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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Fulltimer, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Fulltimer

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    Interesting... so the intent is to be able to changeor adjust the back-pressure in the exhaust I assume. But why?
     
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    In the magazine there was an article (and fewer pics). It said the rider could adjust the loudness with it.

    Terry
     
  4. Arnold Layne

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    The valve in the exhaust is called a cut out. You will notice that it is part of the front end of the muffler, you open it and by-pass the muff to gain a little performance or economy on the open road. Many early vehicles had them, even more were aftermarket. When I was young, on the edge of a really small almost ghost town near our farm was an old sign that read "Please Close Your Cut-Out".
     
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    I guess I should have looked better. We used to run cut outs back in the 60's.

    Terry
     
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    Here is a thought do you think any of the builds gentelmen here have made will ever look so elegant an sexy , that bike just oooozzzzes cool class.
     
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    I think there are people on here that could duplicate that motorcycle in the guise of a modern day bike. It probably would cost a bunch but...how cool would it be!

    Terry
     
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    It would be a incredible historical replical an over the top cool in my book.
     
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    Don Walser Hot Rod Mercury - YouTube

    "flip the switch and hear that old Mercury roar!"


     
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    Back in the 60's we called those snuffers. A lot of the honda 350 scrambler crowd used them to quiet the exhaust down. Usually used at 2:am when your trying to sneek into your neighborhood. All the neighbors know it's you with them open. Still a little loud but tollerable.
     
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    The bike looks cool but I think you would have a **** of a time pedaling this thing!
     

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