Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

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Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

Post by Rubiconnn » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:19 pm

My 2012 Gear Up has the stock giant mufflers and they are absolutely destroyed on the bottom from dragging them on literally everything on the trails. Does anyone have any low cost solutions to moving or eliminating them? I've already tried rotating them so they point slightly upwards, but that only gained me about a half inch of ground clearance and spending $1500 on a 2 into 1 kit is a bit ridiculous for me.
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Re: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

Post by rivers » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:39 pm

Cheapest and very functional w/o excessive noise is find a set of take-off stock OEM Harley Sportster cans. A LOT smaller than the huge Ural culverts, sound nice, look good. You'll need to buy or have a shop spin up some reducers to go from the Ural 1.5" pipe OD to the Sportster 1.75" ID on the cans.
On a side note: no, the days of getting free or cheap take-offs from the dealers scrap barrel are long gone. you can find owner take offs cheap on CL etc. I've bought a couple pairs in excellent pristine condition and never paid more than $50/pair.
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Re: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

Post by bratmanxj » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:58 pm

rivers wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:39 pm

On a side note: no, the days of getting free or cheap take-offs from the dealers scrap barrel are long gone. you can find owner take offs cheap on CL etc. I've bought a couple pairs in excellent pristine condition and never paid more than $50/pair.
I have a few local swap meets and have had good luck getting take-offs for $10-25 a set. Even scored a nice set of SE Touring mufflers for $20 that fit my Yamaha touring bike!
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Re: Low cost TRIUMPH mufflers?

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:24 pm

I have a set of Take offs from an early Triumph America, from another member here, they have intermediate stubs - that were used on a Ural. The CHROME top sides of these should clean & shine up nice (OR PAINTED) + they have "leg burn shields" & mounts that were used on a Ural. They are a size that will look correct. But have no emission stuff - but are baffled - I can't see any light through them. I'm asking $75. for the pair Shipped.
They are heavy - after shipping, I get to keep $25. each.
I have used "OTHER" mufflers with fuel injected bikes, & they adapted well - BUT may not pass an emission test - Many places do not require bike inspections.

My original "punched" 02 Ural mufflers are still doing fine.

These TRIUMPH AMERICA MUFFLERS are still available - PM me if interested.
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Re: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

Post by windmill » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:27 pm

Take off's are a good option because they will be good quality mufflers that wont quickly rust out quickly like tractor mufflers.
For my M70 I opted for stainless CJ750 mufflers which cost more at $150 shipped, but look "correct", and nicer to my eye. They're also much lighter than OE, or take off's.
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Re: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

Post by Waffl6 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:57 am

I'm interested in the raceway 2-1 header but I have no idea if they've improved quality since the 2016 post I saw where someone said they basically rusted out within 6 months...
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Re: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

Post by windmill » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:32 am

Waffl6 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:57 am
I'm interested in the raceway 2-1 header but I have no idea if they've improved quality since the 2016 post I saw where someone said they basically rusted out within 6 months...
I made my 2 into 1 headers just before Raceway introduced theirs, mine are mild steel like theirs. Yes, they will rust prodigiously in a cosmetic manner. No, they will not "rust out" in 6 months.
I believe if one were to have them professionally ceramic coated it wouldn't be an issue at all.
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Re: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

Post by 737AV8OR » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:38 pm

Rubiconnn wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:19 pm
My 2012 Gear Up has the stock giant mufflers and they are absolutely destroyed on the bottom from dragging them on literally everything on the trails. Does anyone have any low cost solutions to moving or eliminating them? I've already tried rotating them so they point slightly upwards, but that only gained me about a half inch of ground clearance and spending $1500 on a 2 into 1 kit is a bit ridiculous for me.
This is the route I took a couple of years ago and I'm still very happy with the results! I found these on eBay for around $50 and they are excellent quality.
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Re: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

Post by 737AV8OR » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:52 pm

Here is a short video of a winter ride with the Rush Racing Products mufflers installed so you can hear the sound and compare with the stock exhaust.
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Re: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

Post by Lmo » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:21 pm

I remember that discussion, but WHICH Rush Racing Product are these? I don't see a "heading" on their webpage.

https://www.rushracingproducts.com/
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Re: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

Post by 737AV8OR » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:25 pm

Lmo wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:21 pm
I remember that discussion, but WHICH Rush Racing Product are these? I don't see a "heading" on their webpage.

https://www.rushracingproducts.com/
Here are the specs from the eBay listing when I purchased them.

Rush Slip On Mufflers 1.75" Straight Cut
Rush P/N 62-0623
New Wrinkle Black
Fits: 2007-1013 Heritage, Classic Standard, Customer, Rocker, Rocker C and Night Train. 2009 SE Softail Springer. 2010 CVO Softail Convertible.

A quick search at eBay brought these up which seem to be a very similar set but in chrome instead of wrinkle black.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Genuine-Ru ... SweCVZw9K-
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Re: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

Post by Lmo » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:35 pm

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Re: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

Post by eastbloc » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:07 pm

The Raceway 2-into-1 headers are a good solution if you don't mind having to have them ceramic coated to prevent rust, but I think it's ridiculous to need to do that rather than have them provide a reasonable finish to begin with. In retrospect, I'd have found someone to modify my stock headers instead.

I use an H-D take-off. I got a pair from eBay for $80. It sounds and performs great, overall the system is exactly what I hoped it would be.
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Re: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

Post by windmill » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:39 pm

eastbloc wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:07 pm
The Raceway 2-into-1 headers are a good solution if you don't mind having to have them ceramic coated to prevent rust, but I think it's ridiculous to need to do that rather than have them provide a reasonable finish to begin with.
Given the modest cost difference in materials, I can't understand why they don't use stainless.
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Re: Low cost solutions to the low mufflers?

Post by sKiZo » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:44 pm

737AV8OR wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:25 pm
Here are the specs from the eBay listing when I purchased them.

Rush Slip On Mufflers 1.75" Straight Cut
Rush P/N 62-0623
New Wrinkle Black
Fits: 2007-1013 Heritage, Classic Standard, Customer, Rocker, Rocker C and Night Train. 2009 SE Softail Springer. 2010 CVO Softail Convertible.

A quick search at eBay brought these up which seem to be a very similar set but in chrome instead of wrinkle black.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Genuine-Ru ... SweCVZw9K-
Those fleabay mufflers are 1.75 ID at the header, so they'd need an adapter, right? Seems to me the stockers are 1½" ...
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