I tried the Supertapps and they were louder than the stock system, but not too loud. The weird thing about them is that they radiate the sound differently than the stock system due to the disks. The sound radiates perpendicular to the pipe rather than parallel to the pipe. I found this annoying as it reverberated inside my full face helmet.I always thought supertrap mufflers had a huge range of volume due to the amount of discs that you used. I'm not familiar with oval v&h mufflers. Will supertraps fit?
Thanks for sharing this info and link. If the pipe gets louder over time i may want to look into this myself. :thumb:The SuperTrap by design has a straight through baffle core as do many others, this is supplemented by an exit system that blocks the straight through exit and routes the gasses to exit radially around the edge of the muffler between stacked discs. Removing discs reduces the available exit area and also reduces sound.
Many take the end cap and put a hole in the middle or remove it and the discs all together which defeats the design.
Disc removal or addition allows you to tune back pressure and adjust sound level.
They got their start making Spark Arrestor approved silences for oof road bikes back in the 70's and have in the passed several years developed attractive road systems.
The early models used a single hook bolt with an external spring and locknut to retain the end cap, whioch is not very attractive for customs and road bikes. The newer design retains the end cap with several socket cap screws. The only issue I am aware of related to that is the screws are stainless into stainless and have a tendency to gall and sieze with exposure to heat and gas residues. This can be moderated by use of an anti-sieze compound on the screws before the silencer is ever installed.
To get the correct size you'll need to remove the exiting muffler and measure the diameter of the pipe. Chances are it will be a nominal Inch size, 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2" etc. Bare SuperTrap mufflers are purchased based on that fitment size.
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