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Author Topic: Bassani Megaphone Exhaust Question  (Read 322 times)

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Offline west.c.ridez

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Bassani Megaphone Exhaust Question
« on: February 19, 2021, 08:24:07 pm »
Hey bolt riders,

I got my eyes on a Bassani Megaphone Slip On and was wondering if any packing or any other maintenance is required? 

Also, for those who own it, how does it sound long term?

I initially wanted the V&H comp series, but they are officially discontinued (spoke to a V&H rep)

Thanks all!

Offline lunkhead

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Re: Bassani Megaphone Exhaust Question
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 04:51:16 pm »
I bought the 4" megaphone because it was cheap for a well-known brand. It has glass packing but it uses a louvered core so it's more restrictive and stays quieter than most slip-ons without a decibel killer. Even after the packing is gone, it won't get way too loud. Had I known it used a louvered core, I would've bought something else.

The other problem was rust. The only parts on my Bolt that started showing signs of rust were the Hagons and the Bassani. I was going to have the Bassani ceramic coated and replace the core with perforated SS but figured I'd just cut my loses and bought a 22" ceramic Delkevic instead. Delkevic has other, cheaper uncoated SS options as well but like other short aftermarket slip-ons, their 16" is going to be louder. There's a trade off between muffler mass, exhaust flow and good looks.

Offline west.c.ridez

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Re: Bassani Megaphone Exhaust Question
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 06:30:43 pm »
Much appreciated lunkhead!