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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #15 on: 01.01. 2010 12:55 »
I can recommend these guys for exhausts & silencers https://www.feked.com/shop/index.php. I bought a pair pipes & silencers for my 1952 plunger A10 this was three years ago the fit was good with only slight bend on one bracket and a tight fit into exhaust port but better than a loose fit & no nasty creases where they bend the pipe ! also very good chrome that is still good today and I,m not just a fine day rider also bike doesnt get cleaned that often but when I do clean it it shines. Also have one of their silencers on one of my M20,s. Both silencers are made from heavy guage steel. I have no affiliation with this company but only as a satisfied customer.This is my experiance yours may be different though. Dave....

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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #16 on: 01.01. 2010 13:28 »
Thanks Dave
I must admit I had never heard of Feked before. I have just looked at their website and they carry the complete range for BSAs and their feedback from customers looks good. I will give them a call on Monday to see who actually manufactures their systems.

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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #17 on: 01.01. 2010 13:48 »
Welcome to continue the parts supplier discussion here.

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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #18 on: 01.01. 2010 17:10 »
Hello Jim...

Yes indeed I did get your email yesterday, been too bunged up with a cold to make any sort of intelligible reply, although I did wrap up well to go out and take some more photos. Thanks for your kind comments on my website by the way.

I was rather fortunate with my down pipes in that they were already on the bike when I came to take on ownership of bike. The drive/nearside pipe does not have any really noticeable kink side to side as such but does have a slight kink in a top to bottom sort of manner. The pipe just clears the bottom underside of the primary cover by just a quarter of an inch. I purchased my Goldie pipes from Armours and have been very happy with them although I feel now after three or four years the chrome could have been a little better, rust is fighting to get through now. I must admit though I could have looked after them a bit better than I have done, using fine steel wool to remove baked on oil is not the way to go!

There has not been any mention that there is two lengths of Goldie pipes, mine I believe to be the longer types measuring 27 & 1/4 inches long. I also had to make up some triangular brackets which were easy enough to do. In all I've not had any sort of problem you yourself is experiencing, hope you manage to sort it out soon.

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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #19 on: 01.01. 2010 18:15 »
Hi LJ

Sorry to hear about your cold - hope you feel better soon. Thanks for braving the cold for the pic.

You have done exactly what I propose to do - some triangular brackets to fit the goldie bracket to the footrest mounting, probably with an extra bolt drilled through the goldie bracket to stop the bracket swivelling downwards with the weight of the silencer. I would imagine that, like me, you could not slide the driveside goldie on the pipe far enough to reach the footrest mounting.

I will fit the Brituro goldies to my existing pipes as the goldies appear to be quite good quality - strong brackets and thick material with a short straight through baffle. The chrome looks pretty good, even around the welds although only time will tell regarding the durability of the plating.

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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #20 on: 01.01. 2010 19:22 »
LJ
First of all: Sorry to hear you are ill - not a good way to start a new year  ;). Get well soon!
Secondly I have a short question: What's that fitting behind the swing arm pivot pin for (the one that is mounted on the bracket where you would usually expect a rear-set footrest to be mounted)?
I'm aware that this bracket is welded to all of the later A10 frames, but I actually never could imagine what this was good for. Maybe you have a clue?

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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #21 on: 01.01. 2010 19:33 »
That would be the sidecar attachment lug.
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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #22 on: 01.01. 2010 19:59 »
Just a little bit about exhaust systems not related to fit.
There seems to be a bit of a myth about the system fitted to the RGS.
True it had a siamese system but the standard muffler was a long cigar shaped Burgess. The Goldie type was a track muffler and was an option.
Mine was delivered with the cigar type. The road test published in 1962 also showed a cigar muffler fitted.
The American equivalent had twin pipes and again Burgess mufflers.
The siamese system was not exclusive to the RGS.
My friend bought a new Big Valve Super Rocket in 1962.
It was an American market type with bobbed rear guard, lots of chrome, gaitered front forks and twin instruments.
It also had a siamese system with the Burgess muffler.
I ran a Goldie muffler on my RGS for years but now that it requires restoration [again] I am going to fit the original type muffler. I also have a new siamese system which was made here in Australia. Fits like a glove.
I have fitted the same system to my Big Valve.
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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #23 on: 01.01. 2010 20:10 »
Yes as Trev says.... Its part of the sidecar lug... Its one half of a ball joint effort which really could do with removing now as I've decided to fit a sidecar to the A7 Star Twin. I'll be posting up some photos of that in a few weeks. Cheers.

Thanks for the cold commiserations...sniff sniff. A good ride out will clear it tomorrow!
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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #24 on: 01.01. 2010 20:30 »
 *idea*
Ah, thanks Gents! That makes sense. I couldn't see it, because here on the continent sidecars are naturally fitted to the right hand side of the bike.
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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #25 on: 02.01. 2010 08:58 »
As Micheal Caine said in the Italian Job "Remember, here they drive on the wrong side of the road."  *smile*
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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #26 on: 02.01. 2010 10:44 »
I've visited GB by car last September (Beaulieu Autojumble and Goodwood Revival), and having covered some 1000 miles in your beautiful country, I got the impression that it was your fellow countrymen that were continuously using the wrong side of the road.  ;)

But its funny to have passengers on board when you take the first roundabout rather rapidly in clockwise direction with all of them screaming "wrong way, wrong way!. *eek*  They all are so used to passing it in CCW-direction, this works each and every time!
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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #27 on: 02.01. 2010 12:15 »
Next time your in our country MG could you visit Berwick upon Tweed and instruct the drivers there how to use roundabouts, 50% of them don't know when they have right of way and just stop, the other 50% know where they are going but refuse to let anybody else know via their indicators.

All the best - Bill  ( who has decided in 2010 to take an Open University degree in grumpiness - got a few credits already) ???
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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #28 on: 02.01. 2010 12:44 »
Bill - Seems to be the same problem almost everywhere. Once I had to stop in the middle of a roundabout here, because an indeed VERY old man in a car was using the roundabout "the UK-way", i.e. the wrong way 'round.  *eek*

Well, guess you have found a topic for your PhD-thesis in grumpiness already. *smiley4*

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Re: Super rocket exhaust
« Reply #29 on: 02.01. 2010 17:01 »
Hello Jim and everyone else I have been off site for about 6 months as I sold my pride and joy for a variety of reasons, health, finances and the main reason my absolute disgust at the quality of parts supplied today. Jim emailed me and complimented me on the build of my bike and stirred up the lust that is obviously still there or I would not be posting again. I would like to say the exhaust problems I experienced were an example although slightly different from Jim I was fitting swept backs and goldies I first ordered them from Armours and the left pipe was at such an angle if I could have fitted the goldie it would have broken spokes in the wheel after much argy bargy on the phone I trailered the bike to them they had to agree they were wrong after marking and cutting them they said I would have a new set within a couple of weeks when I got them they were unusable as well so I returned them for money back I kept the goldies they were excellent (fixed mounting bracket not the adjustable type) meanwhile I ordered a set from bantam john whose reputation I was well aware of, I collected and paid for them from him at Kempton and prepared myself for another nightmare  when I got home I unwrapped them and had them fitted in about 30 minutes perfect as can be seen in pic attached.  I will also add any pipes I have bought I have had to cut to length I think this is probably the norm because of the amount of different silencers available better to long than short. All the best everyone Chris