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Has anyone mounted the aftermarket Hindle muffler and recorded a sound wave for posting? Their exhausts and mufflers look to be well made out of stainless steel. I've never seen their products running around California.....
 

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EVERYTHING is illegal in califonia :D

its illegal everywhere else too - its against federal law to tamper with emissions-related devices (exhaust and sound) but CA is the most strict as far as that stuff goes
 

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It is my understanding that the Spyder has a catalyst on it for emissions control. Is that true?
If so, I wonder where it is. Is it in the muffler assembly?
Does the Hindle exhaust have one, or is it removed?
Could that be why it is off road only, Or is it that much louder than stock?

If California is as strict as you say, I'm sure glad I don't live there.
Here in Utah, As long as your exhaust isn't ridiculously loud, Nobody would ever hassle you.

As soon as the Hindle exhaust is available Please let us know.
I WANT ONE :D
 

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Hindle Exhausts

Thanks to everyone who posted replies. Being a California resident, one has to walk a line regarding sound pressure levels and noise. Some jurisdictions, say like the small town of Cotati, north of San Fransicko, use a decibel meter to guage approaching bikes, and pull over and cite violators. This largely came as a result of straight pipes on Harley Davidsons, but a GSXR or ZX or CBR won't be immune. So some of the mellower pipes or slip-ons appear to be the way to go. Full race systems are just too loud. ( I like them, but not at the wee hours of the morning, or late in the evening, either). So the Superbike races at Infineon are a great place for me. Hopefully the Hindle opens the Spyder up a bit so you can hear the V-Twin beat going on, but within reason. ;) (And without offending the locals, or other motorists)
 

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I will be concerned about noise ordinances in SoCal when I begin to see the Harleys with the straight pipes getting pulled over for a ticket. Until then, I think the Hindle is a significant option.
 

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I installed the Hindle pipe on my Spyder ( # 131), and think it's the greatest addition to the bike. The stock pipe, IMHO, lacks character and the Hindle truely makes the bike sound so much better.

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