- Apr 15, 2009
Notice all the pedestrians getting their shins sliced up just looking at those mufflers.
Yes, I watched the video carefully.Uh, what?
It's a seam not a razor blade.
Did you even look at the video? If you're worried about the dangers of a muffler on a motorcycle you are in the wrong dang hobby.
It's perfectly acceptable to mock silly statements. If you feel that your opinion has merit then you should deploy some logic to back it up. Anyone can throw out an opinion, but no one is required to accept it.Yes, I watched the video carefully.
I take notice you consider the seam craftsmanship harmless. Please respect that some people (even m/c riders) think otherwise. The Norton factory may have thought likewise.
It's antisocial to mock about opinions you disagree with.
I see AJD just posted a description of the Manxman silencer on the NOC. Since she has the actual silencers, I have to defer to her description. According to her they have seams on both the outer and inner edges and the left silencer has some kind of spacer to clear the brake plate. It seems like making a completely accurate Manxman silencer may not be as simple as turning a standard silencer on its side. On the other hand, except for absolute authenticity types, it seems to me that you could make a reasonable facsimile of the Manxman silencer by turning a standard silencer on its side. After all the inside seam she refers to is barely visible. As for the differences in the interior baffling, I just don't think that's worth worrying about.Hi Bodger
I got flamed by AJD on the NOC when I made the same comment about them being the same as Dommie silencers albeit rotated through 90 degrees. Obviously the Manxman one was the original design but it would make sense for Norton to utilise it on later (Dominator) models if it worked. The other upside to this is that there is a much larger (and already existing) manufacturing capacity for Dominator silencers so utilising the same silencer with two mounting options would make remanufacturing a more viable option.