looking to get new tyres and exhaust for my vn800 can anyone
suggest best makes for the tyres looking for good all weather and cornering,the exhaust i want something with a deeper sound (original to quiet),
Tires: Metzler ME880 Marathon is a great tire. Some guys go with Avons. Either one is a good choice.
Exhaust: Ask 50 people, get 50 opinions. I have Hard Krome 2.75 staggered straights. Good sound, even with the baffles. Big diameter pipe looks good. Vance & Hines is popular also. Some people like Cobras, but I hear more complaints about them than I do V&H or HK. Some people have gutted the stock pipes for improved sound and performance. I don't know the particulars on it, but I think the instructions are somewhere online if you search hard enough. If I stumble on it, I'll post a link.
If you haven't bought new pipes yet you may want to try what I did. I took a 1/4 in drill bit and drilled 9 holes in a circular pattern toward the outside of the end of the baffle.My 800 now has a nice rumble but not too loud.In fact some of my nieghbors thought I got after market pipes when they heard it.I tried putting a K&N filter on to but made the 800 run too lean so went back to the stock air filter.Bike runs a little better and I really like the sound.
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