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MC Garage Video: Is Riding Without A Muffler Bad For Your Bike?

In an effort to improve the sound of their motorcycle, some riders will remove their bike’s muffler. What are the risks if you cut off that stock can?

Today’s stock exhaust systems are far too quiet for most riders’ preferences, and word on the street (or forums, to be more specific) is that you don’t need to spend $500 on a slip-on to make your bike louder. That’s because your bike will sound sick if just yank off the stock muffler and run an open pipe. But is riding without a muffler bad for the engine, or is it just bad for humanity? We’ll get to the bottom of things in this video from the MC Garage.

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