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Old 12-03-2012, 07:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Triumph hi flow slash cut pipes - long

G'day guys,

well....after much procrastination I finally got some different pipes fitted to my 2010 Speedy.

My biggest issue was whether to get short or long pipes.....that and having everyone in my ear telling me I was mad to buy the triumph pipes and should be getting different brands, because the Trumpy ones weren't loud enough.

Maybe I'm getting old....the long pipes are definitely loud enough. I guess I'm writing this because I had such a hard time getting any info on the long hi flow pipes. I had heard that the shorter ones gave a better rumble, that I'd be dissappointed with the sound.

The long pipes I have fitted give a very distinct "bark" whilst idling, and when you crack the throttle......they certainly let others know you're there. I was after pipes that gave the bike a little bit more presence.....it has that now. I'm sure cars can hear me a lot better without actually deafening all those around me.

Basically, am I happy - yes. In fact I still need to get used to the "machine gun" sound when I accellerate. I was very worried there'd be almost no difference at all from stock, but i was very wrong. Whilst they do sometimes seem a little loud (yep....maybe I'm getting old), the thing I noticed is that on the freeway or cruising in a gear, they quieten right down. Even while decellerating, they don't bark or rev out - it's only whilst throttling on that they make their presence known. For anyone concerned that they won't get a decent sound from long pipes - my opinion is that they are certainly more than adequate and give the bike a very throaty sound.

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Old 12-03-2012, 08:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I agree, and l'm very happy with my short tors. Huge sound improvement over stock, without excessive noise.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I to am happy 09 speedy with TORS long slasch cut. I also put in the K & N filter and removed snorkel and put in a Bellmouth for more air intake to match of course this also gives a little more grunt on acceleration plus the Triumph remap for the pipe.
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My short TORS were crazy loud, probably made worse by the pod filters. I like a bike to sound like a bike, but this was just obnoxious.
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My short TORS were crazy loud, probably made worse by the pod filters. I like a bike to sound like a bike, but this was just obnoxious.
Well......have to admit that - after taking it for a few rides - it is a little loud for me.

There's probably a lot of people out there that would think I'm mad, but I usually take my daughter for a ride and it does get a little noisy. I'm after something a bit more subtle.

It's funny that quite a few people warned me off the Trumpy pipes saying they weren't loud enough......considering my options.

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The cheapest option would be to put some 4" universal baffles in the ends of the header pipes. That's what I did and it made a significant difference. It took the harsh edge off.
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The cheapest option would be to put some 4" universal baffles in the ends of the header pipes. That's what I did and it made a significant difference. It took the harsh edge off.
That may be my saviour.....just been considering putting the originals back on and selling the long hi flow ones.

When you mention 4 inchuniversal baffles, have yo had any experience with them at all, and is it a simple thing i could do at home or am I better off going to the local exhaust place and telling them my problem ?

I love the bark the bike has, but the costant drone.....it's a bit much for me. If I could "dumb it down" a little, it'd probably be great.

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I have 4" baffles in mine right now, it makes all the difference. I drilled a 4mm hole thru the header pipe and also the baffle end to secure them with an M4 screw and nut. You have to use a countersunk screw and a bigger drill bit (M6) to make a slight counterbore in the header pipe. It's an easy job.

If you do it and want a little more silencing, you can always wrap the baffles. I did that too, but most of the wadding got blown away eventually. The bike runs fine either way, the baffles do not seem to cause any excess restriction. I tried the 8" baffles too, and they did screw up the running.

This is what I have, something like this. You would need the 42mm diameter baffles.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exhaust-Pi...item20c7bef3b0

ps Just a thought, with a 2010 bike you may have catastrophic converters in the headers, so there may not be enough clearance for these.
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earplugs are the easiest option...simples
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Earplugs didn't even help me overcome the drone of my long TORs (2011 Speedmaster)...I am selling with only $500 miles on them.
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