Originally Posted by JBMorse
After a ride to the White Mountains with the wife today I have decided to look into some alternate exhaust systems for my Transalp.
Mufflers from other bikes.
...I saw a couple posts about fitting GSXR mufflers, but I'm not crazy about the fact that they don't exactly clear the stock plastic....
As a point of clarification, the GSXR exhaust can fit nicely without any plastic interference:
Best of all it should cost you less than $50 all said and done, including hiring out welding and bending a new link pipe from the headers to the can (find a non-titanium flange for the link pipe, pre-2001 model year IIRC), and it weighs a whole lot less than stock. While the GXSR exhaust is noisier than stock (more of a growl), it is assuredly much less bothersome than the SuperTrapp.
The options that you have listed all seem very interesting and I will be interested to see what ends up working for you.