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Old 12-08-2012, 02:27 AM
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Might be the photos, but to me it looks too far back. Any way to cut the pipe shorter?
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:36 AM
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Might be the photos, but to me it looks too far back. Any way to cut the pipe shorter?
With the baffle in, it is an inch longer than the reflector of the number plate light -- but is still shorter than the end of the back rack.
It's all made with stainless brackets with fittings to line-up with the original exhaust fitting points -- so I doubt whether there is an ability to shorten it, as is. You'd have to weld or somehow fix new mounting brackets.
It has never struck me as being oddly long -- and I'm a bit into aesthetics. So -- I don't think you'd have an issue with it in the flesh.
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Chris,ta for the pics it really does look amazingly like a staintune system,I had a google and it seems they are only compatible with the OEM centre stand and I have a H&B so the conversion is getting out of hand price wise.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:33 PM
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Absolute complete rubbish.
Please produce ONE factual piece of evidence to support the myth that this story is.
I don't agree with you on this one KIWI. The pipes on my (years ago) GS750 were rusted out, they all did, and produced a horrible rorty noise. On two separate occasions, two sleepy headed cagers, suddenly pulled back on their steering wheels when they wanted the same piece of road as I was on. I was level with their rear bumper bar, when they heard the pipes. No doubt they (noisy pipes) saved me from confrontations that I would have lost.
BUT!! I hate, loath and detest those straight through shotgun pipes that a certain breed of Kath and Kim rider ( look ad moi, look ad moi) must have, that rattle shop windows and can be heard for miles. Something to do with a dick extension. Book the bastards I say.

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Old 12-08-2012, 05:02 PM
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Absolute complete rubbish.
Please produce ONE factual piece of evidence to support the myth that this story is.
Please produce ONE factual piece of evidence that they dont

Is it the noise,or the Gay Pirate,look that gets the attention of the car drivers when the mates out on his cut pipe HD.
A horrible noise it is but the Gay Pirates must recon its all part of the image
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:00 PM
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hey kiwi do u live in a dream world....or are you deaf...my friends and i can give you hundreds of incidents where loud pipes saves lifes...and yes i do own a loud harley as well, not overly loud but still enough as the cage operators don't look ...but sure as hell hear...
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:19 PM
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hey kiwi do u live in a dream world....or are you deaf...my friends and i can give you hundreds of incidents where loud pipes saves lifes...
In fact I have good hearing one of the reasons I have good hearing is that I was amongst the first to adopt mufflers on MX bikes back in the 1970s when unmuffled two stroke expansion chambers were the norm. Strangely enough I can't say the addition of a muffler to my bikes at the time had any negative effects on my race results. Noise does not equal performance and nor does it equal safety.

Now lets see the FACTS of some of these incidents that you talk about. Make sure that you can prove that the noise and ONLY the noise is the thing that saved the riders life.

FACTS are not just "I have loud pipes and I didn't have a crash therefore the loud pipes saved me".

Loud pipes are nothing more than penis extensions for riders who feel insecure and before the flames start loud is loud not different. Many after market pipes change the note of an exhaust to make it more business like but do not increase the volume of noise.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:23 PM
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What decibel level are we talking about here 1 persons definition of loud is different to other peoples
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:43 AM
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good one cris, like the snaps of your new muffler.
apart from some weight saving your bike will sound the way you
are happy with .
AS FOR ALL THOSE LOOKING TO FORCE THEIR OPINIONS AND JUDGEMENT
ON OTHERS . PERHAPS YOU SHOULD GO FOR A RIDE INSTEAD OF SITTING INSIDE BEHIND YOUR P.C.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:46 AM
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Just had the first full day ride with the Staintune on.
My previously mentioned 3.7 L/100km was a short gentle ride in some local twisty's -- and the figure was from the dash readout.
Today's ride (with the baffle in) was more than one tank full -- so I got an accurate bowser/odometer reading. 3.89 L/100km -- at a lot of 10 to 15 above the 100km/hr -- some speed limit stuff through minor road twisty's -- and a couple of passing runs up to the old ton (indicated speed).
Looking back at previous figures, that's not an improvement -- but at least there's no fuel penalty for the noticeable increase in torque and greatly improved sound that seems to separate the beats to give more of a distinctive twin thumper sound.
Well done Staintune; many thanks from this little black duck, (an ex Sandgroper -- escaped from the flat land to be enjoying the wonderful twisty roads mountains abound with).

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