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beaulieu
03-16-2007, 07:24 PM
Hi

I want to get a cheap good sounding exhaust for my 850cc .....ummm lets call it a Taif because the motor is in the back....

yeah that makes it British....ummm

well anyway can I use a motorcycle muffler off a newer bike , say something from a under 1000cc bike ?

They are cheap because everyone wants a stylish exhaust and more noise, I want a nice tone but really not much noise at idle ,

Bikes just sound so good accelerating , I am hoping to get somewhere near that sound /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

What do you think ?

Beaulieu

Bugeye58
03-16-2007, 08:04 PM
Beaulieu, I'll have to look at mine tomorrow and see what's on there. I know it sounds wonderful, but don't have a clue as to what it is.
A bike muffler would probably work fine. We have some people at the track running them on their cars, and they sound pretty decent.
Jeff

Monkeywrench
03-16-2007, 08:54 PM
The sport compact guys use them all the time. You can pick up a slightly scratched muffler from a new 1000cc sport bike for like $50. They're very light and can support the flow for your needs.

beaulieu
03-18-2007, 12:05 AM
THanks , I was hoping that I was not the only one thinking of this ,

No one will see the muffler so scratches do not matter ,

I will have to start going to the motorcycle swap meet /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Beaulieu

Monkeywrench
03-18-2007, 12:31 AM
B.

Good idea and don't rule out ebay... about 10 seconds of searching found this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Suzuki-GS...1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Suzuki-GSXR-750-600-Muffler-DEALER-TAKE-OFF-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ200089543546QQcategoryZ35596QQrdZ1QQc mdZViewItem)