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Old 16-12-2007, 11:25 PM
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Well I never thought I would be saying this but, I've had 3 jap cruisers, then me Harley and as ya all know I'm passionately in love with the Harley and nothing or no one could ever change my mind about that but this here trumpet I've bought is a fab bike for having some fun on. Doesnt excite me like the Harley, does'nt make me feel proud to be seen on it. Its no head turner, but the handling is completely different to anything else I've ridden and I gotta say, I like it very much. Its responsive, it dont argue with me when going up steep hills, I dont have to hold on for grim death when I go above 75, it's smooth, corners well and ........ well yeah I reckon I could fall in love with it in time.

Needs beasting up a bit cos it looks a bit ordinary and I dont do ordinary and could do with the silencers being removed, but as for the ride, it's brilliant.

Yeah think I'll keep this bike for a bit.
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Old 16-12-2007, 11:40 PM
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Well I never thought I would be saying this but, I've had 3 jap cruisers, then me Harley and as ya all know I'm passionately in love with the Harley and nothing or no one could ever change my mind about that but this here trumpet I've bought is a fab bike for having some fun on. Doesnt excite me like the Harley, does'nt make me feel proud to be seen on it. Its no head turner, but the handling is completely different to anything else I've ridden and I gotta say, I like it very much. Its responsive, it dont argue with me when going up steep hills, I dont have to hold on for grim death when I go above 75, it's smooth, corners well and ........ well yeah I reckon I could fall in love with it in time.

Needs beasting up a bit cos it looks a bit ordinary and I dont do ordinary and could do with the silencers being removed, but as for the ride, it's brilliant.

Yeah think I'll keep this bike for a bit.
You probably got one of the really good ones...made in Wales... John
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Old 16-12-2007, 11:45 PM
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Triumph made in wales, so wash your mouth out , horrid lil man , and just when I was warming to ya for buying a Vmax too.
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Old 17-12-2007, 01:03 AM
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Triumph made in wales, so wash your mouth out , horrid lil man , and just when I was warming to ya for buying a Vmax too.

he aint little Shaggy - he's very tall indeed. Good job he sold that little bike cos he looked like I would on a Monkey Bike
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Old 17-12-2007, 05:31 PM
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Well I've never ridden a cruiser nor a Harley...I really like my V-twin retro sports bikes...love 'em to bits
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I DO SILENCERS THAT LOOK JUST LIKE STANDARD ONES, IF YOU LIKE THE SHAPE.
but sound nothing like standard
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Old 17-12-2007, 07:50 PM
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ive always wanted a harley...boyhood obsesion type thing i guess and the old man banging on about how much he loved his ect ....so i got meself a nighttrain....was a good bike ..and nothing sounds like a harley ...then i had to borrow a mates intruder lc....and omg ....it went ..it stoped ...and it cornered when i wanted it too ...dont get me wrong a harley is a harley ....but the japs seem to be doing it better (as much as it pains me to admit it )
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Old 17-12-2007, 10:18 PM
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I DO SILENCERS THAT LOOK JUST LIKE STANDARD ONES, IF YOU LIKE THE SHAPE.
but sound nothing like standard
http://www.jwmotorcycles.com/british/exhaustpipe.html

I sent you a pm about pipes Dracken and you didnt answer me

I want some that look a bit meaner than those you posted above. I saw some somewhere ( I think they were called tail gunner) or something like that - they looked well mean and I'm told they're louder than a real loud thing.

can you get them and if so how much. otherwise the hacksaw coming out over chrimbo
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Old 17-12-2007, 11:09 PM
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...dont get me wrong a harley is a harley ....but the japs seem to be doing it better (as much as it pains me to admit it )
Try a V-Rod.

I did.

I bought one. Night Rod Special... OK you got me on the cornering bit. Goes round well enough on that 240 back tyre as long as you can stand the grinding and showers of sparks from yer feet / pegs / exhaust. Haven't got the frame down yet, but 2008 is another year...

Oh and I have a Triumph (Speed Triple) as well, I know just what ya mean CB.
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Try a V-Rod.

I did.

I bought one. Night Rod Special... OK you got me on the cornering bit. Goes round well enough on that 240 back tyre as long as you can stand the grinding and showers of sparks from yer feet / pegs / exhaust. Haven't got the frame down yet, but 2008 is another year...

Oh and I have a Triumph (Speed Triple) as well, I know just what ya mean CB.

