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The only suggestion I make to anyone considering an aftermarket exhaust is leave the OEM one in place. You can get them for free, or next to free as time after time, people rip off the perfectly good set of pipes to try to get their bike to sound like a Harley. It won't. Ever. It will sound really loud and droning, especially on the freeway. Look in the swap meet for OEM pipes and you will be happier.
The cross pipe is there to equalize back pressure when compression braking.
Current Bikes -->
-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
-2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present
Past Bikes ----->
-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017