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thanks for your report on them


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You are welcome!

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OK, who exactly sells Brituro's?

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Ask CBS.

Or Classic Bike Shop in the UK.


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68’ A65 Lightning “clubman”
71’ A65 823 Thunderbolt (undergoing restoration)
67’ D10 sportsman (undergoing restoration)
68’ D14 trials (undergoing transformation)

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Has anyone tried the Dime City Cycles 'Dunstall' type mufflers for the OIF A65s ?

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i have..if Emgo .in fact have a pair with 100 miles on them back in the boxes and on the shelf they are loud there are ways to quiet them but still rather harsh sounding to me at least


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Originally Posted by Ragmanx
Ok, Had a chance to install the mufflers from Feked on my "68 A65L.

They look real good and the tone is reserved.

Reminded me of the sound of the mufflers on a Lightening that was in the showroom of Cycle Fair dealership in Santa Paula, Calif. in 1968!

I am well pleased
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Thanx to everyone the commented on this thread.

Steve G.

Trying to post pics of them on my bike but the site cannot down load them because they are too large.

They are real nice with a mellow sound.
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Originally Posted by Ragmanx
Trying to post pics of them on my bike but the site cannot down load them because they are too large.

They are real nice with a mellow sound.
SteveG
Resize the images. Or send them to me and I'll resize them.


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I ordered a set from Feked, got notification they were packed on 04 Feb, got another notification they were sitting on my porch the morning of 08 Feb. They look great but due to weather they are not on the bike yet

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I've been running Armours stock replica silencers on one and then the other of my A65s since 1984. They're good quality silencers (obviously, since they've lasted 37 years), but I've never been completely happy with their performance or exhaust note. So it's been a low-priority goal for a long time to replace them with something else, but I knew I didn't want Emgos and I didn't want to pay the price for Brituros.

I just ordered a pair of silencers from Feked. Thanks SteveG and Thunderlizard for "paving the way".


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'65(lower)/'66(upper, wheels, front end, controls)/'67(seat, exhaust, fuel tank, headlamp)/'70(frame) A65 Bitsa.
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Here's a pic of the Feked mufflers on my bike

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Received my feked silencers via DHL today. I won't know how they sound for a while because Betsy Bitsa (yes I finally gave in and named her) is down for a head gasket replacement, but I must say I'm very pleased with their appearance and apparent quality. I'm also very impressed with their packaging: Some sort of stiff paper wrap, then bubble wrap, then corrugated cardboard, then the outer box.
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WHAT WAS THE COST OF THE FEKED SILINCERS.


I APOLOGIZE FOR THE USE OF CAPS. I CAN ONLY TYPE WITH MY RIGHT HAND SO USING THE SHIFT KEY IS BEYOND MY CAPABILITES.

The Devil is in the details.

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WHAT WAS THE COST OF THE FEKED SILENCERS.


I APOLOGIZE FOR THE USE OF CAPS. I CAN ONLY TYPE WITH MY RIGHT HAND SO USING THE SHIFT KEY IS BEYOND MY CAPABILITES.

The Devil is in the details.

1957 BSA A10 Spitfire Scrambler (numbers matching, very correct, very nice condition)
1965 BSA A65 Lightning Rocket "Clubman" (restored)
1966 BSA A65 Spitfire MK-II (restored)
1967 BSA A65 West Coast Hornet (under restoration)
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I think it was around $275.

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The Feked header pipes are LF Harris for what it’s worth.


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71’ A65 823 Thunderbolt (undergoing restoration)
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Originally Posted by Spitfire Ken
WHAT WAS THE COST OF THE FEKED SILENCERS.

They were listed at 84 pounds sterling each(I don't have a "pounds sterling" character on my keyboard). With shipping, it came to $311.


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Originally Posted by Allan G
The Feked header pipes are LF Harris for what it’s worth.

Hmm, Feked's website says they are a "manufacturer", so the silencers MIGHT be theirs.

You said in a previous reply that their header pipes were chintzy, so if Feked made the silencers (i.e., and not L.F. Harris), that could be good news.


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Possibly so. I hope they are as good as they seem.

The headers are 1mm wall but seem less in places as the chromer has been a bit rough with their polishing by looks of it. I got the set because they looked like the originals and reported to fit spot on, however a thread I was following on faceache (Facebook) the Chap that fitted them had them discolour very quickly (originals are 1.5mm which is standard for exhaust systems) so I have coated them with internal exhaust coating ceramic paint, says it’s good for 1800°F and reduces the outside temp of the pipe. So hopefully these will stay nice. Otherwise I’m back to making a set.


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68’ D14 trials (undergoing transformation)

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The ground outside my shop finally solidified enough to drag the bike out this morning and fire it up.

First, Feked sells 3 (2 really) A65 silencers (not counting the Siamese) and each of those are sold in two quality levels (Feked made and imported, the imported might explain some issues folks have had with them). The cost for the Feked made ones is the same for either style of muffler, they cost me ~$300us to my door.

https://www.feked.com/?subcats=Y&am...65+silencer&dispatch=products.search

Unfortunately I did not read carefully and ordered the 25" Universal A65 silencers.

When they arrived box looked a bit smaller than I expected so when I opened it up I compared to the Emgos that were on the bike. overall they are about 2-3" shorter than the Emgo but the tailpipe is about 1.5" longer than the Emgo. This means that the body is shorter than stock. They look somewhat like the late Firebird mufflers to me. Finish is beautiful and the fit is good. I had to swap the silencer support brackets from the pillion pegs one side to the other because the mount on the muffler is about 1" farther forward when mounted. it works and they do fit.

Sound: I had stock 68 silencers before I swapped to the Emgos. The Emgos are straight through, the Stock and Feked have a perforated baffle plate about midway through the silencer. What was lost in the swap was the deep tone of the exhaust for more of an open pipe sound which is much louder on the road. The Feked shorties brought back some of the deep tone at idle with a bit more crack to them when opened up. I would best describe them as half way between the Emgo and the stock silencer. Overall I am happy with the change so far, I have not had it out on the road at speed yet but I expect it is an overall improvement.

I have the Emgos up for sale and when they sell I may pop for the longer set of Feked silencers so I can try them as well.

I don't have any way to post pics at the moment but will when I do.

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Sounds like you might have A10 silencers, they are shorter in the body and longer on the tail pipe. Similar in apearance to the 69-on firebird silencers.


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71’ A65 823 Thunderbolt (undergoing restoration)
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Thanks, that is what they do indeed look like, guess I added more bitsa to my bitsa


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