Ok, guys, after talking with several people on the forum, and looking at other projects, weighting the pro's and cons, I finally stepped out in faith and with very little technical know how, made my own custom exhaust.
Hindsight is always 20/20 so if I could have gone back, I would have done this slightly different, but it was relatively painless.
Now for the good part, If you like the looks of these pipes, you will love the sound. The way they are shaped they act as an echo chamber. Believe me it sounds like a big beast rolling down the road like thunder waiting to devour any HD it sees.
Today I rode up on a bunch of Harley Riders that were obviously having a shin dig of sorts in town. I don't think they thought much of me, until I cracked the throttle on this bad boy through a couple of stop lights. Ah yes, I got the reaction I desired, dropped jaws and turning heads....It's nice being a member of the 109 club.
The cool thing about this exhaust is it has a HUGE sound, almost like its attached to a v-8. I was blown away at how much sound there was but not only that but the quality of the tone. When you crack the throttle it goes from loping to top fuel dragster. In addition, the response on the throttle and the physically noticeable gain on performance is amazing as well.
With just modding the throttle you had better be hanging on if your gonna wind out the RPM's, personally it is a difference of night and day to stock. All of that and even no PC III. Although I think I will eventually go with the PC III just for bragging rights and effeciency.
One other thing, this mod is plenty loud, but at low RPM,s the tone and volume is very manageable so your not going to have to worry about the long arm of the law or annoying neighbours bitching.
On the other hand crack the throttle and this beast comes screaming at the top of it's lungs. I am a Bad MOFO and your Better get out of my way.
I was reading how some guys were posting how that HD ad's were using the bad boy personna of their bikes as a marketing tactic. Obviously none of these guys have ever rode a 109 with loud exhaust. Truth was, with my exhaust, I was easily drowning those guys out on their HD's on rev but smooth and loping sound on the down side.
Personally, I love the sound, much much more than any drag pipe, after all unique was what I was going for. I am posting a video and will post the link with the picture as well.
Of course the video as all the other I have seen do it no justice whatsoever, you just can't catch that sound of "big Balls" on digital.
Let me know what you guys think! All comments welcome both positive and negative!
Oh....Theres...just one more thing....I have been looking at turned down tips that are slashed to maybe put ont he ends. I found some cool ideas that are designed for diesel trucks that would slip over and I think would look cool as hell. But then again I am digging the look of them now, just another idea I am throwing around!