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Offline Garn

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Mufflers for 73-4 Tx500
« on: August 03, 2019, 07:48:27 AM »
I have approached this subject before, mainly because mine have a huge lump where the muffler internals have rusted from the inside.
Yesterday I noticed a TX650 with some look-alike Tx500 mufflers. I approached the owner and he informed me that they were a look-alike "Dunstall" muffler.  I live in Australia, hence, postage from overseas is aways an expense.
Anyone any solutions?  Note I'll settle for an aftermarket muffler if its a look-alike!
RegardZ. 
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Re: Mufflers for 73-4 Tx500
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 07:40:48 AM »
Well no luck so far....
I'm onto a good buy for some look-alike mufflers. so rang the seller.... Brand new mufflers approx Aus$100 each.
I proceeded to take the old original mufflers off.
What a job, the joining device between the muffler and the exhaust pipe has seized up with rust.
So, I thought I would remove the exhaust pipes with the mufflers and match them up with my intended buy.

What I found.....  It will be a mammoth job for me to match up the new mufflers.
     There are 2 x 8mm bolts each side that both, support the mufflers and locate the the pillion pegs.
     There is a 8mm bolt, each side that further supports the mufflers near the swinger-arms pivot.
     A further centre-stand buffer rubber mount located on the LHS.
Provision would have to be made on the new purchase mufflers to align...... A bit too hard for me and a pretty big task!

RegardZ   
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Re: Mufflers for 73-4 Tx500
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 11:32:19 PM »
Are you after original length or shorter?
Mine were shorter and a pretty good fit.

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Re: Mufflers for 73-4 Tx500
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 05:44:43 AM »
Mvluv13, thanks for your interest. I'll settle for shorter.
I looked up a previous post and a guy from WA suggest a Stainless Steel make, from guy in Victoria, just over boarder NSW/Vic.
I would appreciate a pic of yours!
The original ones are 800mm long and 600 at largest Dia.  The ones with no fittings are megaphone style on eBay Australia. 
RegardZ.
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Re: Mufflers for 73-4 Tx500
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 09:25:03 AM »
Have a look in my thread for pics of mine.
Ill try and find the specs and where I got mine from.
I'm pretty sure they were ebay items however I was impressed with the chrome quality and they also came with reducers to fit a wide variety of header diameters.

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Re: Mufflers for 73-4 Tx500
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 10:09:52 AM »
Couldn't find in my account however if you look in eBay under emgo universal 26" reverse cone muffler EPM-84034 that is the type. Looks like lots of vendors sell them.

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Re: Mufflers for 73-4 Tx500
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 11:57:48 PM »
Thanks again.... I shall look into these Emgo 26".
RegardZ.
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