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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:39 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Just saw this thread pop up in the email notification so I thought I would add my two cents worth. I ride a 2010 EFI Thruxton and sourced a pair of slip-ons from Stainlessride.com in the USA. The sound is so sweet without being mega loud, the build quality is good and I have been running mine now since around June 2010.

Have a look here for the T100 version.

http://www.stainlessride.com/muffler...000-2008.html/
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:57 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I like my Tec's -- Chinese copy of Arrows (which I believe are the TORS) only much cheaper. I got 2 into 2's. They look identical to Arrows except no badge. Fit great -- good sound. I think the sound is a bit more modern -- not too loud but also not as burbly as toga's. Baffles are removable -- I cut the small end off the baffle and it has a good 'braap' when I rev it or under throttle -- but not offensive.
Mine is a stainless system -- I don't know what the polished one looks like http://tecbikeparts.com/SS_Triumph_2-2_Exhaust.html
If you want more traditional look then I'd recommend the togas
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
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These are great pipes.

Hi,

I have the same bike 2006 T-100. I put these pipes on my bike. They sound great. They are much louder than stock without being obnoxious. They go from a nice burbling rumble at an idle to a really throaty snarl wide open. Plus they are solid stainless steel. The air injectors and airbox were removed by the dealership before I bought the bike, so I didn't need to do anything to the carbs. It took about ten minutes to install them myself. And it only took that long because I dropped one of the lock nuts and had to hunt for it on my garage floor. I bought mine on Ebay from these guys for $224.00 including shipping. They are supposed to have a small imperfection on one pipe. I couldn't find the imperfection they were talking about so I've been very happy with this set. Mine are called the Up-swept Commando Style.

Below are the links for their website and their Ebay sales.

http://www.stainlessride.com/muffler...000-2008.html/

http://www.ebay.com/sch/stainless333...&_trksid=p3692
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:21 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I also have Stainless Ride pipes on my bike. I have the Vincent style, I really like the old school look of them. I think I paid $450 delivered to Australia and I spoke by phone to a great guy there (forgot his name, Latino sounding I think). The deal was great and the service impeccable. I have been more than happy with them and combined with the usual intake mods my bike dynos at 63hp, very torqey too. The note is a gentle rumble at idle and a satisfying growl at WOT. I have not seen Stainless Ride mentioned very often but they are well worth considering.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:49 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I've been through this on my Thruxton and I feel your pain. What is one man's beautiful sound is the next man's noise.
I had amazing luck here on the forum finding a guy in Col. that had an aftermarket OE Triumph set that was too quite for him and I had an aftermarket OE Triumph set that was too loud. We traded even and I'm happy, barks nice when I nail it but is quiet at cruising speeds.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:21 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I have a 2002 Bonneville and found a used set of Staintunes. No rejetting & the sound is exactly as you described. Couldn't be happier. Now it sounds like it should unlike the sewing machine of the former.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:10 PM   #27 (permalink)
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...One thing nice is that EMGO mufflers are easily re-packed to adjust the sound. Three screws allow you to take out the baffle and you can wrap with with new packing.
I hung Emgos on my '09 EFI (runs fine with stock map but no noticeable performance benefit). IMO the build and finish of them is about as good as the pricey TORs I had on my '98 T'bird.

The Emgos were pretty darn loud from day one. If there's any fiberglass in them to start with I don't think it's much. Though I prefer their feisty bark to none at all which you get with the stock mufflers, I wouldn't mind muting them just a tad. Where's a good netmonger I can order some packing material from?

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Old 11-16-2012, 01:43 PM   #28 (permalink)
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cut the rolled lip off the stock muffler end ..pull the tube and packing ..jet up .. want more drill the baffle out some more ... cost $ 20 tops ...ride..
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... Where's a good netmonger I can order some packing material from?

TIA
I just got mine from a local motorcycle dealer. Cost me $10 bucks. I'd never done it before, so I didn't know I had to bang the baffle out. Even though it's press-fit into place, I used a broom handle from the intake side. Obviously this means the muffler was off the bike.

When you do take the baffle out, you'll see there is almost no packing around it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I just purchased the BC sleepers for my 09 after careful review of quite a few exhausts. I have to say the sound is tame enough to keep the neighbors from getting snippy. Under a load they really shine. It's a nice deep throaty sound that can growl if you really get on it. Last night we removed the AI, also disabled the AI with TuneEcu and loaded the 2 and 2 map. My cheeks still hurt form the resulting permagrin after today's ride. With the popping gone you can appreciate the nice deep sound when letting off the throttle. I don't think it's possible to be disappointed with these pipes. Two thumbs up for the BC sleepers.


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