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post #31 of 73 (permalink) Old 09-12-2011, 09:21 PM
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Ha!!! Sorry brother I guess I'm showing my age!!! I'll look at the video again! Somehow I thought they changed the pipes too. Mea culpa!
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Daryl....you lucky dog ! The garage is the man's disneyland isn't it ! I have been looking for several months, but my budget is such that the house i can afford is going to have to be a killer deal. They show up now and then, but like the last one they sell on the first day of thier listing. I'd be in escrow right now if that last one hadn't been snatched out from under me. But i WILL have my garage eventually, and my Tbird will be the centerpiece. I envision myself living in the garage for the most part. Oh, and i think the "s" in tors stands for "silencers".
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Hey wait a minute!! As per USUAL, I was right!! They DID change the exhaust cans on that video! So.....I experience sweet vindication!! Sorry brutha, but maybe YOU have early dementia. What I don't know is whether the stock long "cans" can be louder just by removing the cat and replacing it with the collector pipes ONLY. They cost $500 alone with no mufflers. And yes, I heard of cheap pipe fixes but I ain't that energetic to fashion them.
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Theres at least one person who said stock pipes with car removed is better sounding than cat and TORS. And yes, it's louder than stock. How loud compared to TORS with cat in place, i dunno.
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Nice looking birds. Dazco. Love the stripe you put on yours. I have the short pipes. I think they look great. Nice sound if you give her a few revs. Wouldn't mind a little louder with all the bambi's around here. I do need some bags for her but will have to wait a little as funds were consumed by the bike purchase.
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Hey wait a minute!! As per USUAL, I was right!! They DID change the exhaust cans on that video! So.....I experience sweet vindication!! Sorry brutha, but maybe YOU have early dementia. What I don't know is whether the stock long "cans" can be louder just by removing the cat and replacing it with the collector pipes ONLY. They cost $500 alone with no mufflers. And yes, I heard of cheap pipe fixes but I ain't that energetic to fashion them.
My bad - I thought you were asking whether the CAT was removed or not. Why do want to keep the factory longs? Shorter pipes make it so much easier to access your rear wheel. But you asked about Staintune so I thought you were asking about their pipes - just removing the CAT doesn't have anything to do with Staintune. Riding on the freeways around here isn't safe with factory quietness - folks can't hear you and you are likely to lose your lane on the freeway in a hurry! Friend of mine just got taken out on his Speed Triple in Sacramento a few weeks ago by a S500 Mercedes.

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Whoa, is your friend ok?!?! Yikes!
Yeah i do think sound can be protective, and the Speedie is kind of quiet.
Staintune makes pipes that they call "collector" pipes that replace the catalytic converter only; i LIKE the long "trumpet pipe" look so I don't really want to replace the mufflers.
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There is a thread on here somewhere of a guy that took a long drill bit and went crazy and said he was happy with the resulting sound. I wouldn't want to try it myself because it's impossible to go back if you don't like it and it sounds like a farm tractor. Have you looked at the hogslayers? They are shorter but keep the trumpet taper - but don't flare out as far - here's mine when I put them on.

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i LIKE the long "trumpet pipe" look so I don't really want to replace the mufflers.
I assume you don't realize this, but triumph doesn't just make the shorties for the Tbird, they also make a set of LONG tors that look exactly like the stock pipes. I had a set, then got the shorts. The shorts sound better to my ear and gave me a lot of extra power. But the longs didn't affect power at all. I then was told by someone else here the long tors DO make extra power and i had to think they must have re-engineered them. I looked at the part numbers on my longs and on the ones on the triumph site and sure enough the numbers were different. So i assume they now give the same power boost as the short tors and sound different than the first ones did. Triumph did this with the bonnies and speedmaster/america too.... changed the tors 3 different times that i know of.

But like you i thought the longs looked better. Then i saw some shorts in person and they looked different than in pics. I got some and now i think they look far better. You might be surprised. All my friends said the same thing....much better look. But if you gotta keep the stock look, go for a set of long tors.
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Nice looking birds. Dazco. Love the stripe you put on yours.
Thats stock ! You never saw a blue/white Tbird?! Look above and there's daryls just like mine. Or are you talking about something else besides the stripe down the middle of the fender and tank? I haven't put any stripes of any kind on mine.
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