I have the same issues with my 1100 and the Shogun Ripsaws.I had a set of Road Burner pipes put on my 1100 classic and I was pleased with the sound until I started riding with my "Harley" buddies. I had to make sure I started my bike first so I could tell that it was running! So after thinking and thinking I decided to remove my baffles! I couldn't believe the difference! It does pop if I'm sitting at idle and I "goose" the throttle real hard but not all the time. When shifting and decelerating I get no pop like some of the other guys I know that removed theres does. Now all the "Harley" guys want to ride in front of me instead of behind me! LOL
I totally agree Dave! I feel if your going to modify the exhaust system, look around even go to bike rallies or rides and listen to all the custom exhaust sytems and find the sound you want. I am not a fan of gutting stock exhaust, but as you said Dave it depends on what you want. I listened to a number of bikes that had my system installed and I love the low powerful sound they have, they are loud but they have a more of a throatie sound. I agree with you Dave, the sound most modified stock pipes have is cheap, they are not designed to run without baffles.There is a lot of research goes into most if not all aftermarket pipes. All that I have heard sound good. Most but not all modified stock pipes sound good.
Last night at a bike night I saw and heard a modified V Twin that sounded cheap and tinny. The exhaust was loud but did not have that deep powerful sound that a V Twin can have. Most of the bikes like this I have seen are smaller V Twins the muffler has been totally gutted. With nothing left but the shell and no back end.
Something to think about before you get out the hole saw or grinder. You can save a lot of money but is that what you would want?
I was under the impression the AIS was to help burn any excessive fuel. But I did not read anywhere were it could cause overheating or fire???You do realize that there are cats in the 08 exhaust and removing the ais can cause overheating causing a fire/other problems?
After further research I discovered I had to get in there with a long screwdriver and open up the area around the pipe where it sits. Long screwdriver and hammer. After I opened up that area I was able to get the pipe out. I then slid in 1 1/2 Chrome inserts to the end and it looks fine. I did miss a few times and ding the end of the exhaust but I can live with that. If anyone has more information on removing the AIS and fires and overheating please let me know. I kept everything and i can re install it.How do I get that pipe out???
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverBack/VStar1100-FAQ-05.htm#AISI was under the impression the AIS was to help burn any excessive fuel. But I did not read anywhere were it could cause overheating or fire???
you should always rejet to get your air fuel mixture correct after any mod. I did not have to rejet since my bike was fat out of the box due to my elevation. A good calibration kit "jet ket" will resolve a few of the factory issues like the strange vibration our bikes have when your just barley on the throttle.did the cobra pipes require rejetting the carb?