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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #270 on: May 23, 2022, 01:47:12 PM »
Questions for Huzo. Just got my Arrow head pipes and want to do the lower muffler like you did. Can you tell me which model Mivv you have? Is it straight through with or without the DB killer? How long is it? My concern is that it may be too loud for me. I know that is very subjective. The one video I saw only shows the bike at idle. With a helmet and riding at a constant speed do you hear it? Thank you and I am happy to start another thread if you think that may be better. No hurry as I need to get the muffler and find a shop to make the connector. Cheers.  :bow:
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #271 on: May 23, 2022, 02:51:20 PM »
Questions for Huzo. Just got my Arrow head pipes and want to do the lower muffler like you did. Can you tell me which model Mivv you have? Is it straight through with or without the DB killer? How long is it? My concern is that it may be too loud for me. I know that is very subjective. The one video I saw only shows the bike at idle. With a helmet and riding at a constant speed do you hear it? Thank you and I am happy to start another thread if you think that may be better. No hurry as I need to get the muffler and find a shop to make the connector. Cheers.  :bow:
I’ll have to go back and try to find the model number for you, it’s important to get the left hand one.
Also if I did it again I’d be tempted to go for the oval section one, it would be easier to get it tucked away underneath and still in line with the centreline. But I’m satisfied with it.
Old mate reckons when I pass him at 100 kph, it’s only barely audible, which I tend to reckon would be right.
In answer to your other questions…
I run the dB killer, it is too loud without IMO.
This is without https://youtu.be/W9ulUhJgVwk
This is with https://youtu.be/Li8qvFVuAJ8
I’ll admit they sound scarily similar, but the second one is in confined space.
Suffice to say, it is too loud without, both at idle and in use. I find that with the restrictor in, it is ok but I would not want it louder. I’m away at present, but I’ll shoot another video when I get back with the “quieter” version out in the open.
In reality, it’s about the same as a Ducati monster but a bit more mellow. On the road at 100 kph, it’s really ideal.
I’ll get back to you.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #272 on: May 23, 2022, 08:43:17 PM »
I’ll have to go back and try to find the model number for you, it’s important to get the left hand one.
Also if I did it again I’d be tempted to go for the oval section one, it would be easier to get it tucked away underneath and still in line with the centreline. But I’m satisfied with it.
Old mate reckons when I pass him at 100 kph, it’s only barely audible, which I tend to reckon would be right.
In answer to your other questions…
I run the dB killer, it is too loud without IMO.
This is without https://youtu.be/W9ulUhJgVwk
This is with https://youtu.be/Li8qvFVuAJ8
I’ll admit they sound scarily similar, but the second one is in confined space.
Suffice to say, it is too loud without, both at idle and in use. I find that with the restrictor in, it is ok but I would not want it louder. I’m away at present, but I’ll shoot another video when I get back with the “quieter” version out in the open.
In reality, it’s about the same as a Ducati monster but a bit more mellow. On the road at 100 kph, it’s really ideal.
I’ll get back to you.

Thank you so much. Especially about the tip on the oval shape.  :thumb:
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #273 on: May 31, 2022, 03:16:56 PM »
Bump for Dirk.

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Re: V85 facelift
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #274 on: July 06, 2022, 10:27:00 AM »
Just had a shop make the connector pipe and mount the new "Yoshimura" muffler. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3256803455557656.html
I am planning on moving the muffler support more to the center. The vertical movement is very little but the passenger peg bracket has more horizontal movement than I would have expected. Sounds great. I can hear it when revving and accelerating but when cruising I only hear the wind noise. Side bags are about half full and have everything I want to carry for my day trips. Happy to get the tail bag off as it was a PITA to swing a leg up and over. I also need to figure out a way to keep the sidestand off the connector pipe. My size 14 hits it now.  :embarassed:


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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #275 on: July 06, 2022, 02:58:23 PM »
Nice work.
That muffler doesn’t seem too expensive.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #276 on: July 06, 2022, 06:58:41 PM »
Thanks. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. The oval Mivv was almost as big horizontal as the round one. Had a hard time finding a less fat muffler and this one seemed to be the best. Have not tried it without the db killers out as I am sure it will be too loud. Thanks for the great low muffler idea.  :bike-037:
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #277 on: July 07, 2022, 12:42:44 AM »
Thanks. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. The oval Mivv was almost as big horizontal as the round one. Had a hard time finding a less fat muffler and this one seemed to be the best. Have not tried it without the db killers out as I am sure it will be too loud. Thanks for the great low muffler idea.  :bike-037:
No worries.
It looks good, but if you ditch the rear ‘pegs you can get a more upward sweep to it. In addition to any perceived aesthetic benefit, you’ll have more clearance.
Once you’ve cut the left one off, the right doesn’t hurt as much… :rolleyes:
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #278 on: July 07, 2022, 02:15:46 AM »
Sorry but it looks horrible for mine. Looks like what it is, an $80 muffler solution. Horizontal mufflers are a bit 50's Pommie bike. Like an old Norton International.

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« Last Edit: July 07, 2022, 02:16:14 AM by lucky phil »
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #279 on: July 07, 2022, 07:05:59 AM »
The perspective on the shot distorts the image somewhat. A side on view with the bike up straight would give a different impression.
You can see how big the helmet looks by comparison to the bike, it is a distortion by the lens I think.

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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #280 on: July 07, 2022, 08:45:39 AM »
"................... .........decommissi oned Bulgarian circus cart."

THIS, ladies and germs, it the shining star of the thread to date!
Lovely bike, mate.  Well done.
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #281 on: July 07, 2022, 02:29:15 PM »
Caffeino, you can see the extra space available by removing the rear pegs.




I could pretty easily work something out later if I wanted to re instate them.
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #282 on: July 07, 2022, 02:36:51 PM »
"................... .........decommissi oned Bulgarian circus cart."

THIS, ladies and germs, it the shining star of the thread to date!
I can see it now…(wavy dream sequence with harp music overlay…).
Some dirty faced hairy ex weight lifter, wearing a torn dark blue singlet, cigarette in mouth and forearms like Popeye, introducing the “lady”  :wink:, on the trapeze above 15 mesmerised fans.
I think he might be the same guy with the drink cart talking to Homer.
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #283 on: July 07, 2022, 03:28:06 PM »
SPOT on!
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Re: V85 facelift
« Reply #284 on: July 07, 2022, 05:17:36 PM »
Caffeino, you can see the extra space available by removing the rear pegs.
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I could pretty easily work something out later if I wanted to re instate them.

As the wife does not like to ride I could easily remove them. Have also had a slight problem with them not wanting to fold down. Gotta keep oiling them up.
I really do not need any more space but it may improve the looks.......but more concerned with function over style. ;)
Already have had to take a dab when off road that would have been painful with a solid case out there. :O
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