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I wan't Quiet sound and wants to convert from drag pipes that I have to muffler
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My approach was to get some slip-on mufflers and cut the drag pipes to length. You'll also need a brake pedal stop (if you don't have one already) and some muffler clamps. If your drag pipes have their own support bracket, you'll probably need the stock rear muffler bracket too.

A lot of times you can get stock mufflers pretty cheap because everyone else wants louder pipes!

I used this style of clamp and they work well, you just have to tighten them a lot more than you might think to stop all the leaks.

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I had 2" drags on my xlh when I bought it. Also had a set of Sportster take off mufflers (1.75") that wouldn't fit. Went to a swap meet, bought a complete exhaust system, mufflers, exhaust pipes, crossover pipe and heat shields for $80 from some guy who had switched to drag pipes. Should have picked up a loto ticket that day too !! Oh well.
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VTwin sells 2 universal mufflers for parallel exit pipes.

30-0207 turnout 29"
30-1563 slash cut 21"

Both 3" diameter and for 1.75" pipes
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My approach was to get some slip-on mufflers and cut the drag pipes to length. You'll also need a brake pedal stop (if you don't have one already) and some muffler clamps. If your drag pipes have their own support bracket, you'll probably need the stock rear muffler bracket too.

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I used this style of clamp and they work well, you just have to tighten them a lot more than you might think to stop all the leaks.

https://www.denniskirk.com/khrome-we...rd/4407134.sku
Same way for me. You need chance to find muffler: Low prise online or in swap meet, but sometime they are too noisy too. The clamps may be a probleme too. I don't know why it's so easy to find clamps to tie mufflers to pipes and so hard to find clamps to fix the muffler on the frame.
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If you had successfully jetted your carburetor for open drags, the idle circuit may require enrichment for mufflers.
When selecting an exhaust system, what is the correct amount of backpressure (so you "don't lose torque")?
None at all.
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I just bought some Paughco universal slip ons and made an exhaust mount for them. Cut down the drags and used those as the header pipes. Completely changed the bike (for the better!)

The easiest option would be to buy a set of pipes with mufflers/brackets and it's all bolt on. Cheapest is probably finding some take off set or used parts. What I did is sort of in between, but that's only because I had access to the tools and equipment to do it.
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Any idea if this muffler is noise legal ? https://sportyparts.com/collections/...-model-muffler. (I got no answer from sporty part.)
I allready have one ....emptied. And law in Switzerland for noise is hard.
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Noise level testing is a slippery slope.
There is no standard, and HOW the test is made makes a huge difference in the results.
Slight changes to Environmental conditions cause dramatic difference in results.
Even air temperature and humidity! Reflections can cancel or amplify the levels measured.
A law that simply states a maximum is an empty mandate without DETAILING EXACTLY how the test is to be performed.
The test should take into account the weather conditions (ambient temp, humidity, baro pressure. etc.), type of surface material, texture of the surface, testing device, location of testing device in reference to the vehicle, location of the device in reference to the ground, distance of the testing device from the vehicle, Direction the device is oriented in relation to the vehicle, proximity of structures, ambient noise levels, and more. These are all issues that any person can see will affect a noise measurement. It is not something a human can estimate or arbitrarily measure in situ. For example the sound measured on a warm day in an open field of freshly mowed grass will not be the same as what is measured on a cold morning in a concrete parking garage.

On a separate issue:
Take into account the distance between the two drag pipes when considering installing slip on mufflers. Most drag pipes bring the pipes back closely parallel and there is not enough room for a muffler much less two. In this case there is only one option and that is a single muffler with a merged inlet like the ones I posted above.
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I wan't Quiet sound and wants to convert from drag pipes that I have to muffler
What is the best and cheap way to
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My Roadster came with Short Shots and the first thing I did to it was slid in some quiet baffles. I wouldn't mind em a bit quieter but it'll do. I wish the bike woulda come with the original mufflers, Icthink the Roadster stock pipes are cool looking.
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