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Author Topic: Muffler Suggestions & Sources  (Read 442 times)

motoguzzibill

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Muffler Suggestions & Sources
« on: March 10, 2014, 03:20:24 PM »
I am considering muffler options for my 06' Electra. I presently have a megaphone style muffler with very little baffling. Other modifications include a Mikuni 32mm carb with foam air filter, BW's cams, and restrictions removed from header pipe. The megaphone has quite a loud bark and I may just add additional baffling to reduce the volume.

I've also been eyeing the Goldstar style exhaust system from Nfield Gear, but I really don't need an entire new system. Hitchcock's advertises just the Goldstar muffler, but then shipping costs apply.

I am wondering what others might be using and/or if anyone can recommend a stateside source for a Goldstar style muffler that could be adapted to the Enfield. Anyone using the Goldstar style system wish to comment? Spring is nearly here!
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Re: Muffler Suggestions & Sources
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 05:52:54 PM »
The EFI muffler works very well and is fairly cheap. It should work fine on the Electra. NFG has them.
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Re: Muffler Suggestions & Sources
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 06:00:39 PM »
Emgo shorty and cocktail shakers seam to be popular and are relatively inexpensive.  Loads of them on Ebay or direct for JCWhitney..
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Re: Muffler Suggestions & Sources
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 07:45:17 PM »
I have an EMGO Megaphone from NField gear that is mega-loud.  It was great in the city - better than my horn - but I'm going to work on quieting it up too.  Those Goldstars do have a nice smooth sound though. 

In my opinion, the goldstar header itself is a nicer shape than the avl stock header.  The goldstar has a nice angle that matches the frame, where as the stock one curves back.  It's just a matter of taste but I was happy with that choice.  You can see it here in this old pic of my bike before a bunch of other changes:

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3415

One thing is that the goldstar header is a bit too small for the AVL port so I put some hi-temp aluminum tape around to widen it and then I used some permatex to seal it up.


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Re: Muffler Suggestions & Sources
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 04:56:06 PM »
Found the Emgo 2013 muffler catalog.  It has some very nice looking options, including a Goldstar style.  Havent looked into where to order one as of yet.  I like the looks of the 'cafe' and 'Roadhawk', on page 3:

http://www.nichecycle.com/ncs/media/wysiwyg/catalogs/2013_Muffler.pdf
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Re: Muffler Suggestions & Sources
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 06:59:48 PM »
Cone engineering for great stainless mufflers, including a quiet-core megaphone.

Www.coneeng.com IIRC.