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When the chips are down...

Question for you tekkers:

Quiet pipes save ears and I've reinstalled the stock exhaust on my '02 S keeping the performance chip in place. The bike runs great, albeit on the rich side, and gas mileage is in the 40 range.

But the richness is more than I'd like to keep running. The 2 obvious options are: reinstall the hot but loud exhaust or reinstall the stock chip (anyone got one lying around?!).

Is there another way to go here? Is there a quiet performance exhaust out there? I'd hate to give up performance for efficiency so your thoughts are appreciated for a cheap (the bike. not me is rich). solution.
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Riding with earplugs was not an option??
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and dont most aftermarket system have removable baffle options as well??? heck, you could have a muffler shop make something.

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Eh? What was that? Hair Rugs? Oh...Earplugs - always! But the noise on long trips becomes wearing and, for the first time, I have the ability to actually hear what's going on around me.
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not knowing what system you were using- but assuming that it included a mid-pipe with cat eliminator and hi-flow mufflers; did you consider running the cat elim pipe with a set of stock mufflers?
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There IS a solution.
it's not exactly cheap, but IS probably the 'right' way.
It's called Power Commander III USB wideband.
Then some dyno time to dial the map in perfectly for YOUR engine.
Live happily ever after...for about $700.00USD.

Having just started to play with mine I can telll one and all the potential is now tehre to really dial these things in and not just bandaid the rich and lean spots with a
'close enough' solution.....
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