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hey guys. any suggestions on what i can get to make the girl louder? should i do a slip-on or remove a baffle or get new pipes altogether? as you can see, i'm clueless. thanks, kids.
 

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If you want LOUD ... buy a set of D&Ds or BUBs. I have a set of Predators on mine and really like the overall sound quality - but I have to admit, the GF has D&Ds on her Bonnie and I do like the 'in your face' loudness of them. No such thing as sneaking home with those things for sure.

http://www.british-customs.com - for Predators
http://www.newbonneville.com - for D&Ds
http://bub.com - for BUBs
 

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a plus about the predators over the D&Ds is that they are stainless steel (no rusting, ever) and they have a welded in steel louver/mechanical baffle which means no repacking, ever, unlike the D&Ds.

The D&Ds are louder, but I believe the Predators sound better, and they aren't quiet by any means. I love my Predators, had them for a year.

The Bubs are LOUD.

[ This message was edited by: sweatmachine on 2006-12-17 21:22 ]
 

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...another vote for the British Customs' Predators. They sound and look great.

 

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again.... Predators (!)

Classic lines, attractive, well made, mechanical baffle (never needs repacking), sounds goooood, and it's quality stuff. I am soooooo sorry now I no longer have mine. Oh, and with regard to performance? Vastly superior to the D&D's.... somehow they provide solid and linear pull from the bottom to the top of the power curve. Can't stress enough how much I liked mine (and how stupid I feel for having sold them when I needed the money).
 

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On 2006-12-18 09:54, FattRat wrote:
again.... Predators (!)

Classic lines, attractive, well made, mechanical baffle (never needs repacking), sounds goooood, and it's quality stuff. I am soooooo sorry now I no longer have mine. Oh, and with regard to performance? Vastly superior to the D&D's.... somehow they provide solid and linear pull from the bottom to the top of the power curve. Can't stress enough how much I liked mine (and how stupid I feel for having sold them when I needed the money).
Hey Pat...if you are intrested in having the pred's back let me know....I'd actually like to have something a bit louder I believe...( D&D's )....I'll get with ya.
 

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For the closest to the "right" retro sound and look, it's hard to beat the NH Togas. They come with optional baffles. Don't use them.

 

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On 2006-12-17 20:06, roccotacco21 wrote:
hey guys. any suggestions on what i can get to make the girl louder? should i do a slip-on or remove a baffle or get new pipes altogether? as you can see, i'm clueless. thanks, kids.
I have the Bubs. Definitely 'in your face' LOUD! I love the sound! But not stainless steel. And pipes are rather short.
 

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D&D's are loud and raspy! Kinda hollow sounding, while the Predators have a deep tone to them. Probably better build quality and different sound insulation.


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On my Thruxton, I’ve had Staintunes, D&D’s (with baffle, w/o baffle, w/ new dirt bike packing) and now, Predators. The Predators are definitely the best sounding of the three. My girlfriend's Bonnie has the classic looking Norman Hyde Togas. They too, have a great sound, although not as loud the Predators. For Thuxtons and cafe’s, I prefer the look of the Predators and for classic looking Bonnie’s, I prefer the Togas. In both cases (Predators and Togas), there was a noticeable power increase.

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On 2006-12-18 13:24, sweatmachine wrote:
raproe, I've just made your picture my desktop background, nice lookin bike!
I hope you don't mean that you made a picture of ME as your background. :wow:

In any case, thanks for the compliment about the bike! :bow:
 
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