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Author Topic: Cocktail shaker muffler  (Read 1424 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Cocktail shaker muffler
« on: February 27, 2011, 03:47:18 PM »
Anyone tried one of these?

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/product_catalog/Product.jsp?productId=p433826

I really like the looks of it.  I was considering the EFI muffler but the aesthetics just don't do it for me.  Same for the upswept.  There was that long fishtail one I posted before but this one looks really sexy.  I found a video of a non-upswept version on a G5 on you tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_x4gyKHabM

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Re: Cocktail shaker muffler
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 05:36:07 PM »
Looks a lot like a Goldstar muffler. He say he added a bit of pipe so it wouldn't be too short. I say for that price, go for it. If you don't like it you could always sell it. I'm getting the upswept RE one but I just like the looks of it. To me it screams 1950's.

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Re: Cocktail shaker muffler
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 06:37:56 PM »
 I ordered from them several years ago. Customer service was great and order processing and shipping was fast.
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Re: Cocktail shaker muffler
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 07:10:24 PM »
That's always been one of my favourite aftermarket exhausts. I put a couple of 'em on a Square Four Ariel and they sounded just schweeeet! I'm thinkin' it'd be a natural for the Enfield. I think the Atlas is going to end with a couple of them just for fun ......
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Re: Cocktail shaker muffler
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 08:56:35 PM »
It sounds quite loud.  Is it an open pipe?
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Re: Cocktail shaker muffler
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 09:16:48 PM »
Yeah Bob, how loud is it?  I saw some internal pics of one online and it looks like mostly open with a restrictor plate.  I'm not sure if there's any fiberglass packing in the wide part but the baffle is removable so I figure I could modify it to be quieter if need be. 

I listened to a few bikes online and most of them sounded nice and not all blatty.  For some reason I have been losing touch with my quiet ways and I'm kinda in the mood for something a little louder.  Must be cabin fever :)

OlHog, thanks for noticing that he added some pipe.  I didn't notice that.  Something I may need to do.  They give good measurements of the pipe so I could measure and guesstimate how much.

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Re: Cocktail shaker muffler
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 11:12:08 PM »
We put the RE Reverse cone on a C5 for kicks. It was way loud. Pretty much a straight thru.
The RE upturned muffler looks much better in person. I didn't care for it's looks at first but now, it looks right and sounds right. Louder than the stock can yet not offensive. Sounds like a motorcycle.
We took the reverse cone off after we looked at each other and we were all winceing.
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Re: Cocktail shaker muffler
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 05:25:46 AM »
Yeah Bob, how loud is it?  I saw some internal pics of one online and it looks like mostly open with a restrictor plate.  I'm not sure if there's any fiberglass packing in the wide part but the baffle is removable so I figure I could modify it to be quieter if need be. 

I listened to a few bikes online and most of them sounded nice and not all blatty.  For some reason I have been losing touch with my quiet ways and I'm kinda in the mood for something a little louder.  Must be cabin fever :)

OlHog, thanks for noticing that he added some pipe.  I didn't notice that.  Something I may need to do.  They give good measurements of the pipe so I could measure and guesstimate how much.

Thanks everyone,

Scott

They weren't awful on the Square-4 ..... I've used them on the old Brits in the past - and I don't particularly recall "loud" like the gut shaking, ear piercing Dunstall meggy's that I used on the Lightning .... They ARE straight thru, however, they have generous rill-baffling to keep the crackle out .....
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Re: Cocktail shaker muffler
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011, 09:49:25 AM »
Hmmmm.....  Might be worth a look then.

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Re: Cocktail shaker muffler
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 12:53:34 PM »
We put the RE Reverse cone on a C5 for kicks. It was way loud. Pretty much a straight thru.
The RE upturned muffler looks much better in person. I didn't care for it's looks at first but now, it looks right and sounds right. Louder than the stock can yet not offensive. Sounds like a motorcycle.
We took the reverse cone off after we looked at each other and we were all winceing.
Pretty sure we an beat the Dennis Kirk price. If interested, give me a yell or email and I'll check on Tuesday.
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Re: Cocktail shaker muffler
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011, 01:20:52 PM »
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Re: Cocktail shaker muffler
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2011, 01:31:07 PM »
I say support your local dealer !!

Always my first impulse. they treat me very well.  I just don't dig the looks of the EFI or Upswept muffler so much.  If I do go for one of those I'll buy it an my local spot.

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Re: Cocktail shaker muffler
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011, 03:34:30 PM »
This one is a nicer qualty, fully dis-assemblable, and is longer too, so it won't need an extender pipe.  That one on the G5 is ugly.  It's only 1 3/8" so it will need a reducer but I can get a shop to fab that pretty cheap.

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Re: Cocktail shaker muffler
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011, 05:04:30 PM »
  I did that on my wifes' Electra..sounds very period correct.  Nice thump to the exhaust now.
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Re: Cocktail shaker muffler
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2011, 06:27:36 PM »
Which muffler?  Loud?  Too loud?

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