tough to get good at when your bikes rpms is hard to determine by exhaust sound. I hate looking at my tach just cause taking my eyes off the road is probably not a good idea. I dont need extra power I don't do mile and a half wheelies I just want a much much louder pipe.
Will cutting out the cat material kill the bike?
And what's the loudest bolt on muffler anyone knows of that's available now and who sells them.
I know was a bad idea but I did run without a muffler Got sick of being invisible next to a guy with slipknot at full volume on the freeway merging me into the median because he can't see or hear hear me.
2.675" id. 6 inch angle cut tip placed over the midpipe and it actually sounded unreal. The bike didn't ride much different either except I had an obvious lack of torque but not bad.
I know I'm an idiot but someone here must have some advice on how to make a 02 zx12r loud without spending $1000.
Thanks for any comments good or bad
2002 Candy Thunder blue over gold.
13k miles with just a Corbin seat, Puig Windscreen.
2001 Honda CBR 929RR(stolen), 2000 GSXR 600(sold), 96 Z28 daily driver(sue me)
Last edited by MattKoller; 12-29-2017 at 03:26 PM.