As some of you know from my previous posts, I have way too much time on my hands. When I was shopping for an exhaust recently I searched in vain for some really good sound clips/videos of the various aftermarket systems. I've since made my exhaust choice but before I install it, I intend to record a short video clip of the stock system and the Akra system with and without the baffles. I'll also be taking sound level readings at constant idle, 3k, and 4k rpm's, and then take a max level reading after a quick rev of the motor up to redline. By doing the testing with the same video camera, from the same distance, in the same surroundings (hopefully in a large open area), I should be able to get good relative comparisons.
The reason I'm writing is first to see if anyone in the SF Bay Area that has a Tuono (or RSVR) with another aftermarket system wants to participate - Leo Vinci, Akra Evo6, Arrow, Smalt, Tig, etc. Shouldn't take long and won't require much more than parking your bike for a while and running it while the video is shot and the sound readings are taken.
And finally, does anyone have any input on the best way to take the readings? Apparently racetracks here like Laguna Seca measure sound from the edge of the track approximately 50 feet from the bike. I plan to test that as well as from a distance of, say, 6 feet. If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions, I'm all ears.