Exhaust can/silencer/muffler

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Can anyone here explain to me why modern cans/silencers etc are so expensive, I've just been looking at a Supertrapp and it's GB£ 620 ! Unbelievable it's basically just a small pipe with a baffle inside, dunno if it's even made in the US anymore as the welding looks shite. Are these things just a "look what I've got " or is there an actual reason for changing out original equipment ?
 
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I wondered the same thing. IMO unless it has an difficult to make shape, it would be relatively easy to make something like a Dunstall Decibel, if you had the right equipment-that’s why there are so many copies !
 

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Price up some Termignoni cans for a modern Ducati Sam. Your Supertrap will seem like a bargain afterwards!

As to your actual question: absolutely, we are all being royally ripped off !!
 
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Fleecing the sheep, though they bleat, is what it is all about when making wool(money).

I was pricing pistons and afterwards had to change my skivvies because I crapped myself.... Didn't even figure post & VAT which could have resulted in trip to ER…. Fact: Points & condenser for my old Sporty used to cost $$$, but same points & condenser fit old John Deere tractors & cost about $2.00 back in the '80's.
 
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Henry Ford almost went broke when the Model A Ford did not use any spare parts.
 

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I blame the young'ins of the sportbike crowd....they seem more than willing to pay $200-$400 for a set of plastic knobs that bolt to the sides of their bike fairings and call them frame "sliders". Seems a hockey puck and a drill can achieve similar effect but won't colour match.
 
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I'm an old fart and cannot envision what a 'slider' is.... Is it when it's not really a fart?
 
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The best mufflers I have used on my hot Norton were cheap Cocktail Shaker mufflers from Lowbrows, they are cheap, the chrome is good, they are upswept and with the baffle cut down by half they sound great and the best thing they perform so well with my hot motor and they were cheap, so no need to buy expensive mufflers to get great performance.

Ashley
 
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The best mufflers I have used on my hot Norton were cheap Cocktail mufflers from Lowbrows, they are cheap, the chrome is good, they are upswept and with the baffle cut down by half they sound great and the best thing they perform so well with my hot motor and they were cheap, so no need to buy expensive mufflers to get great performance.

Ashley
Those cocktail shakers are quite mellow at 7000 rpm aren't they?;)
 
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I've got half a baffle left in my left shorty... Does that count for some points? The packing was left on I-37 in 1980 in tatters.... You can hear me coming a long way off if I tickle the old girl and make her laugh heartily.
 
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And they have been known to set off car alarms (so I'm told) !!!:eek::eek::D
They are very quite when just cruising around suburbs at the speed limit or see coppers, but when you open up the throttle and the cam kicks in is when they do their best, but of course I never do that much, not:rolleyes::D
 
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