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Hey guys,

made some vids on the M4 slip on. Some of you might find it interesting.

As i was shopping around for a new slip on i missed a couple of things in youtube "reviews" like onboard sound. So i figured why not do it myself.
Also made an as extensive as possible comparison with the stock sound and baffle in/baffle out.

Hope you like it, Grts


 

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Good write-up. I'm impressed that you took the time to clarify about making a purchase decision based on youtube videos so I've taken a minute to transcribe your thoughts here, in case it can be referred to in future threads. I'm pretty sure that many who buy the M4 have no idea what they're getting themselves into... so good job.

I had the M4 on my K6 1000 and when I first started it and blipped the gas, I was like "whoa, this sounds awesome!". After riding it for a few minutes, however, and especially after hearing the sound echoing around my neighborhood after starting on a quiet morning... or riding through little towns in high gear at 2000-2500 rpm to (try) keeping my noise-level down to non-offensive levels, I got sick of it within a day or two. Then after failing sound-check at its first track day by a huge margin, I said fuck this and put the stock can back on after around a week.

Transcript from the first video:
"In case any of you guys are wondering how loud the slip-on exactly is, because it's really hard to tell from youtube videos, it's definitely loud enough to get you pulled over by the cops.

I usually ride with earplugs in and without them, it kinds of hurts your ears. It's not that bad but if you're exposed to it for an extended period of time, it's just not that pleasurable anymore."
 

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Good write-up. I'm impressed that you took the time to clarify about making a purchase decision based on youtube videos so I've taken a minute to transcribe your thoughts here, in case it can be referred to in future threads. I'm pretty sure that many who buy the M4 have no idea what they're getting themselves into... so good job.

I had the M4 on my K6 1000 and when I first started it and blipped the gas, I was like "whoa, this sounds awesome!". After riding it for a few minutes, however, and especially after hearing the sound echoing around my neighborhood after starting on a quiet morning... or riding through little towns in high gear at 2000-2500 rpm to (try) keeping my noise-level down to non-offensive levels, I got sick of it within a day or two. Then after failing sound-check at its first track day by a huge margin, I said fuck this and put the stock can back on after around a week.

Transcript from the first video:
"In case any of you guys are wondering how loud the slip-on exactly is, because it's really hard to tell from youtube videos, it's definitely loud enough to get you pulled over by the cops.

I usually ride with earplugs in and without them, it kinds of hurts your ears. It's not that bad but if you're exposed to it for an extended period of time, it's just not that pleasurable anymore."
Thnks, i'll have to admit that it is a very loud exhaust. You did not mention though that i enjoy the sound without dbkiller/baffle most. Maybe you did not feel like it cause the loudness makes the better sound obsolete. Which is understandable.
I'm thinking about putting the baffle back in, but i might just keep riding without it for a little longer.

Grts
 

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Nice bike, I have the same color 2012 600. When I installed my m4 gp, I removed the cat and silencer. I also had it dyno tuned and to prevent the popping sound, I did the pair valve mod and it went away. Sounds like you still have the cat in.
this is my bike to show you how much louder it can be without the cat.
It became a little too loud for the neighbors at 3 in the morning so I went to a yoshi r77. My buddy has a 1000 with the same yoshi and some reason my bikes is still louder than his.
 

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M4 is freaking awesome.
My next year bike (which I hope will be 1000cm k7 or k6) will have it installed for sure!
I just thought it's too much to install it in k4 600, so I'm waiting for a bike change :D
Nice video btw!
 

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I guess folks either love or hate that pipe. I personally prefer the older full size M4 pipes over the GP shortys. The ones I am referring to I'm not even seeing on their website anymore. :dunno
 

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I guess folks either love or hate that pipe. I personally prefer the older full size M4 pipes over the GP shortys. The ones I am referring to I'm not even seeing on their website anymore. :dunno
I've noticed too. Is it the loudness that puts people off? I'd get that, but sound wise it gives a much more crisp aggressive sound compared to the more duffled, if i cam call it that, sound of the akras and yoshis.
 

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Nice bike, I have the same color 2012 600. When I installed my m4 gp, I removed the cat and silencer. I also had it dyno tuned and to prevent the popping sound, I did the pair valve mod and it went away. Sounds like you still have the cat in.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfrXa_PNm6E this is my bike to show you how much louder it can be without the cat.
It became a little too loud for the neighbors at 3 in the morning so I went to a yoshi r77. My buddy has a 1000 with the same yoshi and some reason my bikes is still louder than his.
Nice. Black/grey/red is by far the best looking colorway in my opinion:) i can't imagine how loud the exhaust would be without the cat. Now with cat and dbkiller out its loud already. Question though. Why would you want to eliminate the crackle and pops? Its what makes it sound nice to me.
 

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....I personally prefer the older full size M4 pipes over the GP shortys. The ones I am referring to I'm not even seeing on their website anymore. :dunno
Im not a fan of any shorty exhaust. This was an original full-ti M4 on my brand new 1070cc monster back in the summer of '05:drool
Is this the pipe you're referring to? I reluctantly went with the M4 over Akra as the Akra was on back-order and the M4 was the next best option performance wise
 

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Is this the pipe you're referring to? I reluctantly went with the M4 over Akra as the Akra was on back-order and the M4 was the next nest option performance wise

Yup...that would be it! :frantic A few of my friends had that exhaust back in Boston years ago. I don't see those pipes around anymore anywhere. :dunno
 
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