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I bought a 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan Mean Streak 1600 a few weeks ago (first bike I've been on in 28 years!). She's a very nice (and powerful) bike with the Cobra pipes, Cobra Fuel Injection tuner, and a ram air K&N intake filter (even has working butterfly valves!). Anyway, the bike is great except the exhaust is plain OFFENSIVE! Now I like a strong roar of power, but this bike can't be ridden quiet in any manner.

Everything appears to be intact and installed tight. The Cobra pipes appear to be very high-quality. Does anyone have any ideas for quieting it down a bit?

I am about ready to buy a stock set of pipes for the bike and put them on. It is really THAT loud (and it is a nasty, not a sweet loud).

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I bought a 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan Mean Streak 1600 a few weeks ago (first bike I've been on in 28 years!). She's a very nice (and powerful) bike with the Cobra pipes, Cobra Fuel Injection tuner, and a ram air K&N intake filter (even has working butterfly valves!). Anyway, the bike is great except the exhaust is plain OFFENSIVE! Now I like a strong roar of power, but this bike can't be ridden quiet in any manner.

Everything appears to be intact and installed tight. The Cobra pipes appear to be very high-quality. Does anyone have any ideas for quieting it down a bit?

I am about ready to buy a stock set of pipes for the bike and put them on. It is really THAT loud (and it is a nasty, not a sweet loud).

Thanks
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I bought a 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan Mean Streak 1600 a few weeks ago (first bike I've been on in 28 years!). She's a very nice (and powerful) bike with the Cobra pipes, Cobra Fuel Injection tuner, and a ram air K&N intake filter (even has working butterfly valves!). Anyway, the bike is great except the exhaust is plain OFFENSIVE! Now I like a strong roar of power, but this bike can't be ridden quiet in any manner.

Everything appears to be intact and installed tight. The Cobra pipes appear to be very high-quality. Does anyone have any ideas for quieting it down a bit?

I am about ready to buy a stock set of pipes for the bike and put them on. It is really THAT loud (and it is a nasty, not a sweet loud).

Thanks
I have corbra shotgun pipes on my 1100 and I e-mailed the company on how to make them more quiet. Then I realized the original owner never installed the baffles. I installed them (still in bubble wrap in the box) and it was fine for me. It's not quiet, but not brain numbing either.
Corbra told me to get 2-stoke MX muffler packing and place it between the pipe and the baffle. The tighter you pack it, the more quiet it becomes.
I never tried it, so I'm not sure how much difference it will make?
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