Triumph Scrambler Exhaust Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by goodcat8, Aug 27, 2010.

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Your pipe preference...

  1. ARROW

  2. D&D

  3. SHARK

  4. TORS

  5. BC PREDATORS

  6. ZARD

  7. NORMAN HYDE

  8. STOCK "GUTTED"

  9. OTHER

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  1. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Over at the Triumph Rat Forum theres a "Handlebar" thread, containing pictures and personal reviews of just about any bar your can think of, which I've found super useful come swapping out handlebar time. It's a nice "go-to" when in the market, and much simpler than digging through a full thread that can have over a thousand pages :huh

    Heres vids of various exhausts....



    Shark System
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    Arrow
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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/FsB6yosLLmE?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="385" width="480"></object>
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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/cI8G7W53Swg?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="385" width="480"></object>
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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/p_TlahPiaeA?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="385" width="640"></object>

    D&D (w/ NARK)
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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/FU6hfCquo5o?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="385" width="640"></object>
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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/gY0pkknzqsA?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="385" width="640"></object>

    TOR's
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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/xQMv57EJtjw?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="385" width="480"></object>
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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/I5bMy9cxLNc?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="385" width="480"></object>

    British Customs Predator's
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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/32K_yIC-CMY?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="385" width="480"></object>

    ZARD
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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/B1ztL1m2T5Y?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="385" width="480"></object>

    Stock "Bafflectomy"</object>
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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/GCK4oI6owlA?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="385" width="480"></object>



    Norman Hyde

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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/KzD9sqK1szQ?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="385" width="480"></object>


    Thunder Bike Performance Mufflers

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    :beer
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  2. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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  3. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    I know it's really hard to get a real life sound with clips like these, but for looks and sound(and if I were spending your money) the Zard is great! That said, spending my money, I am happy with my baffle-ectomy.
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  4. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    agreed. When looking for these clips, the quality varied dramaticly. A pipe sounding great in one clip sounded like garbage in another. Do you have a link to a walk-thru for anyone looking to attach their stock pipes?
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  5. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Sorry, I don't quite understand your question. Do you want to know how to do a baffle-ectomy? :ear
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  6. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    that is correct sir
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  7. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Baffle-ectomy is pretty easy, and there are two ways to do it.

    I took my mufflers off and went to a muffller shop and had them use a chop saw to cut the ends off just enough that the roll-over that holds the baffles in was removed. Used a pair of vice grips to brake the spot welds that held the baffles in and pulled them out. Put mufflers on and job is done.

    Easy peasy, cost was $5.00 donated (which the muffler guy didn't even want to take, but it was easily worth it to me, as I have never cut, drawn, welded, or sawed a straight line in my life), and the sound is pretty much as loud as an old Honda twin with the baffles out.

    The other way is to use a hole saw just under the diameter of the roll-over and cut the baffle loose, then repeat the above with vice grips.

    I like the sound now, but people have drilled extra holes (using an extended bit) in the remaining baffle in the muffler for more noise.

    No changes in jetting were required - plug colors are fine. Prolly no real gain in power, but the sound is nice.
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  8. wiseanhyzer

    wiseanhyzer Long timer

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    I have the TORS and I love them. But I stay up at night thinking about the Zard.
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  9. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    Man , I lust over the Arrow pipe but the $1000 price tag is a a little steep for my budget. I'm pretty happy with the stock pipes with bafflectomy. Sounds good but I dont care for the look of the stock heat shields.


    I might spring for a set of D&D's someday. I want to hear them in person first. Videos on the net seem to lose something.
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  10. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I dig the arrow too, but the entry price is steep. I'm taken with the D&D sound. I've probably watched that bid above of the guy on the stripped down scrambler with the D&D's at leat 50 times by now.
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  11. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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  13. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    And under $500 bucks! Pretty feesible (I'm pretty sure I didn't spell "feesible" right):lol3
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  14. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    I thought they were $750? :ear
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  15. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    I don't think there is a 'best' pipe.
    Probably all are good, maybe some better than others.

    To me, its how you want your bike to look.

    Stock, classic, dessert, outlaw, flat track, chopped, etc.

    A lot of different looks to be had. The pipe is just one of many farkles to get your desired look. :evil

    Sound clips are awful, but hey, its a start.

    Have fun with upgrades!
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  16. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    "Perfect" is an illusive beast that doesn't exist. Though the clips don't do any of the systems justice, its easier than wandering the land looking to lay ear to every exhaust variation the scramblers capable of :D
    Like you mention, I like being able to "see" the pipes on the bikes too.
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  17. Bongoracing

    Bongoracing City Slicker

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    Hi Guys,

    The Arrow pipes are titanium? How's the heat compared to the stock pipes?

    Cheers,
    Rob
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  18. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I hear the heats less than stock or other options. Im not running an arrow so it's just "hear-say" from me. :dunno :beer
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  19. FoothillRyder

    FoothillRyder Tiger Cub

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    Couldn't see spending a pile of money without trying on my own first...

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  20. wildjester

    wildjester Adventurer

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    I like this alot! Where did the pipe come from? Look like "universal fit" ?
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