Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Motorbikes


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th February 2015, 12:02   #316
Senior - BHPian
 
tharian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SBC
Posts: 2,308
Thanked: 2,714 Times
Default Re: GoldStar Silencer

The old TB's had a different exhaust muffler construction.
Wide mouth and exit and multiple chambers stuffed with filter pipes, cut down a lot of sound. Add to that the old AVL engines mechanical sounds, and all one could hear was a sewing machine sound.

On the TB, there is a whole lot of changes. The mechanical noise on the UCE is different from that of the AVL, catalytic converters present in the pipe, glasswool stuffed in the muffler and a small exit pipe and it leads to more of a bassy note which changes as the engine does more running.

Adding to the above;
Thunderbirds being cruisers were meant to have silent exhausts. The Lightening 535,the grandad of the present day TB, was the most silent Enfields back when it was sold, and the quickest.
I still stop and gape at a Lightening when I see one, which is so rare.

Probably the same reason why only the TB mufflers have glasswool stuffed in them.

Last edited by tharian : 12th February 2015 at 12:20.
tharian is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 15th February 2015, 22:46   #317
BHPian
 
Mr.O's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Muvattupuzha,KL
Posts: 76
Thanked: 53 Times
Default Re: GoldStar Silencer

Quote:
Originally Posted by adnaps View Post
Exactly my experience. I too prefer the silent OEM exhaust. I tried the RRP exhaust it was too loud on the highway. In the city the RRP did activate the car alarms in my neighbourhood. I switched back to OEM immediately.
Are RRP exhausts that loud? Though I've never ridden one with an RRP exhaust I've seen 350s and 500s with RRP. But I never found those exhausts loud. It might be because most with RRPs I've seen where going between 50 and 60. Does it have a removable baffle?
Mr.O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th February 2015, 00:31   #318
BHPian
 
B O V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cochin
Posts: 297
Thanked: 227 Times
Default Re: GoldStar Silencer

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.O View Post
Are RRP exhausts that loud?
Has the best exhaust note IMO, not overtly loud like all those megaphones or free flow short bottles. They're okish loud.

I prefer using the oem mufflers, and I've got a free flow with glass wool for when I feel bored

Last edited by B O V : 16th February 2015 at 00:32.
B O V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th February 2015, 09:06   #319
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 163
Thanked: 60 Times
Default Re: GoldStar Silencer

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.O View Post
Are RRP exhausts that loud? Though I've never ridden one with an RRP exhaust I've seen 350s and 500s with RRP. But I never found those exhausts loud. It might be because most with RRPs I've seen where going between 50 and 60. Does it have a removable baffle?
There are no baffles, it is a free flow. At low throttle it sounds very nice. Open up and it is loud. In addition I was worried about the combustion running lean and damaging the valves. I chickened out and reverted back to oem.
adnaps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th February 2015, 09:53   #320
BHPian
 
Mr.O's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Muvattupuzha,KL
Posts: 76
Thanked: 53 Times
Default Re: GoldStar Silencer

Glass wooled long bottle exhaust, Wild Boar exhaust makes good "thump" in a UCE. But still they are loud. RRP exhaust IMO is the most advanced exhaust available in the market today. Short bottle free flows are annoyingly loud and lacks "thump" (I use a short bottle free flow ). It just makes a lot of noise.

Does RRP make exhaust specific to 500 and 350? They are slip on exhausts, right? Or full system?
Mr.O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th February 2016, 20:25   #321
BHPian
 
adityadeva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: kochi
Posts: 82
Thanked: 89 Times
Default Re: GoldStar Silencer

A few photographs of goldstar and other silencers and other mods from the respective owners would definitely enhance the knowledge of would be RE owners like me...... Waiting for April and classic 350 black to arrive..
adityadeva is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bullet silencer for sale. 2 numbers Gordon Shifting gears 1 22nd April 2007 15:58
Decarbonizing your diesel car silencer at home tsk1979 Technical Stuff 16 30th July 2006 10:53
Baleno silencer touches filcord Technical Stuff 12 8th December 2005 22:20
MATIZ - Silencer noise SCH Technical Stuff 7 23rd March 2005 00:32


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 21:58.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks