It means with the baffle installed it is 80db or lower. This allows it to pass EPA noise pollution regs. But California requires all parts to be approved by DOT and all exhaust systems to be approved by the CARB. So no, I do not believe this system is technically CA legal, but since it's not as loud with all the baffles in, you aren't going to really be turning any heads with the cops either. legally I can't in good conscience tell you to go out and get it. But, it's ultimately your choice.I needed input on the Yoshimura R-77 slip on which is touted as EPA noise compliant.
Is this for CA riders?
Does this mean it's only slightly louder than stock?
The funny thing about measure dB is that it's NOT additive. So if stock is 76 dB, if it's twice as much it's not 152dB. It's probably somewhere closer to 80. If they claim it's EPA compliant, then it doesn't exceed 80 dB.I have a full system and even with the baffle in is twice as loud as stock. Dont know about the slip on though, I am assuming it would still be a decibel increase over the stock can.
I would say all of the other brands are in the same category as Yoshi.....I appreciate the contributions.
Yoshi is in the same sound category as all the major brands that are similar length and diameter?
I can't remember what company it was but I remember seeing one that had upgradeable baffles you could install which were supposed to really cut down on the noise. I can't remember who made it was.I would say all of the other brands are in the same category as Yoshi.....
But yes they all sound relatively identical. Except the Twobros, disgustingly louder
The stainless is shiny, but I think the same it just doesnt seem to suit the bike. The extra $$ for the full carbon is def worth it. All of what 50 bucks extra? Not much when your spending 400+ on something that you will never change.....get what you really want the first time instead of kicking yourself later on when you see the one you really wanted on another bike and how good it looks.Regarding the stainless/carbon tip model, this is the polished shiny metal not the dull finish? Might not be right for bike. Full carbon adds extra $$.
Nope only 60 dollars more from stainless to carbon. For 60 bucks I would go the carbon for sure.It's $100 more.
But like you said, if you like it get it.
When the value of something exceeds its cost, you will buy.