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Definitely - the occasional non-earplug ride to enjoy the noise is fine, but we should all be wearing protection most of the time. With full exhaust and the db-buster out the Multi is very loud under throttle - and wind noise is probably even more of a problem because it's constant.
I agree Dave ...our Multi's generate a lot of "dirty-air-turbulence" / noise...but as the cold weather/temps are here for some of us
one thing that helps a lot ( I was reminding myself of / noticing ) a good thick fleece neck gator for the neck , complete coverage helmet to jacket ,
I use the best ear plugs and have a top of the line Arai helmet ...but a means of dampening that damn wind along the bottom of the helmet...much better
 

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Morning DarR, I ran some sound checks yesterday as per your request...
at the height / angle / distance , and included a 4000 rpm reading also .
and did a with and without baffle insert too... what I found kinda surprised me

RPMs Dbs with baffle insert without insert (open)

Idle 70 71
2000 72 72
4000 81 83

Of course under load and full throttle those #'s will change...and your mileage might vary<smile>
so the Akra insert doesn't make a big difference on the center stand,
but on the road, Without, definitely sounds deeper and "richer"
and can be operated at a "civilized" mode , around town..etc
but when ya want ...it's sweet ...I'm going to continue to go "insertless"

hope this helps
Ps I like your word "Ducatinnitus"
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Nice to finally see some proper numbers. 1db difference LOL!
I have the full termi titanium system. I wonder what the numbers would be on it?
 

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On a stock 1260 Pikes Peak I've obtained the following reading with my Radio Shack Decibel Meter as shown.
87 db at idle and about 90db at 2000 rpm. measured at an angle of 45° at 20 inches from the exhaust. Of importance, I also previously calibrated the (3) apps on my android phone to coincide with my analogue sound meter as follows:
Sound Meter app: +10 db
Decibel Meter app: +14 db
Decibel X app +2 db
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On a stock 1260 Pikes Peak I've obtained the following reading with my Radio Shack Decibel Meter as shown.
87 db at idle and about 90db at 2000 rpm. measured at an angle of 45° at 20 inches from the exhaust. Of importance, I also previously calibrated the (3) apps on my android phone to coincide with my analogue sound meter as follows:
Sound Meter app: +10 db
Decibel Meter app: +14 db
Decibel X app +2 db
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The app I used on my iPhone was from a company I believe named.. dB.., it was part of a package for 4 bucks that included a bar code reader , light spectrum/intensity meter,
speedometer / heads up display , haven't had time to play with all of it yet, but this company "dB" is all over the apple app store ,prices and packages.
 

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Same would probably be available for iPhones
I think this topic deserves its own thread. To be continued here:
 

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Hi guys, another option (at least in Australia and perhaps the UK) is Delkevic.
I'm looking at getting their de-cat system soon. Reasonably priced, and if it's anything like the system we put on my mates CB900 quality is nice.

 

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Italian exhausts for italian bikes, imho nothing sounds better than an arrow system on a ducati, not even termi comes close 😳🙊

Here comes the firing squad!
 

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I like the sound of the Termignoni "race" exhaust on mine..I took the baffle out once and let it idle it sounded like a GP bike lol. I am an Akrapovic fan, but the guy who I bought the bike from put this exhaust and it came with a different fuel map on a USB stick.
 

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I just installed the Arrow Works Titanium silencer and decat link pipe on my 1200S. Install was easy and straightforward. It was pretty satisfying to remove that giant brick of a cat tucked right up against the crankcase. I cant imagine that thing is friendly towards engine temps.

It’s Alaska outside right now, so it’ll be awhile before riding season. I had to hear it though, so I popped the garage door. After pulling the baffle out, I fired it up and let it warm up for a minute. Idling, this thing sounds amazing. Instant ear to ear grin. Once you crack the throttle, W O W. It sounds like an absolute beast now.

The ziptie exhaust valve cable solution seems like such an afterthought. I wish removing that little motor wasn’t such a PITA.

 

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If you don't mind me asking, what brand rearsets are those?
 

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Thank you, i like those gilles even though i couldn't stand the levers i had on my sfs once from the same brand.
 
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