Dunstall Decibels

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After replying to a wanted ad. I have been discussing the sale of a pair of original Dunstall Decibel "silencers" that i no longer need and am now discussing price. The only clue i have is that a year or two back someone at a brit spares shop suggested that i could pay for new silencers with the sale of the Dunstalls. These ones are a bit rough so that sounds a bit optimistic. Have had a look on Ebay only to get confused by the range of asking prices.

Has anyone seen what these have typically gone for? I don't want to ask a silly price but don't want to give them away either. Any info appreciated.

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(P.S. hope i am not breaking any unwritten rules by asking a $ question)
 
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Anyone had any occasion to use these Decibel pipes? What was the impression of them? Legal? Louder than original?..all info, views and opinions are welcome as I have just gotten a "rough" pair to play with...mostly for nostalgiac reasons, because mine were stolen from me years ago...another subject which I will cover at some time in the blog I've been hacking at for the last few years...and because I've started to fool with the 810 out there in the garage...seemed a good time to take advantage of the chance, and replace my pipes after all these years....:wink:
Thanks!!!
 
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hewhoistoolazytologin said:
Anyone had any occasion to use these Decibel pipes? What was the impression of them? Legal? Louder than original?..all info, views and opinions are welcome as I have just gotten a "rough" pair to play with...mostly for nostalgiac reasons, because mine were stolen from me years ago...another subject which I will cover at some time in the blog I've been hacking at for the last few years...and because I've started to fool with the 810 out there in the garage...seemed a good time to take advantage of the chance, and replace my pipes after all these years....:wink:
Thanks!!!

I've got a set that came with my MKIII. I will definitely upgrade to the older Pea Shooter type soon, simply for cosmetic reasons, probably during the summer sometime.

I'll probably try to ebay mine when that time comes unless someone on this forum wants to put their name on them. :D

Apparently the Decibels are quiter than the stock pea shooter.

I think they have decent growl to them and are still pretty loud.
 
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I am interested in replacing my pea shooters with dunstall replicas. Now with the pea shooters, my buddies tell me that they can hear me coming from several blocks away. Are the dunstall silencers any louder?
 
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NateC said:
I am interested in replacing my pea shooters with dunstall replicas. Now with the pea shooters, my buddies tell me that they can hear me coming from several blocks away. Are the dunstall silencers any louder?

Well, you can definitely hear me coming a few blocks away with the Dunstalls.

I have made no comparasin, but I have been told the Dunstall's are a bit quieter.
 
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Thanks for the replies...

I was also of the impression that they are quieter. Remember going with a buddy to the german vehicle inspection with his commando, and he had dunstalls on his machine. The inspector looked at a book, which had one picture of a norton in it, said the exhaust wasn't the same as in the picture, and refused to pass it as street safe/legal. We went home, traded pipes with mine, went back, got the stamp and then traded the pipes again at home. We were upset, not just because the fellow was so stupid, but also because we couldn't understand why a "quieter" set of pipes was not acceptable, but the loud ones were, just because they were the original...but since then, I hear only that the Dunstalls are so "loud"...so I thought my memory must be befuddled. Apparently not though, as you have backed up my impressions of them. Will have to wait and see. More than likely, I will go through the same BS again if I try to get them through the inspection though. Any body got something to add to this discussion, or has anyone actually got any info as to how much they supposedly put out, Decibel wise, at the rear? Thanx!
 

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If I recall, the original Dunstall Decibel silencers had removable baffles. Every self respecting Norton hot-rodder took out the baffles and the result was quite loud.
 
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I had a set on my old 850. They had a removable baffle plate at the rear - just a black metal disk that was held on with a central fixing bolt.

With the baffle plate in, they were a bit louder than the stock mufflers. With the plate out, they were another bit louder, but nothing like the Harleys these days. I generally ran them with the plates in. I guess I wasn't a hot-rodder! :lol:

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Ron L said:
If I recall, the original Dunstall Decibel silencers had removable baffles. Every self respecting Norton hot-rodder took out the baffles and the result was quite loud.

:twisted: Nice, another weekend project. I'll try it out and report back.
 
