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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know if the long alternative louder silencers, A69 18050, which Triumph list with their accessories on their web site for Thunderbirds, are road legal or not? The short ones are listed as off road use only but has anyone got them fitted and if so can they check to see if they are stamped 'not for road use'?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011, 03:22 PM
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I've got the short ones, which are lightly laser etched with the "not for road use" text. This is at the bottom of the silencer, and therefore hard to see when on the bike. Good work, Triumph...

I can't speak for the long versions, but I imagine it's the same.

I can say that (from a UK perspective), the short ones are not at all offensive in terms of sound volume, and highly unlikely to cause problems with the Old Bill. It stands to reason that the longer ones will be better still in this regard.
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Ive had my short Tors on from new and licensed with them on down here.I asked the dealer before I bought them if they were legal for the road and no problem. Maybe different in other countries but. Mine have got the same label/stamp.

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I had a set of longs that were labeled like that. Long and short tors are illegal in the states for road use and are labeled as such. Dunno bout the UK laws.
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All I can say is my bike came from the factory with the short ones so if they are not leagal its not on me! Really dont think any cop will be offended by the noise and want to pull me over as they really are not loud at all.
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All I can say is my bike came from the factory with the short ones so if they are not leagal its not on me! Really dont think any cop will be offended by the noise and want to pull me over as they really are not loud at all.
The problem over here Paul is that the test inspectors for the yearly MOT test won't pass a bike with 'not for road use' or similar marked on the cans and also the police have started pulling over bikes to check MOT conformity. Nice eh? So whereas it was possible to put your standard cans on just for the test, the police are trying to close that loop hole.
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I really doubt it came from the factory like that unless you ordered it and specified that. Triumph would not be liable for sending out a illegal setup to be sold for the street. They have far too much at risk to do things like that. So the only way a new bike is going to have shorts is if the customer ordered it like that, in which case he would be expected to know via the accessories description that they're not street legal, or the dealer puts them on. Dealers WILL do that knowing they aren't likely to be called on it by anyone. I would bet the dealer installed them. In fact, the scenario i described where the customer orders it like that from the factory....well, i don't even think that would happen come to think of it. I believe if you order it like that it will ship 100% stock and any accessories you order will be installed by the dealer. In fact i believe the triumph site mentions, or at least at one time did mention that when you do the configurator thing that it doesn't include labor costs for the dealer to install them. I seriously doubt a bike ever leaves the factory with anything but stock exhausts.
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Wire wool and chrome polish takes the transfer off . Thats all it was on the short Tors for me. I then bought some metal stickers with the eu conforming number on it off ebay.

here you go http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/METALLIC-E...item2c5f530d2b

This is the one I got http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSAU-EXHAU...item45fc1f42c6

Simples.

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I really doubt it came from the factory like that unless you ordered it and specified that. Triumph would not be liable for sending out a illegal setup to be sold for the street. They have far too much at risk to do things like that. So the only way a new bike is going to have shorts is if the customer ordered it like that, in which case he would be expected to know via the accessories description that they're not street legal, or the dealer puts them on. Dealers WILL do that knowing they aren't likely to be called on it by anyone. I would bet the dealer installed them. In fact, the scenario i described where the customer orders it like that from the factory....well, i don't even think that would happen come to think of it. I believe if you order it like that it will ship 100% stock and any accessories you order will be installed by the dealer. In fact i believe the triumph site mentions, or at least at one time did mention that when you do the configurator thing that it doesn't include labor costs for the dealer to install them. I seriously doubt a bike ever leaves the factory with anything but stock exhausts.
Actually my bike was a corperate demo sent from the factory just as I got it.
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