I also went back to stock. I own an 07 C50 and installed cobra streetrod slashdowns. Extremely Loud, and sounded tinny. Never really liked it even from the get-go but Road it anyway. Ears ringing even with earplugs. Finally got sick of it and put oem back on without any mods, omg, I love it! Not sure why I ever switched? Also had lowered rear 2.5", liked the look but also went back to original......the bike is now a joy to ride! Im 57 years old....maybe just too old for that. Lol. Maybe time for a goldwing!
Nahhh, You just like a plushier ride that doesn't send jolts of pain into your spine on every bump.
Two reasons actually: one, and the more important - it is too F*****G loud. Second, and less important - the nice thumping sound goes away as soon as RPMs climb. On city streets (most of my riding is done during the week and in city setting) it is annoying and hurts my right year after a 25 minute accelerate-go-stop-accelerate... traffic. At higher RPM, it just doesn't sound as nice, and I can't ride even for short starches of highway without ear-plugs.
This. 100% this. Loud exhausts sound great at idle on sub liter engines but at speed are obnoxious fart machines.
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