My gf was pointing out that when I kickstart the bike the left pipe rattles around like crazy. I took a look at it and just noticed my bike had a slight crack in the exhaust... Right in between the expansion chamber and silencer. This probably happened when one of the previous owners dropped it on that side.
Anyways, we were out riding when all of a sudden the bike decided to turn REALLY loud and obnoxious... When I came to a stop and checked... Sure enough... The crack had gone all the way through and now it's basically as if the silencer isn't even being used anymore.
My question is this... Beside the obvious fact that it's MUCH louder now... Will this affect the engine in anyway? I mean if I need to make and emergency trip out with the bike will it be bad for the engine because the jetting is wrong or something?
Sigh... No more night rides for me until I can get this fixed.