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Update #2

Mystery Solved :) I managed to make contact with the folks at "Roadburner" aka: "Hard Krome" - my exhaust is in fact there brand.

On a better note (pun intended) - I was able to pull out the baffles, cut the outer "layer" off, then wrapped the inner layer (cheese grater) with 1/2 inch fiberglass baffle wrap - WOW! what a nice difference!

Can hardly wait to take her out today for a test run...

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I managed to get on my back with a light and inspection mirror - I did find a number stamped into the actually pipe a few inches aft of where it attaches to the manifold:
49-4010 (new pic added).

I googled it - came back with lots of hits on RoadBurner, 2.75 inch "Road Pros". -- I'm trying to contact them.

Stay tuned!

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Hi All,

Picked up my 2002 V Star in October 2019 with 24K on the clock. Very nice condition and I'm enjoying it so far. The first owner clearly spent some $ on this bike: Corbin seat, comfort grips, windshield, ORK, floor boards, Star saddle bags & after market exhaust.

  • I'm 3rd owner - the 1st owner apparently changed the exhaust. I'm not a fan of loud pipes and I'd like to quiet this beast down as much as I can.
  • No markings or numbers found.
  • Pic shows the pipes as well as what I think is a baffles I removed. The baffle is 12 inches long, has an OD of 2.5 inches - the front (towards the header) appears to receive the tip of another pipe from the manifold - all encased in a chrome out layer.
- Can anyone share an educated guess as to what pipes are on here? I'd like to quiet the ones I have (replace the baffle?) and not replace (gulp$) my entire exhaust system.

Thanks in advance,

~Lou
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Welcome from Houston Texas. Glad you joined us. There's been several folks here that have used different baffles to reduce the exhaust bark, I'm sure they will post shortly. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.






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Welcome to the forum from Southern Indiana!!
 

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Hello Shipmate Lou and welcome from Virginia
 
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Welcome. Nice bike. You have excellent taste!

I don't know what brand of pipes. I had the same issue on my '02. Aftermarket pipes with no branding that were just too loud. Fellow I bought the bike from had the stock pipes and I swapped them back in.

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Thanks Redcat! You do as well LOL. I wonder if you could share, just how much quieter is yours after reinstalling the stock pipes?

P.S... love your sidebags too!
 

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It is much quieter with stock. I can't quantify it. I can tell you when working prior to retirement, I used to leave my home anywhere between 6:30 - 7:00 AM. I'd keep the revs as low as I could, upshifting way earlier than normal, until I hit a 1/2 mile sloping hill downward that took me out of my neighborhood. I saw no performance loss in the bike either. I have the Chubby intake kit and larger jets, but I found no need to re-jet after going back to the stock exhaust.

The exhaust I had on the bike looked a lot like yours, baffles and all.

The bags are National Cycle Cruiseliner hardbags. Bought them used (black and scuffed up) on eBay and had them painted by a local auto shop to match the bike. I found the pin striping online. Same with the fairing. I had the soft throw over saddle bags when I bought the bike, but just liked the look of the hard bags.
 

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Welcome to the forum from New York. visit often and enjoy snooping around. Nice looking ride. Happy trails...ride safe.
 

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Thanks dmil123! Originally from Ozone Pk, Queens.
 
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