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Greetings!

So, I'm hoping to join the tribe (very) soon. I am looking at a pre-owned RM 2017, and I'd like your expert opinion on a couple issues (hope it's the right forum for this, please redirect if necessary...)

It's a 9,000 miles bike with Stage 2, replaced headers (no cat), and open Rinehart. Should I have any concerns about impact on future engine maintenance issues? Is there any way to bring the noise level down a notch? (asking for the passenger...) The bike is outside the original warranty, so I don't think I can buy an extended warranty at this point: is this something I should worry about?

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The thing sounds perfect the way it is,the previous owner put all that money into it,just stick with it,you'll get used to the pipes,once you here ones louder than yours lol.

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And good luck and hope its everything you were looking for,my roadmaster sure was.

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Wife didn't like pipes either. We both got headaches on long Vaca.... didn't realize what the reason was for a while..fond some stock pipes but leave that cat out.may have to retune though.. my 15 rm is almost stock I love that engine
 

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My 18 Road master is stock with cat intact but o removed stock mufflers and added Cobra slip ons,and love the sound it's a nice low bellow that rarely crackles and a nice subdue tone when throttle through the gears.

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I‘ve a 2017 RM with Stage-1 AC, Stage-2 cam‘s and the Jekil sind Hyde mufflers.

My wife has no concerns about the noise. During riding the noise is going more behind the bike, then to the rider and passenger.
We both are enjoying the deep and thunk rumble sound. :D
 

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My 17 has been mostly trouble free other than a few petty issues and the RC update. Im not sure how something like that is handled out of warranty.

Welcome to the tribe. Come on inside. This place has everything.

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I'm sure there are alot of stock slip-ons available from folks that have changed theirs.
She is a great bike.

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Wow. Many thanks for y'all fast and helpful replies!

I called Rinehart and I was advised that the best first step to tone down the sound is wrapping the baffles. If I end up getting the bike, it'll be the second thing I try (first thing will be to convince my better half that it's music and not noise...)

On the warranty thing: is the consensus here that it's pretty much a waste of $, I shouldn't worry about it, and I'm better off banking the $1,600 cost?

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Wow. Many thanks for y'all fast and helpful replies!

I called Rinehart and I was advised that the best first step to tone down the sound is wrapping the baffles. If I end up getting the bike, it'll be the second thing I try (first thing will be to convince my better half that it's music and not noise...)

On the warranty thing: is the consensus here that it's pretty much a waste of $, I shouldn't worry about it, and I'm better off banking the $1,600 cost?

Zevi
You'll get a Thousand different replies to that. Mine is, if it is available directly from Polaris buy it. If its from the dealer, I'd pass.
 

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For me, the warranty concerns revolve around all the electronics on the RM. Polaris does not cover 'wear & tear'. I have a stock 2017 RM and it is awesome!
 

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I would see if you can get some baffles that will quieten the mufflers down so you can enjoy your bike as that would be the biggest issue and if you can do that without buying new slip ons your a winner and it will save you big $$$$,
 

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From what I understand, there are 2 different baffles for the Rineharts. I have a set on my Springfield, and while they are the "loudest" of my three Indians (Bassani and Indian Fishtails), I wouldn't call them obnoxious or headache inducing by any stretch. The original owner may have put the louder baffles in for their preference. Worth getting the specs from Rinehart and checking it out.
 
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