When to replace your motorcycle exhaust?
A majority of the people usually have an opinion about how their motorcycle should sound even before buying one. While some prefer a loud sound, others may find this extremely annoying and would rather go for quiet and elegant sound. To a great extent, a motorcycle exhaust can change the personality of your motorcycle by altering its sound. That’s why many people change their exhaust immediately after buying a new motorcycle. Other reasons for replacing the exhaust are when it gets rusty, when you want to reduce the overall weight of your motorcycle or simply want a new look.
The main function of a motorcycle exhaust system is to discharge burnt gases from your engine. So, before buying a new motorcycle exhaust, you have to consider its impact on the engine. If the engine is already tuned to handle such replacements, you have nothing to worry about. Otherwise, an exhaust leakage can slow down your engine and there will always remain a possibility of engine damage in the long run.
Types of motorcycle exhausts
To help you select the right exhaust, here is a brief description of each of the three main types of motorcycle exhausts:
Full exhaust system: The system is connected to your engine head. If you want a full-throttle power, control and speed on the road, a full exhaust system is what you are looking for. Needless to say, this type of exhaust is ideal for long distance bikers, drag racers, and motorcyclists who want to drive at breakneck speed.
Slip on exhaust: The exhaust is connected to the opening where your stock muffler is usually located. A slip on exhaust offers the biker the flexibility to start and stop more easily than a full exhaust system. This makes the exhaust more suitable for individuals and commuters who ride their motorcycle infrequently or for short trips.
Dual exhaust system: Unlike the single exhaust system, a dual exhaust system usually features two head pipes for better discharge of burnt gases and, therefore, offers enhanced engine performance.
Lastly, for smooth running of your motorcycle, don’t hesitate to seek expert guidance or go for after-market upgrades. You may never know what you are missing – speaking from my personal experience!
Guest Blogger: Nina