Wanted: A little less noise

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Wanted: A little less noise

#1

Post by 1959Pan » Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:14 pm

Hey guys: I have a 2 into 1 on my 59 with a repop fishtail muffler. Problem is I still have a bunch of exhaust noise or at least more than I want. Anyone know of a muffler that will tone down the exhaust noise so I can hear that great Pan music?
Man am I gettin old or what.

1959 HD
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1999 BMW R1100rt
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VT

#2

Post by VT » Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:26 am

Sure. You have a choice. A (65236-58) '58-66, 22" chrome, DCC brand muffler from V-Twin, (30-0220) sugg. retail $128.68 or the same (65236-58) muffler V-Twin brand (30-0282), sugg. retail $66.50. I've run the V-Twin brand as a single exhaust, two-into-one muffler for 10 yrs. and it sounds mellow. If you go by the "getting what you pay for" theory, try the DCC. Maybe it's glass-packed. Let us know how it sounds, whichever one you get.

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#3

Post by Cotten » Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:42 am

Anything has got to be better than a fishtail.

.....Cotten

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#4

Post by windweaver » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:13 am

i like fishtails they will be on mine soon WW

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#5

Post by fourthgear » Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:28 pm

1959pan
If you have any exh. leaks , they do make a little more noise, well maybe a lot more noise. I have not been able to keep mine from leaking yet, I keep blowing out any thing I put in there so far.

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#6

Post by jellero » Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:39 am

using an internal baffle is an option. i put 3" baffles wrapped in fiberglass in my road king fishtails and they sounded good. very solid but not a cracking noise. j

VT

#7

Post by VT » Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:32 am

If you have any exh. leaks , they do make a little more noise, well maybe a lot more noise. I have not been able to keep mine from leaking yet, I keep blowing out any thing I put in there so far.
Have your tried cutting 1/2" strips of coffee can and inserting them as circular shim stock between the spigot and hub of the header? Worked on mine until I had the heads re-manufactured at Accurate Engineering.

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#8

Post by fourthgear » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:52 pm

VT
I have new spigots and they are fine, its the flat pipe and " Y " pipe that are blowing everything out and I haven't tried the shim stock in there ,but will before I buy a new exh. system ( I do need one , it be good & rusty ).
Does anyone use the later mod. one piece system to replace the two piece " Y " & flat pipes ? Will it work on a none elec. swing arm ?

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#9

Post by Sidecar » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:45 pm

I like Paugho mufflers. I've had them on several bikes and they all seem to make a nice mellow sound. I've had coments from a couple of people that like the sound also.

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#10

Post by Guest » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:15 pm

Get the melo-tone sound back. Make people smile when they hear it.

"Loud pipes save lives" is a ridiculous statement.

"Loud pipes annoy people and they just might run you over or force you into a curb to show their displeasure" is more like it. Think about that the next time you're lane splitting on that straight pipe piece-of-sxxt.

VT

#11

Post by VT » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:19 pm

Hey!! This is Plumb-halen-ski. Don't log me out man....(belligerently pounds on car hood)...I'm no guest.
p.s. we like da' kine spell-check.. good feature, brah 8)

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#12

Post by PanPal » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:53 pm

I ended up changing to the true dual set up. I like it a lot better. Having the front frame mount on the front header pipe is necessary. Many front header pipes are also about an inch too short to get a good seal in the squish pipe. Adding this inch solved my squish pipe leaks. High heat red silicon on the connections then let them cure overnight before starting it.

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#13

Post by Pantony » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:39 am

PanPal the red silicone will work for a while but eventually the bonding agents in it will desitigrate and that too will crack and blow out. try hydraulic tubing on a OD grider to make a tubiliar shim

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