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Exhausts someone told me that if i drill the rivots on my exhausts it will make my bike louder...but I'm apprehensive b/c I'm thinking it will affect the performance on my bike. Is this true?

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Wait rivits? what? those kinda hold the exhaust together last I checked. The REAL way to get more performance is to either get a faster bike or buy an aftermarket exhaust. And get it tuned to match. And get good tires. And make sure your suspension is up to snuff and setup for your weight and riding style. And then you can change the intake though that could be done with the exhaust. Maybe a quick turn throttle, though don't buy a kit, use a zip tie. Or 2.,,,

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  • Will it sell faster if it is noisey?
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Just food for thought my friend. . .
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