If any of you Pacific Northwest locals have after market exhaust (like Norman Hyde togas) or know where I could have a listen please let me know.
Seems to be more than a few to pick from and I'm just curious to hear before I buy.
Tried the TORs and was disappointed. I have the Predators now and they rock. Understand, I came from a Harley culture (V&H Big Shots) and had a really loud bike. I can tell you these Predators are still relatively civilized by comparison. You won't wake your neighbors on an early morning ride but they still sound terrific and provide the safety volume necessary for today's distracted cage driver.
Here is a very short video of my bike with D&D pipes. I just repacked them about 200 miles ago with Moose Racing fiberglass packing. It definitely quieted them down over the stock packing which looked like it was cinched down with strapping tape (which melted). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ym2_U7ILSY
Keep getting asked this. I really dont know as I bought it on this site 2nd hand. But it is the curved one with 5 bars, and fiits on with 4 suckers. It has been really practical tho, and I use it quite often to hold a letter to take to mailbox, and generally small items that i need to get to quick.
Back to exhaust system. I would most def recommend these Hydes. Someone said that Togas generally have a farty sound. Well I can assure you all that Hydes dont, The have a real authentic meriden 69 sound. Last weekend went to a BBQ with about 20 Triumph bikes with different exhausts, and there was not one there who was not impressed with the sound, both idling or revved.
True very true,and also I have yet to find a video that reallly sounds like mine do when listening to them ( But that comes certainly close). But I can say they also sound awesome when riding bike. Not stupidly loud, but loud enough to still make out when riding through city with 16 HD's
Nice vid BTW
I made another quick vid of my D&D pipes which have been repacked with Moose fiberglass material. It definitely takes the harsh edge off of the D&Ds. They sound much more like the Preds now. Still a little sharper and more popping on overrun.
Has anyone have or head the specialty spares pea shooters with the straight thru headers? They look nice but have no idea how they sound and it is something I am probably not going to see with my own two eyes while I am over here in Japan.