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Old 08-28-2013, 09:12 PM   #16
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zzzzzzzzaaaaaaaaaaapppp...... dead thread revived

As you start to cut the OEM muffler apart, you will discover that it is possible to gut and reconfigure. You also will discover that it can be a bit of a PITA to work with because the outer shell is not single walled so welding it all back together can be challenging at times.

I believe that the OEM mufflers 'run hot' because the exhaust spends a bunch of time in the muffler traveling between the three chambers before it finally exits. The cat can be a contributing factor, however I do not believe it really makes all that much difference in surface temps one way or the other.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:52 PM   #17
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I've completely gutted a stock muffler, but did not install it. When you pull out the double wall with the soft packing, the muffler shell will ring like a bell. These would make a good high pitched wind chime. I suspect it will ring the same way when used on the exhaust too.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:24 AM   #18
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I've completely gutted a stock muffler, but did not install it. When you pull out the double wall with the soft packing, the muffler shell will ring like a bell. These would make a good high pitched wind chime. I suspect it will ring the same way when used on the exhaust too.
My experiance with this will disagree. Once you get your preferated tube and packing material in place its now a muffler not a wind chime
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:49 AM   #19
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The reason Zuber did not install it is because even gutted it's a heavy heap of shit and a waste of time................ just buy some mufflers

I have just had a complete year away from bikes, and ADV.... a sabbatical
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Where do you relocate your voltage regulator to get it into clean air and keep it protected ?

I guess the simple way would be........... anywhere the wires reach. I have changed my bike so much that it would no longer be relevant to a normal LC8.

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Old 08-30-2013, 03:15 PM   #21
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I guess the simple way would be........... anywhere the wires reach. I have changed my bike so much that it would no longer be relevant to a normal LC8.


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Old 08-30-2013, 03:59 PM   #22
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I guess the simple way would be........... anywhere the wires reach. I have changed my bike so much that it would no longer be relevant to a normal LC8.
I will look at relocating the VR this winter when I take the bike apart.

Thank you for your answer.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:02 PM   #23
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The design is all about centering the weight distribution. I recon the LC8s are way too heavy on the front wheel for dirt work, especially in outback Oz.

I stoped working on it one year ago to do some skiing, and get out of the garage for a while.........
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I recon under the headlight, behind the LC8 grill would be the best spot. You would have to lengthen the wires....... simple enough

Triumph dose that.

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I recon under the headlight, behind the LC8 grill would be the best spot. You would have to lengthen the wires....... simple enough
I just went into the garage and it looks like there is plenty of space.

It's now on my tear down and rebuild list.
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