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Don't you love those "accurate" decriptions?

Waited a couple of weeks to insert this note....the reason to be surely understood.

Knew there was something up when I got home from work and saw the small pile of rust powder on the doorstep, and how the trail of rust disapeared under the door, down the hall and led to a long box with my name on it. Poor wife had to drag the box in...I got to sweep the rust up... :lol:

Had to give the fellow a positive, as his decription of "rusty" and "bad condition" somehow, indeed were, accurate to a T...but lord knows why he put them into ebay in the first place...I'd have been too embarrassed to do so and scared I'd get the negative ebay evaluation from hell...good thing he ran into someone with a sense of humor and a bit of optimisum in his soul. The fact he hasn't given me an evaluation back yet...need we ponder?

This will be a real rabbit out of a hat trick to get these things on the road again. Possible, but so is raising the Titanic, given enough money and willpower. Any comments and tips will be welcome...even a few "you stupid idiots", might be even in order...just as accurate as his description I suppose.

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:( Oh dear, schrott is really the only way to describe those, isn't it ?

He should really have said "suitable only as pattern" . It's a classic example of why autojumbles / swapmeets are still to be preferred to ebay.
 
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Hewho, you can buy mine when I get my "pea shooters" possibly at the end of the summer. They are in fantastic shape and I'd hardly want much for them.
 
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hewho,

Sad to see that pitiful pile of rust. Some people simply don't have any scruples.

On another note - you take a mighty fine photograph!

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Hey man do they have the saying there? You should be paid to take this. How about a question to the seller; I think there has been a bad mix up you were to pay me no???
 
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norbsa48503 said:
Hey man do they have the saying there? You should be paid to take this. How about a question to the seller; I think there has been a bad mix up you were to pay me no???

No shit.

I actually can't believe someone would even bother listing those rusty pieces of crap on ebay.
 

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It really is amazing what some people sell off on Greed-Bay.
Those are some sad looking muffs.
These same people are probably the ones that would scream the loudest if it happened to them.
I've been bit so many times I don't buy much anymore.
 
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Thanks for the tears guys...

Own stupidity...although the photo was from quite a distance away, and all these nice things were not at all visible or clear enough to make a valid judgement of the condition possible by the buyer. No nice photos, like I took for you. Thanks for the compliment on the photos too...not that I think they are really very clear, but better than they could be, true. As for going to visit this fellow with dastardly intentions....nope. Not worth it. Enough jerks busy "getting back" for the week, I'd say, what with that temper tantrum at Virginia Tech. I will just grin and bear it on this one...his description was indeed rather too accurate, so I was dumb, and let my imagination think he just couldn't mean THAT rusty and in THAT bad a condition. I never would have offered these for sale...myself, but some people are really of another class I quess. I have had such good luck with ebay...most people are so nice to deal with. I won't let this change my mind yet...one dud won't spoil my fun with ebay.

Anyway...any ideas for this situation? I thought of cutting the end of one of my old peashooters off and doing the old transplant thing...not that it would be anything other than a job for Dr. House and his blow torch, but it might work. Weld and grind the area flat...has to be rechromed anyway. Bit of braising on top would allow dressing with a file and sanding flat. Surely an optimistic project...indeed. Any comments? Other than to trash them....that comment has already come from the wife so I don't need recomfirmation of that... :lol:

Coco...indeed of interest...inform me if you decide to do this...not that I would understand why, as they are rather seldom, you must surely know.

I would still have mine, and the center stand too, if someone hadn't relieved me of them...another blog entry sometime soon... :wink:
 
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Like MichaelB I don't buy much (read that nothing) from Ebay anymore. Too many scammers and cheats that want to take advantage of others and Ebay really doesn't care since they get their money whether anyone gets screwed or not. I always felt the seller should be held to a higher standard than the buyer and the only legitmate reason for a buyer to get a negative feedback would be non-payment but as Hewho stated the crooks wait for your feedback before giving theirs; thereby having the last laugh. The last time I got burned I gave a negative anyway since I don't rely on selling crap for a living and wasn't interested in becoming a "Power Scammer".

Scooter :D
 
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