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Author Topic: What do you think of this muffler for the C5?  (Read 624 times)

Ducati Scotty

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What do you think of this muffler for the C5?
« on: January 22, 2011, 05:48:32 AM »
http://www.jcwhitney.com/chrome-plated-extra-long-seamless-design-fishtail-muffler/p2006473.jcwx?filterid=j1#

It's got a 1 3/4" inlet, long and sleek, cool fishtail styling.  I'm sure it's for Harley's so it may be on the loud side but I really like the looks of it.  Oh, and I'll need to get some bracket since it doesn't have any mount points built in.

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Re: What do you think of this muffler for the C5?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011, 11:54:03 AM »
30 inches long. You'll definitely want a bracket of some kind. That would be a fair amount of leverage working against the head pipe.  

Although a pretty muffler, I don't know if I'd like the look of it on a C5. Just my personal opinion but it seems it would stick out like a "bolt on chrome accessory" that Harley's seem to get afflicted with. It would detract from the retro look of the C5.

The picture on the JC Whitney site is fairly good. Maybe someone with photochop skills can clone the picture of the muffler onto a RE so we can see what it looks like psuedo-installed whilst saving purchase price, spousal aggravation and postage.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2011, 11:58:31 AM by Desi Bike »
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Re: What do you think of this muffler for the C5?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 12:07:17 PM »
  Lots shorter and a decent price.  Possibly worthy of consideration.  Yu'd still have to use a P clamp to install it.  But clamps are generally fairly cheap.


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Re: What do you think of this muffler for the C5?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011, 12:55:19 PM »
I put one of those on my old BSA M20, it's well built and sounded great.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2011, 12:59:08 PM by r80rt »
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Re: What do you think of this muffler for the C5?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 02:23:11 PM »
 Another nice one r80rt  ;)
I think it might look good, with the style of the C-5 scotty. I say go for it.
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Re: What do you think of this muffler for the C5?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 03:12:18 PM »
Got one on my iron military, pict in the photo gallery. Sound is great more free flowing than the short muffler and mounted  to the metal pannier.
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Re: What do you think of this muffler for the C5?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 09:40:15 AM »
Thanks for chiming in guys.

Desi, I think it could look good on my teal C5 if installed well.  Yeah, it adds some flare but I don't think too much.

Wolf, that thing looks like a straight pipe, not a muffler.  And I kinda like the long muffler on the C5.  I would think about two brackets for it though.

R80RT, Bullet, thanks for the visuals.  Glad to hear it sounds good.  How loud is it?  Like. annoying Harley loud?  I like my neighbors ;)

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Re: What do you think of this muffler for the C5?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2011, 02:37:26 PM »
It wasn't too loud on the Beezer, a good low deep rumble I liked it. I wrapped it in wet towels to keep the discoloration down and welded a bolt to back of it for a mounting point, looks a lot better than a big old P clamp.
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