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post #21 of 295 (permalink) Old 07-14-2009, 02:24 AM
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Im hoping we can get some decent sound files with the different exhausts on here.
At the moment the exhaust note is the only real thing holding me back,
currently have a Sportster with 2in rush exhaust, just love the noise it makes and couldn't go back to something quieter, or god forbid the horrid sewing machine noise that some bikes make
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post #22 of 295 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 02:45 AM
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Now that there are the odd one or two of you with the pipes in hand - would it be possible to get a 'sound-check' from you please?

BirdBrayne, willyt, dazco - any chance of a sound files (before & after)?
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I have just read a few comments about the pipes - Short and Long!

I have to say once again - I personally prefer the LONG pipes.
Those SHORT ones are just too short!


You do tend to see too much of the grey pulley with the shorts.
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It'sm the REAR view that kills the shorties for me the most. They looks odd and sorta incomplete for the rear, and they loose that norton/thruxton look i like so much....that up and out look. I was going to order the shorts till i got the bike. Then i realized how much i prefer the longs. triumph USA says they tested both and there is no real notable difference in the sound or power improvement between them.

I'll try and remember to do sound files and start a thread if i do.
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post #25 of 295 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 11:35 AM
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Just got an email from my dealer that the pipes are in.

I will try to do a before and after video. I am looking into getting the short pipes and am wondering if it will be louder than the long ones. I guess we will see.

Exciting times!
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From my post above....

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triumph USA says they tested both and there is no real notable difference in the sound or power improvement between them.
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post #27 of 295 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 04:12 PM
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Thanks, but I'll take 1st hand information.

In all my experiences shorter = louder. I just need to find someone around here that is going to get long pipes. My brother also wants the short ones, so that is out.

Who else is in the Chicago area that is looking to get long TORs?
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I was looking thru my J&P cycle, cruiser catalog and they had one exhaust for the Triumph Thunderbird. I forget the details, and I looked on-line and nothing came up for Triumph, so maybe they are only in the catalog. Might be worth some of you guys looking in to it. I'm sure it's like the bonneville, there aren't a lot of exhaust listed for them, but once you realize it's an 1-1/2" inlet the options are unlimited with a little ingenuity.

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I was looking thru my J&P cycle, cruiser catalog and they had one exhaust for the Triumph Thunderbird. I forget the details, and I looked on-line and nothing came up for Triumph, so maybe they are only in the catalog. Might be worth some of you guys looking in to it. I'm sure it's like the bonneville, there aren't a lot of exhaust listed for them, but once you realize it's an 1-1/2" inlet the options are unlimited with a little ingenuity.
It was surely not for this bike but for the thunderbird 900 triples. If you don't know about those, triumph has used the name 3 times now. In the 50's, again in the 90's, and now this new one. But no one will have aftermarket accessories for the 1600 Tbird yet. it's much too early.
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I took the afternoon off and picked up the long TORs today. Completed the installation but couldn't take it out due to the thunderstorms we are currently experiencing. I started the bike and I feel it is a little louder and does have a deeper tone. But I really need to get it out on the road for a more accurate assessment. I will ask my son in law to help me with a sound bite this weekend. Strangely enough the diameter of the inner opening is smaller on the TORs than the original pipes. I had to check the new pipes to make sure they were identified as off road only. My dealer will install the new tune this Saturday when I make my morning visit for coffee.

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