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Old 11-10-2012, 08:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Upgrading Exhaust 101

Hey guys. I've only put 500 miles on my 2006 T100 and I'm already thinking of upgrading my exhaust. I want a throatier sound but not real loud. Just a nice rumble instead of that sewing machine sound it makes right now. I don't need more performance per se. Just a richer more appealing sound. I checked out the exhaust sticky and a bunch of the videos. Very cool. I think I like the Norman Hyde exhaust but am open to ideas. Plus, money is an object so best bang for my buck is key. Also, I'm not skilled enough to do the upgrades myself so any idea how much all this will set me back?

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Look for used one's on ebay. And you will have to rejet. You could do it yourself just look in the tech section for a how-to.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think the EMGO Slip-on Megaphone mufflers are a terrific bang-for-the-buck. Only about $160 for a pair. I bought mine from Bellacorse, but they can be found from many sources (eBay, JCWhitney etc). Feedback from this forum suggests that they are proven and reliable, though probably not quite the quality as the higher cost options. But for a third of the cost, you can always replace them cheaply.

You say you aren't skilled enough to do the job yourself, but slipping on new mufflers is way easy. To save money, you may want to give it a go, then let a pro do the adjustments afterward to accommodate the change, such as rejetting the carb.

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.

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Old 11-10-2012, 12:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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EMGO's are great but hell fire noisy out of the box and still darned loud after repacking with quality wool.
I think TORS would be more suitable for your needs as they're a straight swap for the originals. Maybe search for some second hand ones if the price puts you off.
You'll have to change the main jets to 115 which I believe TORS are supplied with new.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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These are for sale at an excellent price in the classifieds. Having seen/heard them several times, they are probably just right for your application. Nice beefy sound but not too loud. My buddy Shoegaze is gonna regret selling them.

http://www.triumphrat.net/for-sale-p...silencers.html

You'll end up with maybe 115 main jets and 1/4 turn richer on the idle mixture. Don't freak out, it's really pretty easy to do, and the bike will respond in a very favorable manner. Shoegaze may even have a few spare jets he'd throw in with the pipes......
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I got my Togas for a steal. But they are lovely sounding pipes. Exactly what you are looking for.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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money is an object so best bang for my buck is key. Laura
Do check out tecbikeparts on ebay.
They have a nice trick looking 2 into one exhaust OR
(for my taste) a traditional 2 into two...they sound and look great
They are also STAINLESS STEEL (no rusting) and
the price is a bargain. I have $taintune$ pipes. (Big bucks)
No question I would buy the TEC pipes over anything
based on your request for "best bang for your buck"
They are a quality built pipe.
ALSO a shop should only charge you an hour of labor to put those simple pipes on.
Or some nice local Triumph Rat member could do it for free I bet.

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If you do the TORS you might want louder later on. TPUSA's Dominator Tourings are nice and not as loud as the Predators.
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If you do the TORS you might want louder later on. TPUSA's Dominator Tourings are nice and not as loud as the Predators.
I'll get static for saying this but I like the sound of TORS...BUT I would NOT buy them because the plain steel rusts out. GET stainless steel.
I would only buy stainless steel pipes what ever the maker of the pipes may be. I do agree with you the TPUSA Touring pipes are also a very good suggestion and are Stainless at a very good pice also.
There is a reason the really good pipes are stainless steel.
Triumph should really have made TORS in stainless steel.
Shame on them!
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+1 on the Emgo Shorty Reverse Cones from Bella Corse. Inexpensive, decent quality, and sound great (a little loud when you want to be). At $170 to your door...you cannot beat that.
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