I installed a set of EMGO Norton style pea shooters > > on my 81 T140..... > > and all though they look great ...the noise level is a bit > > to much for me, and I don't enjoy 25 miles + of riding. > > They are too loud for me... but stock is too quiet. > > Anyone have a muffler / silencer they are happy with ? > > Pete >
I'm happy with stock although I have 4 different mufflers for 4 different bikes : the black chromed silencer exiting from the 2-1 system of the TR65; the zig-zag black chromed silencer from the TR7T's 2-1 system, the big bore system with linked megaphone silencers of the TSX and the final pattern black cap megaphones of the TSS-AV. I like 'em all and as I ride daily, I appreciate their subdued rumble.
well....i put the '60s style' emgos on my 72 T120 but they were kinda loud too so i bought a couple of those slip in baffle pieces and put them in and it made the bike quieter and helped midrange too,......
After the stock mufflers on my '78 T140 'gave up the ghost' I replaced them with a set of Toga's. These are a T120 style but with a longer pipe on the engine side of the muffler. (I'm not sure if these are still available.) No louder than my 70's stock mufflers but a bit louder than the original 78's muffler. I also tried a set of EMGO Dunstall copies and found them to loud.
I saw a T140 with megaphone 'silencers' (and I use that term with it's widest possible meaning) made by former Meriden dealers, Anglo Bike of Reading. The owner started it up: the downpipes might as well have been there on their own ! Loud doesn't describe it !
I have a pair of 711-Z623/A (British Cycle Supply number) preunit mufflers. The kind that look like a snake swallowed a rodent. You can look straight through them and they are a bit loud. My dB meter on my Iphone reads 90dB at idle and 101 at ~3,000rpm. Same amount of noise as my stock Harley Road King. It is a beautiful noise and you don't have to look up to know it is me coming.I would rather they be quieter, but they aren't. It's not so loud that it reverberates in my helmet like the Screaming Eagle (screaming douchbag) mufflers that used to be on the Harley.
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I use clone Dunstall Big-O mufflers. They are the mufflers that are 27" long and have a removable baffle/perforated tube. The glass packing blows out quickly so the last time I used stainless steel scrubbing pads and really packed it full before I bolted up the tube. Noise but not super loud. I put C.S. clone Norton Peashooters on an XS650. Big time loud because they have no packing inside, just a louvered tube. Look good though.
I put a set of short meagphone type mufflers on my T-140 and it is way to loud. I got insulted by a bystander saying that it was the loudest Harley that he had ever heard. Stock to quite and after market to loud. Must find an in between.
Did the same on my last set of stockers...they went into the dumpster when I decided to do a makeover on my 81 T140. Think I am going to do the same as you very soon.... not only are the EMGO peashooters loud, but the exhaust note is hollow and rappy, compared to the deep base notes of the drilled stock exhaust.