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    I'm putting the stock muff back on, maybe...

    I'm probably in the minority on this, but has anyone ripped off the stock muffler immediately after getting their CB only to realize a year or more later that it looks like something is missing? I have come to realize that that crazy stock exhaust is too big a part of the styling of the bike to just ignore and remove. I have the Ixil muffler on my bike and it looks cool and sounds good, but I'm considering putting the stock muff back on. I'm not worried about weight or performance... Thoughts?

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    Visually, I agree.

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    Totally agree. It's now a rare sight to see the stock item. Makes the bike stand out amongst all those Look-A-Likes.---
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    Yep! stock muff is a real Gem, one of the best on any stock bike, just wish it sounded as good as it looks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by COLVERT View Post
    Totally agree. It's now a rare sight to see the stock item. Makes the bike stand out amongst all those Look-A-Likes.---
    Thanks, yeah, Some stockies look like they were an afterthought to the overall design, but the CBs is definitely not. Removing it messes with the lines too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furygan View Post
    Yep! stock muff is a real Gem, one of the best on any stock bike, just wish it sounded as good as it looks!
    Yeah, that's the only problem with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigOne-94-14 View Post
    Visually, I agree.
    I'm leaning more now...

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    But I'm not giving up my Ixil. It looks like the original should have.

    Now ... If there were a good looking alternative that filled in the space left by the original and combined lean shotgun looks like the Ixil, well I might be swayed. But only maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigOne-94-14 View Post
    But I'm not giving up my Ixil. It looks like the original should have.

    Now ... If there were a good looking alternative that filled in the space left by the original and combined lean shotgun looks like the Ixil, well I might be swayed. But only maybe.
    Agreed.....

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    I agree, I said I wouldn't change mine as i felt very few followed the lines and I couldn't justify the expense. I don't like the smaller ones as I feel they bring the sound to close your ear level and leave a lot of space shown.

    Then I was offered this one second hand at a good price and I love arrows, plus it follows the lines. I bought it then kept an eye out for a carbon cat cover to finish it off which luckily didn't take to long to find.

    Must have kept the original on for 4 years always felt it looked good.
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