Re: Jardine GP1 vs Hot Bodies Megaphone
You make some really good point in your post….
I can only speak for myself but call it preference or what ever...
***In this post i speak in general terms and not directly to you personally ToeJam, I’m using the word "you" as the general public***
1. I just do not like the way the stock exhaust looks, some people like it others don't. There are many other exhaust that i don’t like in fact every single one that is a big long tube off the mid pipe, i despise that. So that includes 95% of aftermarket exhausts as well... Unfortunately, i love the Honda exhaust under the seat. To me it makes the bike look clean and symmetrical. I prefer shorty style exhausts like akra sells, there may be 1 or 2 other companies that also sell a shorty style exhaust as well.
2. I feel the stock exhaust is too quiet. i like the sound of a loud throaty exhaust, i admit ( and have many times) that the megaphones sound good till about 6k then they turn into a shity screaming banshee raspy tone, which is somewhat un appealing. BUT, in my opinion it better then the fart sounding stock can.
Now, i am absolutely sure that there are people who don’t like the M4, akro, Yosh etc but no one goes on a rant and piss moans about how they hate those cans.... Why is that? b/c those can cost $500, $600, $700 dollars?? I guess.. i don’t know, i don’t care... If you like your yosh or what ever exhaust then fine, its all good.. my preference is the akro but i wont force it on you (3rd person, not you specifically). People buy things for different reasons
a. Some can't afford a "Better" exhaust, so the shitty tip for $100 bucks solves that problem
b. some may actually LIKE how the megaphone looks/sounds (idk maybe???)
c. Some people may just be ignorant and don't know any better
Now i am not advocating the megaphone b/c you (personally) and everyone else are completely correct, they are an over priced piece of shit. But i also don't see the need for people to degrade the person owning this exhaust tip just b/c they bought it... I am always all for education and if some one is misinformed that the megaphone is a good choice, hey by all means let them know that is not. But I don’t see the need to flame, bash and degrade people b/c they chose a megaphone, chose to put LEDs on this bike, take off stickers, add stickers, put a 300 tires on the back or lower the bike ½’’ off the ground.
Some people know what they are doing some people don’t so informing them of the repercussions of their choice is a great thing to do… but shit slinging them is just wrong in my book.
There is nothing wrong with telling some one "hey, the megaphone isn't a good choice for exhaust man, it offers you nothing in performance and can actually hurt performance. I don't care for the sound it emits as well. Think about man, you just paid $100 for $1.25 piece of rolled up metal. Check out this can instead XXXXXX, its only $250 which is still cheaper then a yosh, akro etc. but at least its better b/c...... idk make up some reason"
Like I said your post contained some very good info and I know you are just trying to help people, that’s what I like about you.. you’re offering sound advice backed by experience where as a lot of other people just sling shit