About me

I am one of those quirky Bulleteers who spend more money on their thumpers than on their wives. Being a bachelor does make the job a lot easier. However I have never being shy of trying out new things on my royal ride. Since the time I got my own bullet, I have steadily experimented with mods.

Mind you these are not mods that aim to change the look of Bullet and make it a “HARDLY Davidson”. No thank you. I very much love the old style charm of Royal Enfield. These are mods that aim to get the best out of your Enfield so that you can break a leg with your ride without literally breaking your leg starting it.

So in the interest of the “Bullet brotherhood”, I am sharing my list of mods that have actually made my Bullet experience better. Please do feel free to post in the comments section any products that you feel deserve mentioning in my list.

Also read my review on Bullet mechanics in Delhi NCR and Must have Royal Enfield Bullet accessories

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sans inc. Short bottle exhaust review

Sans inc. Short bottle glasswool exhaust
Sans inc. Short bottle glasswool exhaust

This is the first exhaust I tried on my bullet whose sound I actually liked. The note is not as booming as a wildboar and not rattling and noisy as some of the cheaper aftermarket exhaust. Over time the boom in the sound matures and gives nice rich thump on all levels. I have also found that on replacement from an OEM silencer you’ll definitely notice less vibration in your Bull and improved pickup.

Pros or advantages of Sans inc. Short bottle exhaust

Good all round sound, improved pickup, less vibration, classic looks, stock replacement does not need any tuning

Cons or issues with Sans inc. Short bottle exhaust

Silencer prone to rust. Sound may be too loud for some. Causes backfiring after a time. 

Further improvements required in Sans inc. Short bottle exhaust

The silencer started showing signs of rust after the first monsoon. By second monsoon there were big patches all round which had rusted. Perhaps the manufacturer can try making the same thing in stainless steel.

Usage tips for Sans inc. Short bottle exhaust

Before installing the exhaust fit it on your bullet and listen to the sound. Buy it only after you are completely comfortable with the sound. Once you have installed the exhaust go for a short ride. Lean in during the turns to check if the exhaust height is set properly or not. Ideally exhaust should about 1-2 inch below the footrest. Any higher and it will burn the foot or the footwear of the pillion. Any lower and it will hit the ground during turns causing nasty scratches which will lead to rusting. Better yet take a pillion rider along during the short ride and check whether their foot is comfortably placed away from the exhaust. Also talk to your passenger to check whether they are comfortably able to hear you over the exhaust note. Sometimes new exhausts will have excess glasswool coming out of the exhaust pipe. That is perfectly normal. Pull out the excess glasswool with gloved hands or using pliers.

Where to buy Sans inc. Short bottle exhaust

Can be bought online or you can visit their store in Tilak Nagar Delhi. 

Price (approx) of Sans inc. Short bottle exhaust

Rs. 2000/-