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Author Topic: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???  (Read 2405 times)

DaBulletMan

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To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« on: May 15, 2011, 04:24:42 PM »
Added a Fishtail Attachment to the silencer...
Should it stay on or is it too much???
Any Opinions??? Thanks...
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Maturin

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 04:46:50 PM »
Too much fish.
I like the shorter, luscious one better  ;)
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 04:48:19 PM »
fish is good..fish  is brain food..try it and see if you like it...u can always take it off..
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 04:51:54 PM »
So there ya go Bulletman....  we are a great crowd here in the forum, but indecisive
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میں صرف اپنی موٹر سائیکل پر سوار کرنا چاہتے ہیں

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 04:54:51 PM »
I had a fish tail on mine a while back. Check out the member photos and you will see one in there of mine with the fish tail.  Has a neat sound. I even had dual fishtails on my Harley at one time. I may put the fishtail back on my RE. It does give it a different sound and you may like it. Definitely looks cool.

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 05:41:09 PM »
I like it.  Keep it, just be careful backing up to curbs ;)

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011, 07:04:38 PM »
Added a Fishtail Attachment to the silencer...
Should it stay on or is it too much???
Any Opinions??? Thanks...
For a long time I had twin fishtails on my Harley Electra-Glide.  More than a few times I walked into one of them.  Ouch! 

They looked cool and sounded fine.  Later I put the OEM mufflers on and preferred the classic HD look with quieter exhaust.
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2011, 07:12:17 PM »
For a long time I had twin fishtails on my Harley Electra-Glide.  More than a few times I walked into one of them.  Ouch! 

Lookathat! Snappy fish!
If God had meant the Bullet to swim, he´d given her a fishtail  ;D
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011, 08:10:11 PM »
For a long time I had twin fishtails on my Harley Electra-Glide.  More than a few times I walked into one of them.  Ouch! 

They looked cool and sounded fine.  Later I put the OEM mufflers on and preferred the classic HD look with quieter exhaust.

I thought mine were loud also,  so I bought some baffles from J&P and installed them. Not real quiet ones though.  I lived overseas, so I kept my bikes loud so that folks would know I was passing them. Driving overseas is nothing like driving here, so you have to be very, very defensive.  Lots of horn power and loud exhaust.

I still have my Harley fishtail pipes so I might just dig them out and put one of them on my Bullet. Probably have to manufacture a strap though, to hang it.

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2011, 09:14:06 PM »
I put them on a Heritage Softail HD I had as well to make it even more "retro"  BUT if they were never a part used on the Enfields, they are more of  a personal choice than making it look "stock old". So if you like it you can use it but know that you are "customising' rather than replicating.
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2011, 10:16:12 PM »
I love the fish, if it were a bit shorter, meaning a few inches
closer to the muffler body, under the saddlebag, I would like it more.
keep the fish.
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2011, 10:25:37 PM »
ok.. im going to go against popular opinion, and say it doesnt do much for me...

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2011, 11:07:31 PM »
u did that on purpose.. ;D
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2011, 11:27:57 PM »
I like the fish,I have a Harley one on my Military(pics in the photo gallery). I like the sound and will never go back.
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2011, 11:51:30 PM »
bullet wagon: what is the name of the Chihuahua or is that what you look like?  the only reason I'm asking is that i have a chiweenie, chihuahua mix with dachshund...i didn't think i like her as all my dogs have been larger but i got to tell ya the dogs are great..smart asses and intelligent little shits...
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