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Hi All,

I have an '06 Bonnie I bought in November of last year and I'm ready to do the airbox removal, upgraded pipes, and rejetting. I'm a little nervous about the carb work, I'm ok with replacing pretty simple parts, have never torn into carbs before, but with all of the info on this amazing forum I think I can handle it.

So, I'm trying to decide which pipes to go with. I want something that will increase the power, and want a better sound, but don't want to alarm the neighbors every time I go for a ride. Somewhere before I saw a breakdown of pipes in order of loudness, I did a search but couldn't find it. Can someone (re)-post that please?

Lori
 

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What are you after concerning look's?

If you'd like to retain the stock look, tor's ( quiet )...or maybe the burgess style from newbonneville.com called sprint ( louder )..staintune also makes a burgess style muffler, not sure where that fall's in regarding tone...but it would be the most expensive by far.

For performance gains, the predators..( loud under hard throttle ).. are a good option, mechanically baffled they never need repacking like other lesser brands like specialty spares reverse cone megas..( loudness dependant upon how tight you pack them, very loud with little packing )..staintune also make's a reverse cone mega..( unsure )..and again the priciest of the bunch.
 

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I am pleased with my Bub's but they are about the loudest. They really only get crazy loud WFO but around town they sound good. Plus they look like the old school racing pipes they ran on the Triumphs in the day. Mechanical baffle so low maintenance. Plus the chrome on mine tirned gold not blue. Really attractive me thinks.

The D&D's are on the loud side too but need repacking once in a while. You can search this site for info on them, kinda mixed, some love them some ridin the fence.
 

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Don't worry about the carb work. Once the airbox is gone, it's so easy to pull the carbs off, turn them upside down and rejet. I just recently replaced my stock needles with Thruxton needles and didn't even have to remove the carbs, just the moved the gas tank over a bit. I have the Emgo megaphones from Speciality Spares, good and loud. .
 

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I'll vouch for the Staintunes. Nice throaty sound that's loud enough to be heard for sure... but won't wake the neighbors when you fire the bike up at 6am to head off to work. As Trim says though, they're kinda expensive. I bought my bike used with them already on. I doubt I would have shelled out that kind of coin on my own.

As I recall, the order from loudest to quietest:

Bubs
D&D's
Preds
Staintunes
TOR's
 

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I like the reverse cone look of the Staintunes - but expensive!

I also like the Predators, and I can get the entire performance kit (almost) for the price of the Staintune pipes.

I think it's between those two...right now... have to decide if I want to fork out the extra bucks for the Staintunes. Do you think it's worth it?

I want to be heard, but don't want to be over-the-top (believe it or not) - and want all the performance that's there to be had, without doing hard-core engine mods...
 

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I have 3 sets of exhaust for my T100.

1) stock way to quiet

2) D&D's really really loud even for a half deaf rider.

3) JCW Dunstall Replica's loud long and heavy

I'm in the process of looking for used TOR's.

I've been thinking about repacking my D&D's with steel wool and adding (if its possible) a short baffle into them to try and quiet them a little, because I do like their looks.
 

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Togas.Not currently in vogue but excellent pipes .Good sound and performance.Loud enough.
Go cheap and slice up your existing airbox,add K+N pods.
You can rejet without removing carbs or even pulling the tank.
 

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i have D & D's on my bike and i absolutely love them. the sound is so nice its hard not to rip around town with a smile on your face the entire time. i believe newbonneville.com has a soundclip of them posted so you can hear.

http://www.newbonneville.com/dandd.wav

its pretty accurate.
 

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Hmm, I have been around every one of these brands that we are talking about here. They all sound different, not just louder than others but have tottaly different in pitch's.

D&D's have a pitch sound that comes off as if it is a two/four stroke dirt bike. Not a bad sound by any means, you will just have to like that particular sound.

Predators would be my second choice after the Bubs. Nice throaty sound. I like them because they are a deep resonating sound but not over the top - mean :mad:

Specialty Spares TT's are fricken great. On a Bonnie I would have nothing else. Straight, loud and kick ass. Sound much like a Sportster with straight pipes. I was in Love the first time I saw them...

Tors - are for old men. They sound like one step above stock. In other words they are hopped up sewing machine mufflers. But some love that they are not noisy, If I still lives in San Fran or a very densely populated city these would be my choice.

Staintune Tear Drops are retro and cool with a nice sound. They are throaty, pretty much on the level as the Predators but with a bit more high resonating. Look Good on Bonnies...

Norman Hyde Pea Shooters look cool, but not on a Bonnie.

Bubs; save the best for last - in my opinion.
Now on a Bonnie I cannot see a Bub 2/2. Unless you cafe the hell out of it, I believe that the look of the bonnie will kill the look of the 2/2 pipe. They are Loud. Wait, they are Loud and cool as hell. They add mucho horsepower and are loud. The sound is a throaty deep resonating sound. Not obnoxious at all, load like an American bike - For Thruxtons they make it into a Hot Rod for sure.

Any how, thats my two cents, do what you want to do with it; just dont eat it :chug:

[ This message was edited by: Whitehurst on 2007-01-31 15:32 ]
 

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I've run stock, TORs, and currently the Specialty Spares tts. I was fine with the TORs, but I had them off for some work I was doing and some tts became available used. The tts are great, though insanely loud. But man are they great! What? What? :)
 

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Thanks, everyone, for the input. Right now I'm definitely leaning toward the Predators, with the perfomance kit from British Customs. I live in a city neighborhood, so I don't want to wake the dead, but I usually head "out" when I ride and want a little more "oomph" and sound that's noticed. Stay tuned, I may need some help when it comes time for the jetting.

Now, if only we could get some 50+ degree weather...
 

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I have TORs and Bubs, and I'm thinking of putting the TORs back on, as I am "an old man" as some twit said. The Bubs make the bike probably about 2HP more than the TORs but sound like your'e a HD wannabe. :mad:
 

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The tts sound like you are sitting on a heap of bottle rockets and someone just doused em with gazoline and tossed a match.
 
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