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PT: Exhaust Replacement silencers...


CoreyL

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Hi All,

I'm considering replacing the silencer/muffler on my Series B single. Seems like there are some choices: straight-through vs. spiral baffle. Is anyone offering a stainless silencer these days or are they all chromed? This is for road use (not track). I'm not terribly concerned about noise (I live in Texas).

Thanks is advance for any advice/opinions!

Best to all for a Happy 2020,
Corey
 

genedn

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Spares Company has two different options I believe. Although you may need to adjust carb settings slightly as happened to a friend of mine.

Armours in the uk is also popular with a number of the guys around here. I have one on my comet and it seems to do the job.

Best,

Gene.
 

Bill Thomas

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I think someone said Armours don't show a stainless one on there website, But they do sell them as straight through type, Maybe give them a phone call, I like them.
 
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Gary Gittleson

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I bought stainless pipes and silencer from Armours a few months ago. After a small struggle with the fitment of the pipes, I got them on and they're fine. The exhaust sound is a bit louder, but not objectionable.

Gary
 

CoreyL

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I ordered a stainless steel silencer for my Series B from the Armours website on 7Jan 2020. The order was dispatched on 8 Jan and was delivered to my front porch in Texas USA on 11 Jan. Amazing service and a beautifully made product!
 

Glenliman

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I think you've ended up with the best silencer choice for the twin.
The Spiral Baffle silencers, as on the Rapide below, go blue when the bike is run hard. This is especially noticeable if you use the bike to climb mountain passes in summer time heat.
I took Bill's advice and installed one of the Armours open SS units on my other Rapide. Non restrictive, good power, good bark and no big discoloration patches due to heat build up.


Glen
 

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genedn

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I think you've ended up with the best silencer choice for the twin.
The Spiral Baffle silencers, as on the Rapide below, go blue when the bike is run hard. This is especially noticeable if you use the bike to climb mountain passes in summer time heat.
I took Bill's advice and installed one of the Armours open SS units on my other Rapide. Non restrictive, good power, good bark and no big discoloration patches due to heat build up.




Glen
Glen,

Is this the spares company exhaust?
 
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macvette

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I think you've ended up with the best silencer choice for the twin.
The Spiral Baffle silencers, as on the Rapide below, go blue when the bike is run hard. This is especially noticeable if you use the bike to climb mountain passes in summer time heat.
I took Bill's advice and installed one of the Armours open SS units on my other Rapide. Non restrictive, good power, good bark and no big discoloration patches due to heat build up.


Glen
Hi, strange, this is my spares co silencer after about 5 yrs of use. Mainly ridden pretty vigorously in the North of England and Scotland. Hardknott and Wrynose passes in the lake district as well as the Pass of the Cattle in Scotland.
I was based in Calgary and Edmonton a couple of times over the years a 20190803_075300.jpg20190803_075300.jpgfew years each time so I'm fairly familiar with some of the roads and passes in the Rockies, having ridden them but not on my Vincent.
 

Bill Thomas

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It's a Small World, And you have to watch what you say !.
I was in Armours a while ago, To get " another " S/S Silencer, And the Lady was telling me about Gary's trouble
fitting his Pipes, She then said someone suggested tweaking the fold over ends, For the nuts , On our Forum !!.
I said that was me, But I still had to pay Full Price for my bits :):). Cheers Bill.
 

Glenliman

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I fitted this silencer in 2007 in the UK and then ran it round the IOM circuit at a good clip , 115 on the Sulby Straight. We then toured England and Scotland two up & luggage for 2500 miles. I can't recall any discoloration after all of that.
The Salmon Creston in BC is a different animal though. The 11,000' Bear Tooth pass in Southern Montana is another big one. Then there is White Bird pass in Southern Idaho.
The motorhomes like to spit up transmission fluid on that one!
The silencer has been used on all of those big climbs, multiple times.
Thinking of the places it's been, maybe I shouldn't complain. I'll call it patina and be happy!

Glen
 

Rob H

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Can anyone post a picture of the 3 piece overlander exhaust, I would like to see how this looks like
 

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