Have you got loud pipes on it PF. I need volume, otherwise I dont feel at home on my ride
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aaargh ...
tailgunners

they really are tacky CB, get something that looks like it belongs on your bike, just find an exhaust that looks and sounds correct

just my opinion
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Old 18-12-2007, 01:04 AM
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aaargh ...
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they really are tacky CB, get something that looks like it belongs on your bike, just find an exhaust that looks and sounds correct

just my opinion
I wouldn't give a lift to a tailgunner on my bike...Any bloke getting on the back has to be a blood relative...or a straight biker who has broken down...Sorry...just not keen on close contact with poofs.. John
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cb,triumph do after market pipes for bonny they look like standard but they aint,250,no need to rejet either,sound nice too,,,,,,
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Old 18-12-2007, 06:39 PM
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cb,triumph do after market pipes for bonny they look like standard but they aint,250,no need to rejet either,sound nice too,,,,,,

I already got those on. Maybe I shall just have to poke the baffles out

Black bastid sounds great, Dogs flattened the baffles in em, so will have to look at that option. Tail gunners are 840 Not spending that much on some pipes to make me look hard
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Old 18-12-2007, 07:55 PM
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Have you got loud pipes on it PF. I need volume, otherwise I dont feel at home on my ride
Oh yes. Black Remus cans mind you, so not cheap as chips... but who was it on here who had a 'Rod with modded Range Rover pipes?

*Edit* Weren't they made from 'Rangey half shafts or similar...?
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Old 18-12-2007, 09:45 PM
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That be The Boatman, class adaptation that were.
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Old 18-12-2007, 11:19 PM
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can you post a pic PF. would like to see them and how much were they as a matter of interest?

I love the look of the V & H black staggered shorts, but of course they wont fit Trumpets
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Old 20-12-2007, 03:30 AM
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can you post a pic PF. would like to see them and how much were they as a matter of interest?
Errm...


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500 quid... but they may be cheaper now, they were the first available for the Night Rod when there was still a 6 month waiting list for 'em. I'll have a look over on the V-Rod forums when I get time to see what else is available.

Here's what they look like with baffles in (they are removable).

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Old 20-12-2007, 09:03 AM
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Now that's NICE! I want black pipes for the Nightrain next.
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Old 23-12-2007, 12:57 AM
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WOW !!!! Like them a lot but will they fit a Trumpet?
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Old 23-12-2007, 04:53 AM
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Anything can be made to fit... but probably not straight bolt-on!
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That be The Boatman, class adaptation that were.
bad pic but this was it
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i like my vance and hynds longshott wi the inserts fi dracken means i can remove then after the mot
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I've got V & H on my Harley. Its not due for its first MOT yet but when it does need one, I've been told I dont have to do anything to them because it hasnt got 'not for road use' stamped on the pipes.

Dont know if this is correct. But is'nt it true they cant 'measure' the sound anyway?
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Old 28-12-2007, 01:47 AM
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I've got V & H on my Harley. Its not due for its first MOT yet but when it does need one, I've been told I dont have to do anything to them because it hasnt got 'not for road use' stamped on the pipes.

Dont know if this is correct. But is'nt it true they cant 'measure' the sound anyway?
Of course they can measure the sound...all they need is a dB meter...however I think the sound is something that the MOT testers use as a discretionary guideline rather than a hard and fast law...If we all keep quiet about it and don't go shouting about our rights, maybe it will stay that way for a bit longer..John
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Of course they can measure the sound...all they need is a dB meter...however I think the sound is something that the MOT testers use as a discretionary guideline rather than a hard and fast law...If we all keep quiet about it and don't go shouting about our rights, maybe it will stay that way for a bit longer..John
Not something you needed to fret about with ya Kwak John Boy - but what does the V-Max sound like?
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Old 29-12-2007, 01:21 AM
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Not something you needed to fret about with ya Kwak John Boy - but what does the V-Max sound like?
Its nothing to be ashamed of...I think someone has removed the baffles... John
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I've got V & H on my Harley. Its not due for its first MOT yet but when it does need one, I've been told I dont have to do anything to them because it hasnt got 'not for road use' stamped on the pipes.

Dont know if this is correct. But is'nt it true they cant 'measure' the sound anyway?
Strictly speaking, if the tester thinks it's "significantly louder" than standard then it's a fail - that's all the law says as far as I know (there may be testers on here who can correct me if I'm wrong).

However, my Harley's pretty loud (Screamin' Eagle slashcuts) and I never have a problem - it's flown through 6 MoT tests since I've had it. Try and find out (if you don't already know) where most Harley owners round your way go - as you know there's hardly one out there with standard pipes on.
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