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Have my stock full exhaust with cat and the massive turd that fits on the end hanging in the garage. Guess ill pack them away for keeping if my 15 might be a gem someday 🙂
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I've always stored away my stock items and in general try to stay stock as much as possible for resale. On my 2018 H2 SX/SE I've changed out the muffler for the Akrapovic for looks and a little more air flow and put in a K&N air filter... that's it. I fantasize sometimes about flashing the ECU, but don't think I'll ever do it in reality as the MPG is bad enough as it is and I still might want to take a long tour with it.
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You know, I think I remember Brock(?) mentioning that the ECU could be flashed for
MPG as well as performance. In one of his videos.
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I've always stored away my stock items and in general try to stay stock as much as possible for resale. On my 2018 H2 SX/SE I've changed out the muffler for the Akrapovic for looks and a little more air flow and put in a K&N air filter... that's it. I fantasize sometimes about flashing the ECU, but don't think I'll ever do it in reality as the MPG is bad enough as it is and I still might want to take a long tour with it.
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Have my stock full exhaust with cat and the massive turd that fits on the end hanging in the garage. Guess ill pack them away for keeping if my 15 might be a gem someday 🙂
Agreed, that exhaust is not only ugly itís unbelievably heavy .
My 2015 is almost standard but the exhaust and the equally ugly number plate bracket had to go , at least the U.K. bikes are not fitted with the dinner plate sized reflectors , with that combination of monstrous carbuncles afflicting the looks of the H2 itís a wonder I brought one ! Luckily easily remedied in half a day .

Despite the above statement it wouldnít surprise me to find myself bolting all the ugly stuff back on in twenty years (if I can lift the exhaust at 75 .
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Agreed, that exhaust is not only ugly itís unbelievably heavy .

My 2015 is almost standard but the exhaust and the equally ugly number plate bracket had to go , at least the U.K. bikes are not fitted with the dinner plate sized reflectors , with that combination of monstrous carbuncles afflicting the looks of the H2 itís a wonder I brought one ! Luckily easily remedied in half a day .



Despite the above statement it wouldnít surprise me to find myself bolting all the ugly stuff back on in twenty years (if I can lift the exhaust at 75 .


I could barely lift the vile piece of shite at 50!!


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If I could find a quiet, good looking, lighter aftermarket exhaust that was a efficient as the stocker, I would consider it. Having had an original H2 in 73 with chambers, I will never ever have another loud bike. I ride hundreds of miles each time I take it out and the extra noise is mentally fatiguing, big time and we need to be as sharp as possible. It is a road bike, ultimate performance is not required, and if I can't ride around a few extra lbs .... well. I never ride more than 70% anyway. Also masking the noises the SC and the BOV makes would be a crime. It doesn't have a bad shape, it is just large. I didn't buy it for it's looks. Although it is the best looking motorcycle ever made IMHO.
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If I could find a quiet, good looking, lighter aftermarket exhaust that was a efficient as the stocker, I would consider it. Having had an original H2 in 73 with chambers, I will never ever have another loud bike. I ride hundreds of miles each time I take it out and the extra noise is mentally fatiguing, big time and we need to be as sharp as possible. It is a road bike, ultimate performance is not required, and if I can't ride around a few extra lbs .... well. I never ride more than 70% anyway. Also masking the noises the SC and the BOV makes would be a crime. It doesn't have a bad shape, it is just large. I didn't buy it for it's looks. Although it is the best looking motorcycle ever made IMHO.


Doesnít have a bad shape!!??
I understand the quiet thing Ted but Jesus itís outrageously ugly!
Honestly the laughs the H2 comedy silencer gets in the UK, I genuinely wouldnít park my bike with that tumor hanging off it!
Iíve never, ever seen one fitted here. Ever.
We were thankfully given an option to junk it during original purchase
Designed at Japanese kindergarten on a chalk board! However, beauty is in the eye of the...


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How about this alternative Ted ?
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Well, how about asking women about the stock muffler? More pluses then negatives in my country, mind you, most men need a woman to tell them what to wear anyway. In saying that I am running an Austin Racing Muffler if you can call it that. The H2 has destroyed the primary baffle but quick repair with boiler rope shut it up somewhat.
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How about this alternative Ted ?
Looks are subjective, actually believe it or not the comments I get from women about the pipe are actually positive (they look at things differently), the comments from men are mostly negative. I tend to trust a woman's opinion about looks much more than a man's. Women just love the look of the bike. The most positive comments are about the wheels.

I try not to comment on the looks of someone else's bike if I don't like it and I won't. But that Acro pipe is the ugliest thing ever hung on a motorcycle. Although it might help the looks of a Harley (I personally don't think anything can). Function before appearance. If I find a quiet, better looking, light pipe, I will probably buy it. Until then I will just have to ride around with people pointing and laughing, got nothing to prove to anyone.
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