Re: Different pipes...
- Yep.. if it sounds right, I will jet it richer... I'm not looking
for loud as much as a deep sound... When I pulled the stock
mufflers off, I had to hear it with open pipes... dang.. it was
loud, but it sounded great.. I will most likely stick some small
baffles in, to be "legal", but can't wait to open it up a bit..
--- In triumphthunderbirdsportriders@y..., trileg99 <no_reply@y...>
> I don't ride a TBS but I do ride a 99 Legend which I just put on a
> pair of straight pipes with fishtail ends. They are LOUD!! I got
> from JC Whitney cheap 39.95 a piece. I had to buy the reducershave
> because the pipe id is 1 3/4". They really change appearance and
> sound and performance of the bike. Also with this pipe setup you
> to do carb adjustments (Open the air adjustment screws)and to do itInstead
> right jet it.
> --- In triumphthunderbirdsportriders@y..., tbsrider2000
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > I'm planning on making some straight pipes for my 2000..
> > having them slant up, I'm going to level them off, probably about
> > to 6 inches below the passenger pegs..Antonio
> > I just past 10,000 miles on my TBS! Running like a champ and
> > getting even better gas mileage! I went on a trip from San
> > to Canton, TX and back for the SCRC Pine Woods Ralley.. takingthe
> > scenic route and was able to get more distance out of a tank thanthaught
> > the "cruiser" bikes I was riding with.. There has to be more
> > Triumphs than mine.. There was only two out of 1500 bikes.. :)
> > Check it out in it's 10,000 mile condition.. I'll post a pic
> > shortly..
> > Dave Arnold
> > '00 Thunderbird Sport
> > San Antonio, Tx
> > San Antonio Chapter, SCRC
> > --- In triumphthunderbirdsportriders@y..., tbs98sweden
> > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > > Saw this bike on ebay and noticed the "sporstertype" silencer
> > > fitted on this bike. I think it looks alot better than I
> > > would do if someone just had told me...It's allways nice to see
> > > different solutions used on a bike that the aftermarket almost
> > > completly forgot about.
> > >
> > > http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/ebayISAPI.dll?
> > > ViewItem&item=1824812876&r=0&t=0
- i wouldn't switch to the sportster "drag pipes". i know from
experience on harleys that these pipes really mess up the low
end of your powerband. they were designed to help the high rpm
portion of the range at the loss of everything else (like during
drag racing, duh). so unless someone can show with a dyno
that they don't affect the bottom of the powerband you might be
shooting yourself in the foot. besides loud bikes draw the
attention of the local leos. take a drill to your baffles if you want
besides, from a visual standpoint, the tbs is a massive looking
bike, and those pipes are pretty small. they look out of place to
me. this bike is very well proportioned, those pipes aren't.
just my $.02
- reverend skirt, hail mary full of torque.