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i had no plans to upgrade. but then i went cruising with a friend and his bike has some nice exhaust that sounds beautiful and i got jealous so im in the market. what exhaust systems will work well, upgrade performance and sound darn good but not ridiculously loud for a 1998 500r ninja? i mean right now my ninja just sounds like a pissed off dirt bike. im wanting a tougher sound i guess. can anyone tell me some good ideas/where to get them/how much its gonna cost?? thanks alot everyone.
 

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I always thought mine (also a '98 ) sounds like a lawnmower at low RPMs and a coffee grinder at high RPMs.

The Muzzy is my favorite so far, of the ones I've heard. You can find them for $300 to $350. If you replace the full exhaust, though, you'll probably need to rejet, which is another $75. If you need someone to tune it, add more to that.

If you just want more sound, you can add slip-ons (or pull the stock mufflers and hollow them out), but I've never heard any to comment on sound.
 

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The inline 2 cylinder is never going to sound like its 4 cylinder brothers. Although its not gonna sound like its v-twin brothers either. You'll have a very unique sound.
 

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I agree with Narcisse91 about muzzy sounding the best so far, I have heard a bunch of different ones and whenever I turn on my bike with Muzzy I LOVE THE SOUND!!!!! Its nice and loud and helps alot for people noticing that there is a bike near by.
 

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I have a D & D full system. I love it. It is louder than the muzzy. D & D pipes are the most free flowing and therefore the loudest. Only downfall is I had to trim the factory lower with a dremel (not a problem if you have an aftermarket full faring) and I had to remove my centerstand. You cannot notice where the lower was trimmed unless you look under the bike or remove it. I had to remove a small piece on the very bottom...it took less than an hour to remove the old exhaust, centerstand, install the new exhaust and trim the faring. (Rejetting took longer) It was well worth it in my opinion. I got it from www.parts411.com They have pretty good prices and carry most of the exhausts avaiable for an ex500. www.pipecity.com is another one. I ordered my jet kit from www.dynojet.com. With the settings recommended for stage 1, there is a HUGE noticable power increase and very little tuning was required. About all I had to do is adjust the idle.
 

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would the Cobra F1 Slip-On Mufflers make a big difference. they are fairly cheap. just wondering.. and is there anywhere i cna find sound clips of them? any of the systems that is... thanks.
 
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