Exhaust Systems

When the time comes to replace the standard pipes, there's no shortage of choices for replacement. Many of the aftermarket systems are works of art, in polished aluminium, stainless steel, ceramic, chromed steel or carbon fibre.

There are a number of ways to go, not all leading to the same destination. For example replacing the OEM system with, say one of the Motad Neta systems, will result in a bike with roughly similar performance as before, comparable looks and similar noise levels.

However, install say a 4 into 1 Remus system, with carbon race can and you're in a whole different ball game.

When my system expired I chose a Renegade stainless steel 4 into 1, with race can. I think more than any other item, it changed the characteristics of my FJ. It leaves a void on the left hand side, which takes some getting used to. This said I'd never go back to a standard type system and the noise, well it's music as far as I'm concerned but the neighbours and the plod (police) may have another opinion.

I've included some popular systems I can think of, from boths sides of the Atlantic. Obviously I have only personal experience of a few, your comments would be very welcome, so they can be included at the next update. ( * Denotes not street legal in the UK )

Make

Type

Bottom End

Top End

Oil Plug Access

Retain Centre Stand

Noise Level

Quality

Picture

4 -1 Stainless

Slight drop

Good increase

Good

Yes

Deep growl

Good

?

?

?

No access.

?

?

Reported poor.

4 -1

Tune to taste !

Tune to taste !

No problems

Yes

Exhaust is tuneable, so noise varies.

Excellent

Zyclone 4 -1

Poor

Very good.

Very tricky.

Yes

Pretty loud.

Reports of bad quality.

Picture needed.

4 -2

Similar to Standard

Similar to Standard

Yes

Yes

Quiet

Can rust quickly

4 -1

Similar to

Standard

Similar to

Standard

Nope!

It's got to

come off !!

No problems

Quiet

Reports of bad finish.

Needs maintenance.

4 -1 Stainless Oval Can

4-1 Carbon Oval Can

4-1 Carbon Round Can

?

?

?

?

?

Good quality reports.

?

?

?

?

?

?

Can rust quickly

Ali Slip-ons

Slight drop

Good increase

As standard

Yes

Louder/Deep tones

Good

4 -1 Steel

Slight drop

Increase

Tight squeeze

Yes

Loud Bark

Reports of mixed build quality.

4-1 Carbon Can

Same as OEM

Same as OEM

No Access

?

Deep growl

Good quality reported.

4 - 1 Alloy

Reported good.

Reported good.

Difficult but possible.

Yes

Deep growl.

Believed good.

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