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Author Topic: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???  (Read 3058 times)

SimonT

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2011, 11:57:38 PM »
u did that on purpose.. ;D

haha... maybe  8)

I wont be putting one on..:)

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2011, 01:51:43 AM »
If it makes you grin leave it on.
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2013, 04:59:38 PM »
Stale old topic but I just saw it. I am liking that fishtail A LOT.
Gotta hear it, though. I don't like the European CE norm-compliant exhaust pipes, mine is so boring sounding.
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2013, 05:14:06 PM »
You could always get a cheap version of the Tailgunner exhaust and ruin not only the appearance of the RE but also the sound too.

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2013, 05:19:24 PM »
I always liked the VELOCETTE muffler, which did have a handsome perforated fishtail. This one not so much.  It makes the muffler which already looks to long, look longer & over done.
   But if it makes you happy...............
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2013, 01:53:47 AM »
No, no, no...that's an old time Harley thing, not old time Limey.
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2013, 03:41:23 AM »
Historical trivia:

According to some stories, fishtails were originally added to motorcycle mufflers to reduce annoying high pitched tinkly sounds produced by many early engines.

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2013, 06:25:47 PM »
I wonder if a fishtail in my toilet bowl would reduce the high pitched tinkly sound I heard a little while ago when nature called?

My local Chinese Market sells fish heads but I didn't see any fish tails.  Maybe a fish head would work too?
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2013, 10:45:36 PM »
Maybe for the first few minutes, but at first first it would slap the water out if the bowl. Jim, have you considered Depends©?
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2013, 08:21:02 PM »
i was going to install one and call it a shark fin
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2013, 10:37:59 PM »
Here is my C5 with one :-)  Definitely a unique sound :-)

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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2013, 12:20:28 AM »
Here is my C5 with one :-)  Definitely a unique sound :-)



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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2013, 02:31:45 AM »
  Where does one get one of those things ?
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2013, 02:47:40 AM »
Not to offend anyone at all, but in my humple opinion, these 'fishtails' do not belong on a Bullet, well at least the B5 and the classic models  :-\
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Re: To Fishtail or not to Fishtail???
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2013, 03:58:53 AM »
Jason, that actually looks better than many I've seen.  Where did you get that one?

As with everything else you have the purists that think everything should be left as factory designed.  You have those who want to make a bike look older than it is to fit their sense of nostalgia or cafe style.  You have those that think customize involves the use of a hack saw or a cutting torch.  The reality is once you bought it, you can do whatever you want with it regardless of what others think.  I prefer functional mods tastefully done, but that's just me.  Everyone is different and that is frequently reflected in our bikes.