Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: coogee beach australia
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first thing to go imo is that heavy muffler..
with fairings etc removed, rear is even more
visually 'heavy', compared to visually 'light'
and 'lesser'.. ie, unbalanced..
[compare left side images]
with heavy steel and welds it looks
and is not only 'big' but 'heavy'..
for someone creative and able to do mods etc,
there are options available for db killers..
[lv evoII carbon comes with two db killers
and you can add additional damping]
bear in mind you can deliberately
make more, or less, noise..
your hands, control your throttle and clutch..
for early morning starts you start accordingly,
ie, not from the grid of a racetrack etc..
altho, my lv slip on will make noise under load,,
such as overtaking or taking off from lights
after filtering to the front and between cars [etc]..
for the rider with concern for neighbours etc,
that engine noise can actually help develop
finer control,, thus riding skills..
[i was unaware of over-blipping on downshifts
using engine braking to slow from speed, for eg,
until lv slipon made that obvious to me, thus
- if youre up for it - helpful feedback
on your throttle/riding habits..