UnderTail exhaust vs old skool down-low on right exhaust

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UnderTail exhaust vs old skool down-low on right exhaust

#1 Post by Toothpick Ted » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:13 pm

Hey all... I've been out of the game for a few years (as some of you know), just as the new exhaust systems were coming out.

So what has been the word on the street (opinions) for the newer (current) undertail exhaust compared to the previous style of exhaust pipe on the low right side??

...and yes, i realize that one negative aspect is that it effects when you try to pull your 12 o'clocks!!!! haha

- Does the undertail style make it a hotter ride (on the butt)?
- Do bikes with undertail exhausts still have any storage space under the rear seat??

Thanks for any feedback!!

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Re: UnderTail exhaust vs old skool down-low on right exhaust

#2 Post by NinjaMama » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:41 pm

I can only speak from my experience on my own bike. But for me, if the weather is 85 degrees or hotter, my bike is like riding a barbecue. And I don't have much room beyond tucking my bike tools and a brake-lock under the seat.
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Re: UnderTail exhaust vs old skool down-low on right exhaust

#3 Post by chiconaduc » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:36 pm

I have under tail exhaust and while I don't feel any heat coming up thru the seat itself, I do feel it on the inside of my thighs (OK, there was no way to say that without it sounding a bit naughty :lol: ) but only when it's really hot out. My bike is half naked and air-cooled, so I've always attributed the heat issues more to that than to the exhaust position.
And like Sabrina, the "trunk" is a joke--nothing but a few tools fit in there. But I like the way it looks and not having a side exhaust means one less thing to burn myself on.
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Re: UnderTail exhaust vs old skool down-low on right exhaust

#4 Post by HoneyBadger » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:03 pm

I've ridden bikes with both - for the rider, there's not a noticeable heat difference - but for the passenger that's a whole 'nuther story.

Trunk space is more limited on undertail exhaust, but is also as much a feature of design as anything.
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